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    Iskon temple

    by orix Written Jul 10, 2013

    The ISKON temple is a great place to experience instant enlightenment. On Sunday's its packed (like most temples) so try to start early. You'll need to deposit your shoes outside. You can pay a little extra and get a special pass that will allow you to bypass all the lines. You will receive some blessing and be requested to repeat the hare-Krishna mantra. Just remember not to make fun or offend the other worshipers are taking it very seriously.

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    City market

    by orix Written Jul 10, 2013

    The Bangalore city market – not far from the train station is an interesting place. It's very dirty and crowded and you will not have an easy time cruising around. But, it has many interesting sights, huge flower section, and other strange things. So if you are really into that kind of experience go for it, otherwise maybe try your luck at a smaller market first.

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    Devarayanadurga

    by balajinandan Written May 29, 2013

    Devarayanadurga is a hill station near Tumkur in the state of Karnataka in India. The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of 3940 feet.[1] It is also famous for Namada Chilume, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali river. Another famous temple in the area is the Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli.

    Nursery

    The karnataka forest department has developed a nursery of medicinal plants near Namada Chilume picnic spot on Devarayanadurga hills. There are about 300 varieties of rare ayurvedic plants in this nursery. Only particular species of plants are cultivated on specified plots for easy identification of the plant varieties. The nursery is located at a forest spot beside Tumkur-Devarayanadurga bus route. The nursery, known as the mini forest of medicinal plants, has been developed with the objective of conserving endangered species of plants on Devarayanadurga hills.

    Getting there

    It is 65 km from Bangalore, India, by road on Tumkur road. The nearest railway station is tumkur (11km) and Dabbaspet (25km). It can also be approached through Kyatsandra.

    Accommodation

    KSTDC operates a hotel in Devarayanadurga called Hotel Mayura Meghadoota.

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    The City Market - K. R. Market

    by Liatris1 Updated Oct 12, 2011

    Krishna Rajendra Market/City Market is an old wholesale bazaar selling almost everything from flowers, vegetables, fruits/dry fruits to steels and plastic boxes and much more. It's a nice place to visit even if you are not shopping. You can get "taste" of the old Bangalore at this bustling market.

    I loved the flower market here. Baskets with flowers in bright colors.

    Tip: walk up to the highest level of this market and look down!

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  • Biking around Bangalore - Art of Bicycle Trips

    by raghav_90 Written Jul 1, 2011

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    I was visiting Bangalore on a business trip and had one day free during one of the weekend. Came to know about this Art of Bicycle Trips who organizes cycling tours around Bangalore. I believe, cycling is the best way to see in and around Bangalore. Joined them in their one day Nrityagram Safari. Nrityagram is a classical dance gurukal 40 km away from Bangalore. I was riding a bike almost after 10 years and it was quite exciting and refreshing. If you have weekend to spare in Bangalore, do take a biking trip with them.

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    Have Fun at WonderLa

    by sarika2000 Updated Aug 10, 2010

    Having lived in Bangalore for over 5 years, I have visited WonderLa just twice and never thought it was a big Deal. But last month I went to Disneyland and LegoLand, two of the most exciting Amusement parks in the world. And it was then that I realized how amazing WonderLa actually is.

    With a huge Waterpark and dry rides, WonderLa can probably stand up to some of the best in the world. The 4D theatre, the Mixers and Shakers are best in class. And the 8water slide with an 85 deg fall is as thrilling as it gets.

    Don't snub it down just because is in Bangalore and not New York or San Francisco. It is clearly a must do whether you live in Bangalore or are traveling to Bangalore.

    Sarika

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    Bangalore's Hippest New Console Gaming Lounge

    by Zenmaster7 Updated Jul 16, 2010

    GameZen Lounge is one of a kind interactive entertainment center located on Whitefield Road.

    GameZen offers console gaming on latest consoles (PS3 slim, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii) connected to hi-def Sony LCDs. All in a plush lounge with cushy couches, gamer beanbags and coffee tables to put your feet up and relax.

    GameZen offers the latest and the most sought after game titles including God of War III, COD: MW2, Guitar Hero and many more.

    We also offer soft drinks and light snack. If you are hungry you can even order from eateries nearby (Dominos, Biryani Zone, Chungs and more).

    To know more about GameZen, please visit http://gamezen.in or www. facebook.com/gamezen.

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    Classy Video Gaming Lounge

    by mmaniacmo Updated Jul 8, 2010

    The Living Room is an upscale gaming lounge with X box 360, Nintendo Wii, and playstation consoles.

    The lounge consists of eight living rooms. Each living room contains a comfortable sofa set, a large hi-res flat-screen and a console with wireless controllers. Each living room can seat up to six people at a time.

    All the living rooms are connected to each other, enabling group play over our local area network. This means that guests sitting in one corner of the lounge can play against others sitting in another corner!
    Some living rooms are even set up for online play.

