Bannerghatta national park famous in bangalore. Vishwesharaya technological museum & cubbon park. Nritya bangalorem village is thirty kilometers from bangalore, housing a classical dance academy. Bannerghatta national park, 21 km from the city is an important place to visit, andi hills in bangalore is also famous for its temples and fort. Devarayandurga 70 km from bangalore is famous for its hilltop shrin. Ramanagaram is a silk cocoon-marketing center. Janapada lok (near ramanagaram) and channapatna (60 km southeast of bangalore) are famous craft centers. The doda alada mara a 400-year-old banyan tree lying 28 km from the city is an ideal place for picnics
A small tea garden town is situated on the eastern side of the southern extremity of the doddabetta range. It is the second largest hill station in the nilgiris. Coonoor is located 19-km away from ooty -a famous hill station of india.
Mysore palace: Mysore palace is a palace situated in the city .it was the official residence of the former royal family of mysore. And also housed the durbar (royal offices).the term "palace of mysore" specifically refers to one of these palaces amba vilas .brindavan gardens is a show garden that has a beautiful botanical park, full of exciting fountains as well as boat rides beneath the dam. Chamundi hills is close to the palace city of mysore. Lalitha mahal : is the second largest palace in mysore. It is located near the chamundi hills east of the city. Regional museum of natural history : this museum is located on the banks of the karanji lake in mysore and exhibits related
To biological diversity, ecology and geology of southern india. folk lore museum : this museum is located in the university of mysore campus and exhibits over 6500 folk art and crafts from all over the state of karnataka. mysore zoo : one of the oldest and most popular zoos in india. Located on the outskirts of mysore, the zoo is home to a wide range of wild species. The official name for the zoo is shri chamarajendra zoological gardens though it is commonly known by its shortened name. Mysore zoo is one of the city's most. Popular attractions. It was established under royal patronage in 1892 making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. Wax museum - melody world : based on music and musical instruments, this
One-of-its kind in the world wax museum exhibits over 100 life-size wax statues and over 300 musical instruments categorised in various bands and stage settings. It is open everyday from 9.30am until 7pm and located at #1 vihara marga, sidhartha layout, mysore.
It is the second biggest waterfall in india and the sixteenth largest in the world. It is situated on the banks of the river kaveri and is the location of the first hydro-electric power station in asia which was set up in the year 1902.
Ooty short for ootacamund is a town a municipality and the district capital of the nilgiris district in the indian state of tamil nadu. Ootacamund is a popular hill station located in the nilgiri hills. The hill resort of ooty is located in the midst of four high hills namely doddabetta, snowdon, elk hill and club hill. These hills belong to the nilgiri range or the 'blue mountains.'
Ooty Botanical Gardens:
The 22-acre (89,000 m2) botanical garden was laid out in 1847,now it is open to the public as a park. The botanical garden is lush, green ,and well-maintained garden.
Ooty Lake & Boat House:
This is an artificial lake built by john sullivan the boat ride allows visitors to enjoy the serene environment at a laid-back pace. The lake is bound by grooves of eucalyptus trees which augment the scenic beauty of the area. Next to the lake there is a mini garden with an amusement park for children.
There are a few toda huts on the hills above botanical garden, where todas still dwell. There are other toda Settlements in the area notably kandal mund near old ooty .ooty mountain railway: the railhead of the nilgiri mountain railway .station is part of the world heritage site. Ooty railway station offers a unique glimpse of the british raj built railways. The nilgiri mountain railway is one of the oldest mountain railways in india.
St. Stephen's church:
This one of the oldest churches in the town and is a local landmark. Its architecture is essentially early fothic revival with stained glass typical of the era. It differs from british churches of the same time as it has simplifed buttresses and a stucco exterior. The churchyard is full of colonial headstones and it remains an active place of worship .it is near the district court house building.
The tribal museum is part of the campus of tribal research centre which is in muthorai palada (10 km from ooty town).it is home to rare artifacts and photographs of tribal groups of tamilnadu as well as andaman and nicobar islands and anthropological and archaeological primitive human culture and heritage. The tribal museum also displays houses belongs to toda, kota, paniya, kurumba and kanikaran.
