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Showing posts with label Indian Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Holidays. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Falls is a very pleasant water fall near Kemmangundi. It is situated in the district of Chikmagalur in the state of karnataka, India. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 350 kms.
What's Special: It is a wonderful water falls which is situated in a privately owned estate. Hebbe falls is truly one among the best tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Shanti falls, Z Point, Kalhatti Falls, Kemmangundi etc...

Kemmannagundi

Kemmannagundi is a very beautiful tourist attraction in the state of Karnataka, Chikmagalur district. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 350 kms.
What's Special: Lush green forest and some wonderful waterfalls. There are lot of trekking opportunities in this area. Kemmannagundi means "A Pit of Red Soil".
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Hebbe falls, Shanti falls, Z Point, Kalhatti Falls, Rose Garden, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budan Giri, etc...



Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hogenakkal Falls

"Hogenakkal Falls" is one of the well known water falls in India. It is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 180 kms.
What's Special: Very nice water fall on the river Cauvery. There are various water sports that you can enjoy here. Hogennakal falls are truly one of the best tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Krishnageri Dam.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mysore

"Mysore" also known as the "Heritage City" is one of the well known cities in India. It is situated in the state of Karnataka. It has a very rich historical background. It is decorated by the most sacred river in Karnataka, river Cauvery. Every year Dasara festival is conducted in this city during the month of September or October.

Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 150 kms.
What's Special: It is a historical place and was the first capital city of Karnataka. It has been ruled by the Wodeyar's for more than 500 years. It is the home for the most renowned Palace of Mysore. 
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains, flights and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Srirangapatna, Mandya, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Ranganthittu, Brindavan Gardens, Shravana Bellagola, Wayanad, etc...








Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary

"Ranganthittu" is a bird sanctuary situated in the district of Mandya, Karnataka. It is home to a lot of different species of migratory birds. Millions of birds migrate to these waters every year to treat our eyes. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 130 kms.
What's Special: Migratory birds and various other marine animals such as crocodiles, aligators and tortoises. You can also go boating in crocodile and aligator infected waters. Ranganthittu is surely one of the best tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Mysuru, Srirangapatna, Mandya, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Ranganthittu, Brindavan Gardens, Shravana Bellagola, Wayanad, etc...

Mekedatu

"Mekedatu" means goat's crossing. It is a very scenic place situated in the district of Kanakapura. It is the place where the river Cauvery moves through some of the most dangerous and narrow landscapes.
Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 110 Kms.
What's Special: 'Sangama' a place where 2 rivers meet, namely Cauvery and Arkavathi. Mekedatu is truly one of the best tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private means of transport by road.
Near by Places: Sangama, Mysuru, Kanakapura, Shivana Samudra, Talakadu, etc...

Talakadu

"Talakadu" is a very scenic place situated on the banks of the river Cauvery. This place is completely filled with sand and water. There are lot of temples which are buried in the sand. It is considered as one of the heritage places in karnataka. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 132 kms.
What's Special: The legend associated with this place is super natural. It is said the place Talakadu was burried in sand because of a curse given by a women who did not like the king Raja Wodeyar soo much. Talakadu is also a very great place for bird watching and swimming in the river Cauvery.
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Mysuru, Shivana Samudra, Somnathpura, Srirangapatna, Mandya, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Ranganthittu, Brindavan Gardens, Shravana Bellagola, Wayanad, etc...

Shivanasamudra Falls

"Shivanasamudra Falls" is a very beautiful water falls situated on the river Cauvery. The falls has been named after the place in which it is situated. It is situated in a place called Shivanasamudra in Mandya district. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 132 kms.
What's Special: Asia's second and India's first Hydro-electric power station is located here and ofcourse the water falls itself is a master piece of God. Shivanasamudra is one of the most beautiful tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Mysuru, Talakadu, Somnathpura, Srirangapatna, Mandya, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Ranganthittu, Brindavan Gardens, Shravana Bellagola, Wayanad, etc...

Nagarhole National Park

"Nagarhole National Park" is a tiger reserve park in the Kodagu and Mysuru district, Karnataka. Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 220 kms.
What's Special: As mentioned earlier it's a tiger reserve and also an adventurous place for trekking. There are also some wonderful safari rides available and you can see elephants in the wild very closely. Nagarhole National park is truly one of the best tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Mysuru

Bandipur National Park

"Bandipur National Park" is situated in the district of Mysore. It is an important and famous National Park of India. It is also an important tiger reserves in India.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 215 km.
What's Special: It is one of the tiger reserves launched during Project Tiger in 1973. Apart from tigers other animals which can be found in this forest but not limited to are elephants, sloth bears, deers, large squirrels, flying squirrels, Panthers, Indian Wild Dog, etc... There are also also variety of birds, plants and trees which can be seen in Bandipur National Park. There are various jungle lodges in and around this National Park which provide an unique experience during your stay. Bandipur National Park is truly one of the best tourist places near Bangalore.
Mode of Transport: Buses and any other private means of transport by road.
Near By Places: Wayanad, Mysore, Ooty, Kabini, Nagarhole, Masinagudi, etc...


