A Trip to Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal is a waterfall on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is located around 125 KM from Bengaluru, 46 KM from Dharmapuri and 343 KM from Chennai. Hogenakkal falls are also referred as Niagara falls of India. We visited here on 12th of Aug 2018 and enjoyed bike riding as the road was hilly and full of curves but the place was closed because of flooded river. My suggestion is to make sure that place is open for tourist before you visit here.

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Trekking to Shivaganga Hills: A Memorable Experience

Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet and Hindu pilgrimage center. It is said that the hill looks like a ‘Shiva Linga’ when seen from one of the sides, also it is said that the spring water found here is from the sacred water of ‘Ganga’ thereby giving the place its name. This place is having various temples and also known as Dakshina Kashi or Kashi of South. It is located in Dabbaspet District of Indian state Karnataka. The distance of Shivagange hill is around 20 KM from Tumkur and 60 KM from Bangalore. Shivaganga Hill is a perfect weekend gateway as this also famous as trekking other than religious significance.

The best time to visit here is October to March. For trekking its good to reach here early morning to avoid climbing in the sunny day. Trekking to top of Shivaganga HIlls may take 90 to 120 minutes depending upon your strength. Be careful with your bags as there are a lot of monkeys up the hill and they will grab everything u have. A lot…

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Chikkaballapur

Bhoga Nandiswara Temple is located at the base of Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state, India. The distance of the temple is around 60 km from Bangalore and the great idea for a day trip.

Bhoga Nandishwara is an ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, his consort Parvati and Nandi. It is one of the oldest temples of Karnataka, built early 9th century. The Bhoga Nandishvara Temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

Chunchi Falls is on the river Arkavathi and located in Kanakapura district, Karnataka. This place is around 90 KM from Bangalore and very near to Sangama & Mekedatu, so you can visit both the places one after another. My suggestion is to visit Chunchi falls while returning from Sangama and Mekedatu.

Sangam & Mekedatu, Kanakapura

Sangama is the place near Bangalore in Kanakapura district, Karnataka where two rivers Kaveri and Arkavati joins and flow through narrow passes of rocks known as Mekedatu.

To visit Mekedatu from Sangama, you need to take coracle to cross the river and then take a Bus ride for few kilometers.

If you are visiting Sangama/Mekedatu, do also visit Chunchi Fall very near to Sangama.

Video of Sangama and Mekedatu

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial is a large building made of marble in Kolkata, built between 1906 and 1921. It is located on the bank of the Hoogly river and dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Now it is a museum and a famous tourist destination.

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Big Banyan Tree, Bengaluru

Big Banyan Tree (Dodda Aalada Mara) is a giant 400 years old tree located around 28 km from Bangalore. The tree is one of the largest of its kind. It appears as several different trees rather than single tree since main root of tree succumbed to natural disease.

Eco Tourism Park, New Town, Kolkata

Eco Park is Kolkata’s most popular attraction, picnic spot, and recreational area and has come to be known as Prakriti Tirtha (Nature pilgrimage). The park is spread over the area of 480 acres and surrounded by 104 acres of the waterbody with an island in the middle. The park is mainly divided into three parts ecological zones, theme gardens & open spaces and urban recreational spaces.

Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bengaluru

Bannerghatta National Park is a popular tourist destination and around 22km from Bengaluru. In 2002 portion of the park become Bannerghatta Biological Park. Bannerghatta National Park includes a Butterfly Park, a Safari Park, a Zoo, a Snake House, and a Pet Corner.

Watch Video of Bannerghatta National Park & Zoo, Bangalore

Bathing Elephants in Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Dubare is famous as tourist place for its Elephants and other wild life activities including elephant ride, river rafting, trekking etc. Dubare Elephant Camp is on the bank of Kaveri River and located in the Coorg district of Indian State Karnataka.
The best part of Dubare Elephant Camp is watching and giving elephants a bath, you can also feed elephants and take a short ride on one. The Elephants for the famous Dushera festival were trained at Dubare Elephant Camp.

Bathing Elephant (Video) in Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Government Aquarium (Bangalore Aquarium), Bengaluru

Government Aquarium, also known as Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India. It has a variety of fishes in the 14 tanks on the first floor and 69 tanks on the second floor. Government Aquarium is located at the entrance of the Cubbon Park, and was established in 1983.  The variety of fishes at the Government Aquarium includes Eels, Angelfish, Glowlight Tetra, Hockey stick tetra, Indian tiger barb, Mahseer, Freshwater Prawns, Blue Gourami, Pearl Gourami, Goldfish, Moon Tail, Snake Head, Black Ghost, Siamese Fighters, Catla, Red Tail Shark and more.

Government Aquarium Video

Nandi Hills, Bengaluru

Nandi Hills or Nandi Betta, also known as the Hill of Happiness is in Chikkaballapur district of Indian state Karnataka. Nandi hills is 10 km from Chickaballapur town and approximately 60 km from the city Bengaluru. Nandi Hills is 4851 feet or 1479 meter above sea level.

Golkonda Fort (Golconda Fort), Hyderabad

Golkonda Fort, also known as Golconda Fort was originally known as Mankal and first built by the Kakatiya dynasty.

Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

Bengaluru (Bangalore) is also known as the "Garden City of India" and Cubbon Park is one of the biggest and most beautiful park of Bengaluru. Cubbon park is just opposite to the Vidhana Soudha and behind the Karnataka High Court.

Sankey Tank, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

Sankey Tank is one of the most beautiful lake in Bengaluru and a perfect place for all in one. Its not only a lake but a place for jogging, a place for morning and evening walk, a place for yoga, a place for exercise, a place for kids to play.

Bangalore Fort, Bengaluru

Bangalore Fort is a UNESCO world heritage. It was begun in 1537 as a mud fort by Kempe Gowda and later converted into stone fort by Haider Ali in 1761. Though the place is quite small but visiting here was amazing.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bengaluru

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is situated in the middle of the city Bengaluru. This two story building is constructed mostly using woods and stones with symmetric design from front and back.

The palace can be visited on all the days from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm by paying entry fee.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bengaluru

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is one of the main tourist attractions in Bengaluru and spread in the area of 240 acres with four gates. Lalbagh has famous Glass house that is used to host flower show twice a year (26th Jan Republic Day and 15th August Independence Day). Lalbagh has a Lake and also home for few species of Birds. This gardden has trees that are more than 100 years old and also has some of the rare species of plants bought from different countries.

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