Bangalore is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is the seventh largest city in India. It is also known as the Garden City because of its many beautiful gardens and parks. The nandi hills in Bangalore is not to be missed by the pious. Though the origin of Bangalore is ancient, the present-day city was founded in the 16th century and has since continued to be an important administrative center. Because of the high concentration of IT industry, it also called the Silicon Valley of India. There are a number of good hotels in Bangalore like the Ashoka Hotel in Bangalore that make your stay in the Garden city comfortable.
It is 3,113 feet (949 m) above sea level, on top of a ridge in the Karnataka plateau. Bangalore is 998 km from Mumbai (Bombay) and 562 km from Hyderabad. The climate of Bangalore is moderate and pleasant. Summers are mild (April-June) and winters are cool (October-February). The city experiences southwestern monsoon rains in June-August.
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Declared by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site, Mahabalipuram is a great place to visit. It is a town in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. Located at an elevation of 12 m, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. It is a beautiful sea-side village situated at a distance of 60 m from the capital city of Chennai.
Attractions Of Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram has earned international fame because of its architectural marvels which attract tourists from far and wide. The open air bas-relief, beautifully carved temples, man-made caves and monolithic Rathas (chariots carved from single boulders). Most of the the architectural establishments are rock-cut and monolithic, and belong to the period between the 7th and the 9th century.
Srirangapatna is an enchanting town cocooned in sheer religious, cultural and historic importance. It is a town located in the Mandya district of Karnataka. The beautiful town is hemmed in by the river Kaveri. It is an important pilgrimage center of the Hindus and is located only 15 km from the city of Mysore.
Attractions Of Srirangapatna
The most famous tourist attraction of Srirangapatna is the marvellous Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Built in the 9th century, it is one of the largest temples in Karnataka. It is one of the finest examples of the perfect combination of the Vijayanagara and Hoysala Styles of Architecture. The Jumma Masjid(a Mosque) is another attraction attracting many a visitor. If natural beauty offers pleasure to your soul, then head for the Daria Daulat Gardens.
The Glorious Land
Mysore, the land of royalty is a famous tourist destination of South India. Mysore is synonymous with stunning palaces, beautiful gardens, mind blowing architecture, paintings and high quality silk fabric. Mysore is located at a distance of around 140 km from Bangalore.
Mysore enjoys a pleasant climate round the year. During the summers the temperature ranges from 21°C and 34°C and in the winters it ranges from 16°C to 27°C.
The World Heritage Site
Hampi is a World Heritage Site, which has bagged international fame for its monuments (now almost in ruins) dating back to the medieval Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. The architectural beauty of the monolithic sculptures and monuments clearly shows what a great potential humans have! The Vijaynagar Empire, one of the largest Empire in Indian history had contributed a lot to the architectural heritage of Hampi.
Hampi is located 353 km from Bangalore in Karnataka. Perched at an altitude of 467m above sea level, Hampi is an important historic site of India. The beautiful Tungabadhra river passes through this town, adding to its beauty.
The Artistic Destination
A land where several classical dance forms and folk art are intricately woven into the culture, Mangalore is a chief port city of the state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. It derived its name from the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi. This beautiful destinations has numerous tourist attractions.
Best Time To Visit
From September to February
Some of the attractions of Mangalore are
At a distance of 2 km from Murudeshwar Railway Station, the statue of Lord Shiva is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The 123 feet (37m) huge towering statue of Lord Shiva is surrounded by the Arabian Sea is the major attraction of Murudeshwar town along with famous Murudeshwar Temple. It is one of the top places to visit in Murudeshwar.