Heritage walk to see iconic churches on MG Road

Bangalore is blessed with many historical places and museums. There are historical walks that you can do to see and explore these beautiful landmarks. And one such walk, is a relaxed and easy walk between Trinity Circle and Church Street. There are plenty of things to see along the way which are unique and are of historical importance. In this post, I will list the 6 things that you can see between Trinity Circle and Church Street.

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6 things to see between Trinity Circle and Church Street

Statistics of the walk

  • Starting point: Trinity Circle.
  • Finishing point: Church Street.
  • Total distance: 2.5 kilometres.
  • Time taken: 1 to 2 hours depending on how much time is spent at each point.
  • Grade: Very easy. The walk is on the footpaths and streets. Ensure to look around for any vehicles before crossing the streets.
  • Path: Holy Trinity Church – Indian Cartoon Gallery – East Parade Church – Mayo Hall (Kempe Gowda museum) – Public Utility Building (Fearless mural) – Church Street.

Holy Trinity Church at Trinity Circle

The Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest landmarks in Bengaluru, which was built in 1851 for the British regiment. The church is considered the largest military church in the southern part of India.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • Opening hours: 9 AM to 6 PM every day.
  • Pictures are not allowed inside the church.
Holy Trinity Church Bengaluru
Holy Trinity Church
 

Indian Cartoon Gallery

Displaying various caricatures and illustrations, the Indian Cartoon Gallery is a hidden gem for people who love cartoons and caricatures. The illustrations are from local and international artists. It’s so cool to see the caricatures of the famous personalities. Also, the Indian Cartoon Gallery is the only cartoon gallery in India.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • Opening hours: 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Saturday.
Indian cartoon gallery, the only cartoon gallery in India
Indian Cartoon Gallery

East Parade Church

Consecrated in 1865, the East Parade church is located on the east of the Parade Grounds of the Madras Engineer Group (MEG) regiment. The church serves in English, Tamil, and Malayalam.

  • Only members are allowed inside the church. Visitors (non-members) are not allowed inside the church.
East Parade Church in Bengaluru
East Parade Church

Kempe Gowda museum

Bangalore has a museum dedicated to its founder, Kempe Gowda. The Kempegowda Museum has a heritage Bangalore map, history of Yelahanka dynasty and background of 16th century Bangalore.

Kempe Gowda was the founder of Bangalore and a head of the Vijayanagara Empire. He was one of the well-educated and successful rulers at the time. He fortified and built many notable buildings and landmarks during his time. His birth anniversary (27 June) is celebrated as Kempe Gowda Jayanthi every year across Karnataka.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • Opening hours: 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Saturday.
  • The museum is located on the first floor of Mayo Hall.
Kempe Gowda Museum, Mayo Hall, Bangalore
Kempe Gowda Museum at Mayo Hall

Fearless mural

Created by Fearless Collective and an NGO Harisu Dala, this spectacular mural stands tall on MG Road, just outside the Public Utility building. It is to showcase the lives of waste pickers and Pourakarmikas, who keep our beautiful city clean. The mural is of two women, and it is around 30 feet tall.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • The mural can be seen at all times.
Fearless mural, Public Utility Building, Bangalore
Fearless mural at Public Utility Building

Street art on Church Street

Church street received a make over few years ago. Many artists painted the streets with spectacular murals and graffiti. Some of these street art have importance and meaning to them. One of the biggest art on the Church street is on the metro station wall.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • The murals can be seen at all times.

There are also many shops on Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road where you can purchase souvenirs, clothing or other items. One of the government affiliated shop is Cauvery Emporium located on the intersection of MG Road and Brigade Road. I highly recommend shopping at this place if you wish to buy authentic souvenirs.

MG Road Metro station Bengaluru
MG Road Metro station

Public transportation to Trinity Circle

  • Namma Metro – The most convenient way to travel to Trinity Circle is by metro. There is a metro station right next to Holy Trinity Church. The distance between Trinity Circle metro station and Holy Trinity Church is less than 500 metres.
    • Up to date information on metro can be found on Namma Metro website.
    • One can either buy a single token ticket at the counter in any metro station or pay using a metro transportation card.
  • Auto rickshaw (or tuk tuk) – One can take an auto rickshaw to the Trinity Circle. Note the auto drivers are supposed to only charge as per the metre. It is an extra fare only when you are traveling at odd hours, such as after 10 PM or before 6 AM.

Read Transport in Bangalore for more details on the way you can commute in the city.

Public transportation from Church Street

  • Namma Metro – The nearest metro station to Church Street is the MG Road metro station. There is an entrance on Church Street as well.
    • Up to date information on metro can be found on Namma Metro website.
    • One can either buy a single token ticket at the counter in any metro station or pay using a metro transportation card.
  • Auto rickshaw (or tuk tuk) – There are plenty of auto rickshaws available on MG Road. In fact, there is a pre-paid auto stand on MG Road near the metro station. Note: Autos are not allowed on Brigade Road or Church Street.

Closing Notes

The walk between Trinity Circle and Church Street is worth doing as the walk does provide a glimpse into some of Bengaluru’s iconic buildings and landmarks. I highly recommend this walk if you have a spare day or a few hours in Bengaluru.

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