6 things to see between Trinity Circle and Church street

Bangalore is blessed with many historical places and museums. There are 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.

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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, Trinity Circle

Built in 1851 for the British regiment, the Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest landmarks in the city. Some of the statues that are displayed in the church were specially carved in England. The church is considered as the largest military church in the southern part of India.

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  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • Opening hours: 9 AM to 6 PM everyday.
Holy Trinity Church, Bangalore
Holy Trinity Church, Bangalore

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, Indian Cartoon Gallery is the only cartoon gallery in India.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM.
Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore
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 languages.

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

Kempe Gowda museum

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

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

About Kempe Gowda

Kempe Gowda was the founder of Bangalore and a head under 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.

Kempe Gowda I
Kempe Gowda I; Source: Wikipedia.

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, 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. There are many art on the street that have importance and meaning to them. One of the biggest art on the street is on the metro station.

  • Entry fee: FREE.
  • The murals can be seen at all times.
Bangalore metro train station
Church Street, Metro station

There are also many shops on 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.

Public transportation to Trinity Circle

  • 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 the 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.

Public transportation from Church Street

  • 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 the 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.

Safety for solo female travelers

Absolutely yes. The walk is very safe for solo female travelers. I have walked on this path many number of times and have had no issues. However, like any other place, be cautious and know your surroundings, especially at night.

Caricature, Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore
Caricature, Indian Cartoon Gallery

Closing Notes

The walk between Trinity Circle and Church Street is truly very pretty. The route has many landmarks that one can see and explore. And Bangalore has so much of history and there is a lot to learn about them.

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