Bengaluru Tourist Guide, Hotels, Road Maps & Climate
Bengaluru, earlier and popularly known as Bangalore, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bengaluru is India's third most populous city. Kempe Gowda I, is regarded as the architect of modern Bangalore. Today, as a large and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to some of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its pre-eminent position as the nation's leading IT employer and exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic hub and one of the fastest growing major metropolis in India. Bengaluru is also known as the "Garden City of India" because of its greenery and the presence of many public parks, such as the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park.
Due to its high elevation, Bengaluru usually enjoys nice cool climate throughout the year, although heat waves can make things very uncomfortable in the summer. The coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 15.1 °C and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 33.6 °C. The highest temperature ever recorded in Bengaluru is 38.9 °C and the lowest ever is 7.8 °C (on January 1884). (Under wikipedia GNU)
Tourist Spots near Bengaluru:
* Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. . This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.
* Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 KM from Chickballapur Taluq. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidrug hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.
* Skandagiri is 75km away from Bengaluru. Trekking point near to Nandi hills.
* Muthyalamaduvu is a picnic spot near Anekal, 40 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.In the local Kannada language, Muthyalamaduvu means 'pearl valley' (muthu = pearl and maduvu = valley), apparently named for its 92 meter waterfall, whose falling water appears to look like drops of pearl.
* Thottikallu is a place near Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls.
* Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road. The hill is famous for a temple and is also believed to be among the largest monolith hills in the world. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam.
* Tippagondanahalli Reservoir , also known as T G Halli or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore, India.
* Devarayanadurga is a hill station near Tumkur in the state of Karnataka in India. It is 65 km from Bangalore. 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 3,940 feet (1,200 m). 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.
* Srirangapattana : The capital of Mysore under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.
* Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary : a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. It is a very small sanctuary, being only 0.67 km². in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. Ranganthittu is located near the historic town of Srirangapatna.
* Shivanasamudra Falls (also called Sivasamudram or Bluff) is an island town dividing the Kaveri River into twin waterfalls, the Gaganachukki and the Barachukki, dropping 90 m. The town is located 120 km from Bangalore, 27 km from Somanathapura and 80 km from Mysore in the Mandya district of the state of Karnataka, India.
* Mysore (to be renamed Mysuru) is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division and lies about 140 km (87 mi) southwest of Bangalore.A short distance from Mysore city is the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens where a musical fountain show is held in the evening. One of the most visited monuments in India, the Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palace) is the center of the Dasara festivities.
* Melkote is on the way to Mysore from Bangalore. The place is famous for its Vyramudi Utsava. The main diety here is "Cheluvarayaswamy-The MahaVishnu". A sacred place for vaishnavites. Also its one of the favourite spots for kannada directors for shooting.
* Mekedaatu is 110km away. Nearby Sangama also tourist attraction where two rivers join.
Bengaluru's flight traffic is served by the newly-built Bengaluru International Airport (IATA code: BLR) which started operations from 24 May 2008. The city was earlier served by the HAL Airport which was India's fourth busiest airport. A rapid transit system called the Namma Metro is being developed and is expected to be operational by 2011. Once completed, this will encompass a 33 km (20.5 mi) elevated and underground rail network.Bengaluru is well connected to the rest of the country through the Indian Railways. Three-wheeled, black and yellow auto-rickshaws, referred to as autos, and taxis are a popular form of transport. Buses operated by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are also a means of public transport available in the city. BMTC also runs air-conditioned, red-coloured Volvo buses on major routes. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation runs 10,400 buses, connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other states.
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