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.
Every Saturday and Sunday evening 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 also 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 experience and a relaxing end to a day’s hard work at a conference, other events or festivities.
The tour includes manor houses of agrarian communities in a feudal era such as Vaderhobli House of the Koni Karanths and the Yerukone House, as well as the Byndoor Nelyadi House abundant in rosewood, the four century old Harkur Oliginamane, and a street view of the Navayat Muslim House. 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.