In the first of our newly curated walks, you wander through three of the most beautiful royal structures in the Heritage Village to get a glimpse of different aspects of our regal past. As if that wasn’t enough, you will also see a quintessential Mangalore Christian House and top it with a museum of Bastar art. You even go through the old Bazaar Street where you see what window shopping is all about! The Southern Stroll is an easy walk, as its name suggests, and if you’re a first time visitor to Heritage Village (or have difficulty walking), we recommend you start with this tour.
This is our classic outdoor walk, which takes you through the lanes and bylanes of the Heritage Village so you can enjoy the ambience of a South Indian village, feel the sun on your skin even as your vision is permeated by the sight of the wood and the mud of which these structures were constructed.
On special requests from groups, several structures of the Heritage Village are lit up for more than an hour and glow elegantly in the night. Family groups, conference groups or just friends may request the lighting for special occasions, conferences/seminars, functions or festivals, when they have come together to discuss, debate or celebrate! For our visitors, Heritage By Night has proved to be a memorable and relaxing end to a day’s hard work at a conference, other events or festivities.
This tour, called ‘Eastern Jaunt’ is a walk back in time, across several villages and communities of Southern Karnataka as represented in their built heritage.
The tour includes manor houses such as Vaderhobli House of the Koni Karanths, Yerukone House and Nelyadi House, all of Kundapur Taluk , four centuries old Harkur Olaginamane, which has the rare and stunning colonnade of maddale (mridangam) shaped pillars, Navayath Muslim House from Bhatkal.
The pinnacle of this tour is Kunjur Chowki Mane, a courtyard house of the Shivalli Brahmins which is the best extant example of this type.
If you have stamina, this walk is for you – It covers the length of the Village and is mind-boggling for sheer contrariness. Here, the spiritual (a monastery) balances out the material (the traders’ houses); the simple seafarer’s home offsets the elaborate trader’s house; you see lovely open balconies and closed porches, sit-outs and even sit–ins.