    Facebook Group : The Living Room, Bangalore

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    Savandurga

    by bradbeaman Written Mar 3, 2010

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    Savandurga is said to be one of the largest rocks (monolith hill) in the world. The hill rises to 4,000 feet above sea level. The hill may be 30 kilometers outside Bangalore, but you have to drive around the hill so it takes 60 kilometers to get there. Surrounding the hill is the Savandurga Forest and Manchanabele dam.

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    Kuteeram Resort get away

    by bradbeaman Written Feb 22, 2010

    Go have a meal at Kuteeram (or just tea) You can't beleive the song birds you will hear.

    Suggested routes
    M S Ramaiah Rd
    31.9 km 44 mins

    Hesarghatta Main Rd
    31.9 km 48 mins

    NH 4
    39.0 km 51 mins

    Benson Town
    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Head west 63 m
    2. Take the 1st left
    toward Benson Cross Rd 0.1 km
    3. Turn right at Benson Cross Rd
    Pass by Fairfield Apt
    (on the left) 0.4 km
    4. Take the 3rd right
    onto Nandi Durga Rd
    Pass by Coffee Day Jayamahal
    (on the left in 0.6 km) 0.7 km
    5. Turn left to stay on Nandi Durga Rd
    Pass by HP Petrol Pump Jayamahal
    (on the left in 0.4 km) 0.4 km
    6. Turn right at Jayamahal Rd 1.6 km
    7. Continue onto CV Raman Rd 1.9 km
    8. Turn right to stay on CV Raman Rd
    Pass by BHEL ltd
    (on the left) 0.7 km
    9. Take the 2nd right
    onto M S Ramaiah Rd
    Pass by Traffic Sagnal
    (on the left) 15.6 km
    10. Turn right
    toward Hesarghatta Main Rd 2.6 km
    11. Turn right at Hesarghatta Main Rd 4.9 km
    12. Turn right 3.1 km
    Nrityagram
    Bengaluru, Karnataka
    India

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    Sapna Book Store

    by cochinjew Written Feb 10, 2010

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    My trips to Bangalore are always very short, this time it was no exception, just 36hours and i am back at the airport to catch a flight to Paris. but one can get things done, if planned in advance, which include looking books. I have sadly accepted the demise of Premier BookStore so was taken to this bookstore. While it is not an intellectuals book store i was pleasantly surprised at the variety of books, music and movies. purchases included two movies kabuliwala and ayurveda and a dance drama caled maya rawan... will watch them one of these days... DVDs for children and some on Yoga.. commercial establishment but a good place to buy gifts for others.. also many people in africa love bollywood movies so i picked three of them on recommendation with english subtitles to send to someone in Mali.

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    Nandi Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

    One of Bangalore main attractions, this temple is exclusively used for the worship of the sacred bull in Hinduism, known as Nandi, Lord Shiva's vahana, or animal mount. The word "Nandi" means "joyful" in the Sanskrit language.

    The temple was built in 1537 by a local ruler under the Vijayanagara empire in the Vijayanagara architectural style. The ruler, a feudatory chief named Kempe Gowda, also founded the city of Bangalore. The temple is named after the large granite Nandi monolith placed on a plinth in the temple shrine (garbhagriha) which has become blackened from years of being rubbed with charcoal and oil. It is believed to be the largest Nandi murthis in the world with a height of approximately 15 ft (4.6 m) and a length of approximately 20 feet (6.1 m). The temple is a small one, consisting only of the shrine fronted by a porch in the Vijayanagara style. The current tower over the shrine was constructed in the early 20th century and is adorned with Saivite figures and motifs.

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    State Archaeological Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

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    The State Archaeological Museum, one of the oldest in India, was built in 1876 by Colonel Sankey, located within Cubbon Park, is similar in design to the Attara Kacheri in its architectural style and hue. While the original collection in the museum belonged to Benjamin L. Rice of the Mysore Gazetteer, antiquities from the Mohenjodaro period are on display as well as specimens of Vijaynagar and Halebid architecture, ancient coins, bronzes, paintings, arms and armour, and stone inscriptions as old as 5000 years.

    Open: 10am-5pm every day except Mondays. Admission: Rs4.

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    Hudson Memorial Church

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

    Hudson Memorial Church is one of the major landmarks of the city. It lies in the middle of Hudson circle near Bangalore City Corporation. The church was built in 1904, in memory of Rev Josiah Hudson. This impressive structure with a tower and several stained glass windows is an example for the neo-gothic style of architecture.

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    St Andrew's Church

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

    This nice church is located on the other side of the parade ground, which it overlooks, from MG Road. It was built in 1866 with the clock tower being added in 1893. It belongs to the Presbyterian background from the Church of Scotland.

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