Bangalore & Karnataka Tourism

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ACCLIMATIZATION

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People know Karnataka by the capital city, Bengaluru. I think you know why but to say the least there is a lot more to Karnataka than Bengaluru.

Jog Falls:Jog Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India and is worth a visit during monsoons.

The Hampi:Ruins of vijayanagara empire.

Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal:

Somanathapura, Belur & Halebidu: For Architecture lovers.

Gol Gumbaz, Vijayapura: Architectural beauty that houses the Whispering gallery.

SakaleshpuraMullayyanagiri: Highest peak in Karnataka at 6,330 ft.

KudremukhAgumbeGreen Haven

Nagarahole National ParkBandipur National Park: Largest number of tigers in a reserve in India.

St. Mary's Island, Udupi

Maravanthe Beach

Tannirbavi Beach

OM BEACH, GOKARNA

Scuba diving at Netrani Islands

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

KSRTC busAiravata Club ClassFly Bus

Freedom Fighters of Karnataka

Kittur Rani ChennammaSangolli RayannaRani AbbakkaTipu Sultan

Karnataka's contribution to Science & Technology

N. R. Narayana Murthy, C. N. R. Rao, M. Visvesvaraya Raja Ramanna

Vijay Mallya, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon) and Azim Premji.Business Tycoons of Karnataka

Actors From KarnatakaRajkumar (actor), Vishnuvardhan (actor), Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj and NataBhayankara Vajramuni.

FOOD OF KARNATAKA

Karnataka's contribution to Economy:

Karnataka is called as the cradle of banking in India. This is because seven of the country's leading banks, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, Corporation Bank, Vijaya Bank, Karnataka Bank, Vysya Bank (Now Kotak Mahindra Bank) and the State Bank of Mysore originated from this state.

Shakuntala Devi : The Human Computer.

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan: Ashoka Chakra."Do not come up, I will handle them"

Saalumarada Thimmakka:Notable personalities

Purandara Dasa and Kanaka Dasa.Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal and Puttaraj Gawai. C. Aswath, Raghu Dixit, Vijay Prakash (Jai Ho fame) and Annavru Rajkumar (actor).Music

Purandara Dsa (14841564) is a prominent composer of Dasa sahithya, a poetic form of the Madhwa philosophy. He is widely referred to as the Pitamaha (father) of Carnatic Music in honour of his significant contribution to Carnatic music.

Kanaka Dasa (1509 1609) was a poet, philosopher, musician and composer from modern Karnataka. He is known for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga, compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music.23

Prakash Padukone, Venkatesh Prasad, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble, The Wall Rahul Dravid, B. S. Chandrasekhar, Gundappa Viswanath, Syed Kirmani, Arjun Halappa (Hockey), Rohan Bopanna, Mahesh Bhupathi, Pankaj Advani (Billiards), Ashwini Ponnappa, Vikas Gowda (Discus throw) , M. R. Poovamma (athletics) andGirisha Nagarajegowda (Paralympic silver medalist).Sports Personalities

Karnataka's contribution to Literature:

Karnataka has rich languages which include Kannada along with varied dialects like Konkani, Tulu, Beary, Coorgi.

Kannada language has recieved 8 Jnanpith awards just behind Hindi with 10 Jnanpith awards.

R. K. Laxman (Common man), U. R. Ananthamurthy (J), Chandrashekhara Kambara (J), Vinayaka Krishna Gokak (J), K. Shivaram Karanth (J), D. R. Bendre (J), G. S. Shivarudrappa, S. L. Bhyrappa, Girish Karnad (J), Masti Venkatesha Iyengar (J), Kuvempu (J), Poornachandra Tejaswi, D. V. Gundappa, M. Govinda Pai (first Rashtrakavi title by the Madras Government) and B. G. L. Swamy.

FestivalsKannada Rajyothsaa Nov 1st Mysore dasara

Origin of BangaloreBefore being changed to Bengaluru as per the local dialect, Bangalore was known as BengalvalUru, meaning City of Guards. There is another story that states the name originated from Hoysala king Veera Ballala, who when being fed boiled beans called the place Benda-Kaal-Uru (land of boiled beans).Bangalore

Kempegowda

LAKES AND LAKES EVERYWHERE.

