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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
kms from Bangalore is located the picturesque town of Hassan. It is
the starting point for travel to Shravanabelagola., Belur and
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
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
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.
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
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.