Parsons Valley Reservoir:
This is the primary water source for the town and is mainly in a reserved forest and is thus largely
Off-Limits To Visitors Emerald Lake:
This lake is near the town of the same name. There is a viewpoint near the dam. The rest of the area is mainly in a reserved forest and is largely off-limits to visitors.
adjacent to emerald lake this picturesque lake is mainly situated in a reserved forest and is largely off-limits
To Visitorsporthimund Lake:
This is mostly in a reserved forest and is largely off-limits to visitors. The blockbuster tamil movie roja was shot here.
Upper Bhavani Lake:
This lake is in the mukurthi national park and largely off-limits to visitors.best time to visit :oct to may
Best time to visit :september to february. Most famous attractions - virupaksha temple,annual hampi festival (from 2ndto 5th november), stone's chariot, elephant stable and other monuments.
Hospet - 13 kms, sandur taluk - 32 kms.how to reach:nearest airstrip is located at tornagallu in sandur taluk which is 32 kms away from hospet. Other convenient airports are at belgaum and bangalore.hospet is the nearest railhead,13 kms away. Situated at 350 kms from bangalore ,hampi is well connected by regular ksrtc bus services from hospet.
Best Time To Visit:
October and february.most famous attractions :virupaksha temple, nagara styled papanatha Temple and jambulinga, monolithic stone pillar bearing inscriptions, naganatha emple, chandrashekara temple and inscriptions in the mahakuteshwara temple.excursions :badami caves - 22 kms, alihole - 20 kms, belgaum - 205 kms.how to reach :the nearest airport is belgaum, 205 kms away. The nearest Railway station is badami,24 kms away. Pattadakal is connected by road to aihole (20 kms),badami (22 kms) and bangalore (495 kms).picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills, the exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of badami tell many a tale of yore. Climb a flight of steps to reach the four ancient rock-cut caves replete with carved pillars and bracket figures, all hewn out of red sandstone on the precipice of a hill .the largest of them is the third cave, dedicated to lord vishnu. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18-armed nataraja, striking 81 dance poses ,in the first cave. Overlooking the caves is the agastya theertha tank ,its banks dotted with a cluster of bhoothanatha temples.
Just 17km away from belur is halebeedu ,the ancient capital of the hoysalas.the temple,perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns is a sculptural extravaganza.its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds, and friezes depicting the life of the hoysala kings.the temple complex has a museum which houses the idols, statues, busts, and sculptures excavated by the archaeological department from the ruins.
A tranquil village on the banks of the malaprabha river, aihole is acclaimed as the cradle of hindu temple architecture. There are hundreds of temples in the villages and fields nearby. The most impressive one is the durga temple with its semicircular apse, elevated plinth, and the gallery encircling the sanctum. The lad khan temple, which is one of the earliest temples, was originally a royal assembly hall and marriage mantapa chosen as the abode of a muslim prince, lad khan. The huchimalli temple with a sculpture of vishnu sitting atop a large cobra, the ravalphadi cave temple celebrating the many forms of shiva ,the konti temple complex, the umamaheswari temple, the jain meguti temple ,and the two-storied buddhist temple are other sights worth seeing.
Bidar is the northern most district of karnataka. Medieval bidar was widely renowned for its splendour, as a seat of learning, cultural marvels and as a capital city. Bidar is situated almost in the centre of geographical 'deccan' and on the eastern border of the historical 'deccan' .it was a meeting place of several shades of culture from the very beginning.
The history of bidar had a lot of ups and downs and stories of treachery and bloodbath, but was also marked by good administration and development of art, architecture and literature. The historical monuments and sites ,in and around bidar city, belong to different periods of history- pre-kakatiya, tughluq, bahamani, barid shahi, adil shahi, mughal and nizami. As far the architecture is concerned, there is an intermixture of hindu, turkish and persian artisanship. Some of the designs.
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