Jog Falls

"Jog Falls" is one of the highest waterfall in India, falling from a height of 253 meters. Jog falls is a part of Sharavathi River and is situated in the district of Shimoga.

Distance from Bangalore: Approximately 376 km.
What's Special: 8th highest waterfall in India. The water fall is divided into 4 parts namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. August and September are the 2 months during which these water falls are at their best. Jog Falls are truly one of the best tourist places near Bangalore.
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any other private medium of transport by road.
Near By Places: Liganmakki Dam, Gokarna, Honnemaradu, Yana, Dandeli, Agumbe, Udupi, Murudeshwara, Kodachadri, Sringeri, etc...


Belur and Halebidu

"Belur and Halebidu" are 2 heritage sites in the district of Hassan. They have some of the best temples built during the Hoysala dynasty. Belur and Halebidu are situated very close to each other. The distance between these 2 heritage cities is only 16 kms.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 210 kms.
What's Special: Some of the best temples built during Hoysala dynasty. Chennakeshava temple is built in Hoysala style and is situated in Belur. Hoysaleshwara temple is also built in Hoysala style and is situated in Halebidu. The architecture of these temples is unbelievable and keep you amazed throughout your visit to the temples. Belur and Halebidu are truly two of the best tourist places near Bangalore.
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any private medium of transport by road.
Near By Places: Shravana Bellagola, Chikmagalur, Kemmannagundi, Hassan, Yagachi Dam, Pushpagiri Widllife Sanctuary, Basdi Halli, Archeological Museum, etc...


Hampi

"Hampi" was the capital city of the Vijayanagara empire. It is one of the main heritage sites in Karnataka, India. Hampi is a collection of various monuments.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 355 kms.
What's Special: It is a world heritage place. Hampi is situated in a rocky landscape, near Hospet.
Mode of Transport: Bus, train, airways and any private medium of transport by road.
Near By Places: Tungabhadra Dam, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Matanga Hill, Hampi Bazaar, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Temples, Madhavan Palace, Anjeyanadri Hill, Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura, The Underground Temple, Aqueducts and Canals,    Akka Tangi Gudda, Anegondi, Badava Linga, The King's Balance, Tungabhadra River, River Side Trek Path, etc...

Chikmagalur

"Chikmagalur" is a district situated in south western part of Karnataka. Chikmagalur means "younger daughters village".

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 252 kms.
What's Special: Mulayanagiri which is the highest peak in Karnataka is situated here. Chikmagalur is also surrounded by beautiful tea estates and coffee estates.
Mode of Transport: Bus, train and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, Kemmannagundi, Kudremukh, Amruthapura, Belur, Halebidu, Hebbe Falls, Sharavana Belagola, Mulayanagiri, Baba Budangiri, Kudremukh, Kodanda Rama Temple etc...
 

Madikeri

"Madikeri" is a hill station situated in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka. It is also sometimes termed as the "Scotland of India". Kodagu is also known as Coorg. It was founded in the year 1681 by Muddu Raja who was the prince of the Haleri dynasty. 

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 252 Kms.
What's Special: Hills full of mist, lush green forests, lots of tea and coffee plantations.
Madikeri is a dream place for trekkers.
Mode of Transport: Bus, train and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Raja's seat, Abbi falls, Talacauvery, Nisargadhama, Harangi Dam, Madikeri Fort, Raja's Tomb, Omkeshwara Temple, etc...

Yana

"Yana" is situated in Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats in the district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. It is a place which is preferred by most of the Kannada movie directors for scenic shots for their films.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 450 kms.
What's Special: Two huge rocks, a small water fall and of course the entire forest. The two huge rocks made of black crystalline limestone are named as Bhairaveshwara peak and Mohini peak. These peaks are beautiful piece of nature and are never to be missed.
Yana is mostly famous for trekking, sight seeing and other activities.
Mode of Transport: Bus, train and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Karwar, Honnavar, Jog Falls, Gokarna, Murudeshwara, Unchalli, Ikkeri, Magod Falls, Dandeli, Kodachadri, Banavasi, Maravanthe etc...
 

Gokak

"Gokak" is a city situated in northern part of Karnataka, India in the district of Belgaum. It is my native place and I am proud of it.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 560 kms.
What's Special: There are numerous waterfalls where you can pamper yourself by playing in it. There are also lot of mountains on which you can go trekking. Climb any of the mountains to get a spectacular view of Gokak. When I say spectacular I mean it. Gokak is truly one of the best tourist places near Bangalore.
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any private mode of transport by road.
Near By Places: Gokak Falls, Ghataprabha River, Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary, Gokak Mills, Hidkal Dam, Belgaum Fort, Bijapur, etc...