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Holiday in Bangalore India

Bangalore is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is the fifth largest city in India. It is also known as the Garden City because of its many beautiful gardens and parks. As it is an important hub of the Information Technology industry, it also called the Silicon Valley of India. There are many fascinating destinations nearby that you can get away to from this multifaceted city.

Bangalore has a number of cultural centers near it, which offer a number of traditional craft items, to the tourist. Ramanagaram is a silk cocoon-marketing center. Janapada Lok (near Ramanagaram) and Channapatna (60 km southeast of Bangalore) are famous craft centers.

Mekedatu, 98 km south of Bangalore, and Muthyalamaduvu, 40 km from Bangalore (also known as the Pearl Valley), are other important picnic spots.

Holiday in Devarayandurga
Devarayandurga 70 km from Bangalore, is famous for its hilltop shrines and rock climbing venues. The historic city of Mysore is 139 km from Bangalore and has a number of monuments belonging to the British, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, as well as the grand palace of the Maharaja of Mysore.

From Bangalore you can easily travel to the neighboring states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, or head north to Mumbai in Maharashtra.



Weekend Holiday in Hassan-Mysore
194 kms from Bangalore is located the picturesque town of Hassan. It is the starting point for travel to Shravanabelagola., Belur and Halebid.
Among the places of attraction of Hassan are Hasanamba Shrine, Chennakesava temple and district museum.

Weekend Travel to Mysore
For a person having even slight interest in history, Mysore is an absolute must visit. Situated 770m above sea level, Mysore has always captivated the tourists with its rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples.


Palace of Mysore
Palace of Mysore

The city is famous for sandalwood, silk and fine inlay-work using ivory. The celebration of Dushera which is a 10-day affair puts Mysore on the pedestal of tourist maps. Within the town are several places of interest. The majestic palace, built by the British architect Henry Irwin in 1897 to replace a wooden one destroyed by fire, stands at the center of the town. On Sunday evenings, people floods into the palace grounds, ready for the illuminations: 60,000 bulbs light up at the flick of a switch, accompanied by military music. Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, St. Philomena's Church, Mysore Zoo and The Venkatappa Art Gallery are other places of attraction.

Short Holiday in Ooty
Known to the tourists as the "Queen of Hill Stations", Ooty is 90   kms from Coimbatore. Situated at an altitude of 2,286 m in the Nilgiris, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is famous for its astonishing scenic beauty with silver oak and teak trees bordering the skyline The place is also known for the salubrious climate coupled with a breath-taking lake. Nearby destinations are Botanical Gardens, Tiger Hill, Dodabetta Peak, Valley View Lake, Wilson Fish Farm, St. Stephen Church, Marlimund Lake, Wenlock Downs, Avalanche, Elk Hill, Kalhatti Falls, Snowdon and Glen Morgen.


Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty
Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty

Puttaparthi Holiday Destination
A small village in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi shot into prominence when it became an ashram of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The place is now on the world map and a famous pilgrimage place both India and outside. Here is Prasanthi Nilayam or Abode of the Highest Peace. Prasanthi Nilayam is the abode of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, arguably India' s most known saint of modern times. Considered as a living God by millions, Baba, as he is called by his devotees, is the most colorful and multifaceted prophet. People seeking peace of mind and solace make a beeline to this village from all over the world.


Puttaparthi
Puttaparthi


Tirupati Temple Travel
Tirupati, a holy town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the Hindus.  It lies at the foot of the seven Tirumalai Hills representing the seven heads of the Hindu serpent god Ananta (or Sesha). Tradition has it that the hills are the abode of Sri Venkateswara ("Lord of the Seven Hills"), an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara is a glorious example of Dravidian architecture and a prominent center of pilgrimage. Tirupati serves as a base for the daily influx of about 25,000 pilgrims who come to visit the temple, which is said to be the richest temple in the world.


Tirupati Temple, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati Temple, Andhra Pradesh


Weekend Holiday in Trivandrum - Kovalam
sheer retreat with Ayurvedic massage Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, like Rome, stands on seven hills, sloping towards the Arabian Sea. Kerala a land believed to have been raised from the sea and gifted to the Brahmins by Lord Parasurama. It is the most beautiful part of tropical India with evergreen forests. It is the land where six religions - Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism and Islam - have peacefully co-existed through the centuries; the land where the Chinese and the Arabs, the Portuguese and the Dutch, the French and the English left their mark. Kerala has also witnessed European and Arab merchants lured by timber, ivory, pepper, ginger, cinnamon and other spices. It is the land of Kathakali.