Brigade Road is one of the biggest commercial centers and busiest shopping areas of Bangalore , the state capital of Karnataka, India. It is also a connecting road between the M G Road and Residency Road in the city.
It has many shopping centers and retail outlets of International brands.
It has also been a New Year celebration hub in the city since many years.
Bannerghat National Park
20 kms out of Bangalore is this large wild animal park that is well worth the visit. Starting as a lion safari park in the 70's, then as a tiger safari park in the 80's, it continues to grow and is a darling of the IT industry. Intel, Dell and other familiar companies have contributed over the years. You can take driving or walking (much more exciting :) tours on a daily basis.Related to:
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Belur is a village 3.5 hours drive away from Bangalore city and about 20 Kms away from Hassan (town). Belur is known for its temple with hand carved sculpture. The drive to Belur is pleasant. Moreover there are many other ancient temples around Belur which have gone unnoticed. Chikamagalur is a nice town to stay 20 kms away from Belur. The coffee estates and the pleasant climate make it an ideal holiday spot.
Considered the twin jewels of Hoysala art and architecture, the Chennakesava and Hoysalesvara temple complexes of Belur and Halebid respectively in southern Karnataka are among the most frequented tourist destinations in the State School excursion groups, back-packing foreign travellers, middle-class tourists from other parts of the country, families from nearby villages who come to pray and to admire the sculpturesRelated to:
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Visit the ISKCON temple
The temple is in the heart of the city- Mahalakshmi Layout/Yeshwantpur junction. For Krishna devotees it is a must do as the temple is beautiful and very very well maintained. Even for people who are not Indians this is a must do as you will find that most of the priests are well versed in English and other foreign languages. It is not a typical temple- ISKCON stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It follows the ways of life outlined in the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavat purana.
One of the first memories I have of Iskon was as a fun temple where they serve 'samosas and snacks' as 'prashadam'. Also you have monitors in the premises that freely advertise who has sponsored today's lunch or other such donations. It is definitely a different experience, don't head here for as traditional experience.Related to:
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The Botanical Garden - Lalbagh
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore is a place which is worthy of a visit. The garden is big and well-planned and has a large variety of plants and flowers. The glass house in the garden is very nice and every year a flower show is organised here usually in the month of August. You can also climb up the small hill which was used as a watch tower by King Kempegowda several years ago. It will really be a nice experience for you.
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A Pinch of Jazz The Central Park Hotel, Dickenson Road Bangalore
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The Jog waterfall (Jogada Gundi in Kannada) is one of the highest waterfalls in Asia, located in Shimoga District, Karnataka state, southern India. It's also called The Gerusoppe falls. It is created by the river Sharavati, falling through a height of 292 m. The falls are said to be the most beautiful in IndiaRelated to:
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Anjaneya Temple Darshan
Set on a small rocky hillock is the Ragigudda temple in the residential Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore- this temple is my favorite temple in the city! I would certainly recommend visiting the same in the early morning before 07:30 am as it gives you an opportunity to sit on the rocks around the temple for some sightings of the birds on the trees around and also a darshan of the deities before the crowds start pouring in.
In 1856 the British brought gardeners over from Kew Gardens in London to work at Lalbagh. As is the norm, they built a military band stand, and this imposing greenhouse which is based on London's Crystal Palace. The greenhouse often houses wonderful flower shows, but there weren't any on when we visited unfortunately.
Bangalore's central park
Cubbon Park, a sprawling 300-acre lush garden at the heart of the city, serves as perfect refuge for weary city dwellers and travelers alike. It's central location makes it an ideal place to recharge one's batteries after an exhausting shopping tour at nearby MG and Brigade Roads.
The park, named after Sir Mark Cubbon, Bangalore's longest serving commissioner was laid out in 1864 based on the design of Sir Richard Sankey
Reinforcing its importance as a public venue, Cubbon Park is home to the Public Library, the High Court, the Government Museum and the Visveswaraiah Technological & Industrial Museum .
Take a walk !
The downtown is pretty small you will see great palace, parks and attractions. Best think is to get a map from the hotel and go on a nice walk.
One advice, don't take a generous offer for a auto-ricksha tourist tour. You will get a free tour of unwanted visits to tourist shops.
One of the finest BookStores anywhere
It has become a ritual..to visit Premier Book Store, in between Church Street and MG Road opposite the govt Coffee house ( with a cup full of steaming coffee from there if possible)..The owner is a delightful man with a profound knowledge of what is being published in India and available. He will get you the books you want.. My purchases on 27th september included:
Portrait of Bhutan 495
Temptations of the West 525
Oh Life Relax Please 225
The Calcutta Chromosome 190
Levi Strauss 150
Strangers of the Mist 350
The Spice Route 348
Identity and Violence 295
How much should a person
French Dictionary 250
Total Presence of Mind 195
Eastern Body Western Mind 295 price in Indian rupees, 45 to one usd.
He spread before me another twenty to thirty titles all of which I wanted to buy, but I am travelling with just my computer and a small shoulderbag, which makes it difficult to shlepp, but i plan to ship a large number of books from Premier Bookstore to Paris where I hope I can find time to read them in between sips of champagne.
Arguably the best garden in the Garden City
"If India is a garden, Lalbagh is the heart of it" - Marshall Tito.
And I am talking about Lalbagh, a 240-acre of a wonderfully lanscaped piece of real estate in the southern suburb of Bangalore. Nature lovers who do not have the time to go out of the city will surely be delighted by the myriad mix of flora - both the exotic and the ordinary. Upon entering the park, one suddenly feels a pleasant change in temperature - definitely cooler under the canopy of aged trees and lush surroundings.
Beyond the greens, observe how the park changes people's pace, visitors' emotions - grandpas napping, children frolicking, parents chasing, lovers in tight embrace....
This should not be missed when in Bangalore.
The Bull Temple is located at Basavangudi, atop 'Bugle hill' in Bangalore. Kempe Gowda, who is known as founder of Bangalore, constructed this temple in a typical Dravadian style. The temple has a mammoth monolithic bull called 'Nandi' which is 4.5m high and 6.5m long. It is believed that the statue keeps on growing in size further and further.
According to a legend, the temple was built in order to appease a vagrant bull that persisted on eating away the entire groundnut grown in the surrounding fields. Ever since the enunciation of Bull temple, the bull never did the same again.
Thankful farmers still hold annual Groundnut Festival (kadalekayi parishe) near temple premises every last monday and tuesday of the Karthik moth(nov or dec. Farmers offer their first harvest in the month of November-December to the bull as to show their gratitude. The temple is adjacent to that of 'Lord Ganesha with a unique feature. The idol of the deity is made out of 110 kg of butter after every 4 years. Amazingly the butter never melts. After the end of four years, butter is distributed among devotees.
AJ and I actually got married in a Kalyan Mantap opp this temple! :)Related to:
- Religious Travel
Walk by the Sankey Tank
Besides Pubs, Discos, IT and Parks, Bangalore is famous for one more thing - Lakes. Of the many that existed a century ago in this city, only a few remain today. And one of them is the Sankey Tank. Located near the Vyali Kaval Circle, Sadashivanagar, this is one of the State Government protected lakes.
Both tourists and residents of Bangalore, especially people from the sorrounding localities of Malleshwaram, Sadashivanagar, and Vyali Kaval, find this a serene and scenic place to visit. One of the major attraction here is the boating facility available. The different type of boats available here are - Row Boats, Pedal Boats and Motor Boats - one can hire a boat and go to the mini-forest, located on island, in the middle of the lake. One can spend a whole day on this island and very often, picnickers are found doing just that.
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