GARDEN CITY OF INDIA IS A KNOWN FACT.55% of Bengaluru is covered with themWith more than 200 lakes and tanks, Bangalore could boast of highest number of lakes earlier, but most of them are untraceable due to land encroachment and they turned into Golf courses and Clubs.

The huge lung spaces you have not seen it all if you are out of Cubbon Park in an hour

Lalbagh-oldest rock formations on earth

At the heart of the city is the beautiful Lalbagh, which spreads an area of around 240-acres. Apart from more than 1000 species of flora and fauna, Lalbagh is home to The Lal Bagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3000 million years and many trees that are more than a century old.

LalBagh FLOWER SHOW

TRANSPORT

BMTC buses

Because even if you dont know Kannada, you can get by in most of Bangalore because most people can converse in English.

You can argue with the auto wallahs in English.Autos

NAMMA METRO

BANGALORE IS ONE OF THE FEW CITIES IN THE WORLD WHERE THE COMMERCIAL AND DEFENSE AIRPORT USED TO OPERATE FROM THE SAME STRIP.

Wall Paintings by BBMP

Rangoli - Metro Art Center

We value our public spaces and make sure they look good

TRUE COSMOPOLITANThe population of local Kannadigas in Bangalore is less than 41%. Hence a true cosmopolitan with around 25% Tamilians, 14% Telugites, 10% Keralites, 8% Europeans, and 6% a mixture of all races. You thought More of Kannad-ish didnt you..!!

A walk down Brigade Road will let you know how inclusive the city is

We work hard and party harderAfter all, its the pub capital of India and has a couple of microbreweries with excellent craft beer. If microbreweries dont tickle your fancy, therere so many pubs with imported beers German and Belgian to begin with. Spoilt for choice!Pub capital of India

NEED A BOMBASTIC WEEKEND.. BENGALURU HAS IT ALL.

Bangalore is the Rock capital of India with all major bands of the world like Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Rasmus and Moreeeeee.

WHY ALWAYS PARIS, WHEN BENGALURU IS HERE.The Fashion Capital of the East.Bangalore Fashion Week.

Art and literary parasites

It promotes theater in all languages. The stage has seen over 2,700 performances so far.

But thats not the only venue for catching a live performance. There are also Jagruti Theatre, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Ravindra Kala Kshetra, etc.

Ravindra Kalakshetra

Alliance FrancaiseVasant Nagar

Chowdiah Memorial HallTheatres

Any list about intoxicating cultural and literary places in Bangalore would be incomplete without at least a fleeting mention of Blossom Book House.

Address:No.84/6, Church Street,, Opposite Amoeba, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001.

Atta GalataBook and Bake,Koramangala

Sapna Book DipoBook Enthu

The worlds best Dosa at MTR/CTR/Vidyarthi Bhavan

A lot happens over a cup of coffee or filter kaapiFood

BENGALURU IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE MIGHTY MTR.

Stating the obvious- weather, of course!

BENGALURU IS ONE OF THE COOLEST CAPITALS OF INDIA AND COOLEST IN SOUTH INDIA.This is because of its location of over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) above sea level, Bengaluru is situated even above Dehradun (630 m).

Bangalore Aero Show

Every 2 years, Bangaloreans are treated to a visual spectacle as a host of combat and civilian aircrafts from around the world showcase their prowess in the skies. Held at the Yelahanka Air Force Base, dont miss the next one in 2015!

BANGALORE IS THE FIRST CITY TO BE ELECTRIFIED IN INDIA.Not Mumbai. Not Delhi. Not Kolkata.In 1906, Bangalore became one of the first cities in India to have hydro-electric power, generated by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra. A building in City Market was the honored recipient of electricity for the very first time.

I BET YOU NEVER KNOW THIS R.K. Narayans fictional Malgudi town was named after Malleswaram and Basavanagudi. As per one of the writings in R.K. Narayans book,

he loved Malleswaram and Basavanagudi, two prominent and old areas of Bangalore and used the first few letters from Malleshwaram (Mal) and last few letters of Basavanagudi (gudi) to create Malgudi.

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