Skandagiri Hills,Bangalore

Skandagiri Hills,Bangalore

Skandagiri Hills     Skandagiri is a beautiful hill, approximately 70 kms away from Bangalore city, off the Bellary Road (NH-7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), very close to Chikkaballapura and Nandi Hills: the paragliding destination of Bangalore. The peak with an altitude of about 1400 (Garmin Geko 201) meters, is a paradise for adventure freaks, and ideal for night treks, camping, and bird watching. There is a stone house structure at the top to rest.   Skandagiri is home to a hill fort by Tipu Sultan, weathered badly by nature and banyan trees. History tells that this small hill fort was surrendered to the British troops on 19 October 1791 and remained in The British hands until the peace treaty of 1792, which concluded the third Anglo-Mysore war. There are two caves, through the hill as told by locaks – one starts from the base and another one somewhere midway, about 30 feet below , both leading to the temple at the top. Both remains unexplored yet...
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Bellandur Lake – Bangalore

Bellandur Lake – Bangalore

                           Bellandur Lake - Bangalore Bellandur Lake is a lake in the suburb of Bellandur in the southeast of the city of Bangalore and is the largest lake in the city. It is a part of Bellandur drainage system that drains the southern and the southeastern parts of the city. The lake is a receptor from three chains of lakes upstream, and has a catchment area of about 148 square kilometres (37,000 acres). Water from this lake flows further east to the Varthur Lake, from where it flows down the plateau and eventually into the Pinakani river basin.It is currently highly polluted with sewage, and in May 2015 the foam covering the water surface caught fire and burned for hours. Bellandur Lake is a major water body which is located in one of the three main valleys of Bangalore. It forms a part of Ponnaiyar River catchment, and water from Bellandur flows to Varthur Lake, ultimately joining the Pennar River. Currently, most...
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Hoganakkal falls Bangalore

Hoganakkal falls Bangalore

                       Hoganakkal falls Bangalore Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km (110 mi) from Bangalore and 46 km (29 mi) from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the "Niagara of India". With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. This is also the site of a proposed project to generate drinking water. Smoking Rocks The word Hogenakal is formed of two Kannada words hoge and kal. When the water falls on the rocks it appears as if hoge (smoke) is emanating from the top of the kal (rock) because of the force of the water, hence Hogenakkal (smoking rocks). It is also called as Marikottayam by...
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Bangalore – cubbon park

Bangalore – cubbon park

                           Cubbon park Bangalore Lung area Cubbon Park  is a landmark 'lung' area of the Bangalore city, located (12.97°N 77.6°E) within the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2). It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts. This public park was first named as Meade’s Park after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore in 1870 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State, in 1927, the park was again renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, in...
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