Friday, 27 July 2012

Remarkable South India Tour Bangalore

Green hills, deep valleys and wild jungles; South India Tour offers you an enchanting and enthralling holidays. Bangalore, the IT hub of India dazzles with swanky malls, modern structures and beautiful gardens. Bangalore Tours which includes tour to one of the most modern cities of India enthralls the tourist.

The Garden City of India - Bangalore(Officially - Bengaluru) is the capital of the State of Karnataka in South India. The city boasts of the highest concentration of IT companies in the country and is also referred to as "The Silicon Valley of India". Plan a remarkable south india tour Bangalore. There are a number of places in Bangalore that are worth visiting, including gardens, museums, palaces, temples, etc. Major attractions include - the Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat, adorned with delicate Dravidian architecture; for nature lovers, there is the famous Cubbon Park, The Ulsoor Lake of Bangalore is also well known for its beautiful locales and boating facilities. Bangalore is also a major center of Indian classical music and dance. Classical music and dance recitals are widely held throughout the year and particularly during the Ramanavami and Ganesha Chaturthi festivals. If you make a south india tour Bangalore you can see all these fests. Bangalore is also famous for its amazing nightlife. Some of the most happening discotheques and pubs of the country are in Bangalore and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Garden Front View
Garden Inside View

Lal Bagh is regarded as the best garden in the east due to its significant contribution in development and promotion of horticulture in India. Built in an area of 240 acres. The garden has a rare collection of 1854 species of plants the glass house designed on the lines of Crystal Palace of London is another major attraction of the garden. You can visit the garden in January or August to be a witness to biannual flower shows which attract a large crowd.

Tipu Sultan's Forts and Palaces

Tippu fort
Tippu fort
Tippu palace
Tippu Palace

The fort was built by Kempe Gowda in the year 1537 and Tipu Sultan's father Hyder Ali used the fort to imprison many British officials in his battle against the British. The palace was later extended by Tipu Sultan.The palace built in teakwood is decorated with beautiful floral patterns.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park
The garden built in 1870 hosts around 6000 species of plants. There are many monuments located inside thepark namely 'Attara Kacheria', a museum and 'Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall' among others. The garden is named after Sir Mark Cubbon, the longest serving commissioner of British India.

Aquarium Bangalore

Aquarium Bangalore, home to varied marine species, is situated at the entrance of Cubbon Park in an octagonal-shaped building. The second largest aquarium in India, it has several species of indigenous and exotic fish and is a major attraction of the city. The aquarium has three floors, where numerous edible and ornamental fish breeds are on display. The first floor of the aquarium houses 14 big tanks, where the larger cultivable fish varieties are displayed. The second floor is divided into two rows for medium sized and small tanks for close observation of multi-coloured fish species.The aquarium has species like angel fish, freshwater prawns, glow light tetra, red tail shark, Siamese and Indian tiger barb, etc. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of catla, mahseer, blue gourami and goldfish. This may be your remarkable south india tour Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace

Over 110 years old monument, Bangalore Palace covers around 45,000 square feet of area and is a popular tourist attraction in Bangalore. Its architecture was inspired by Windsor Castle and was constructed with a cost of one million Indian Rupee in the year 1880.
Bangalore Palace

When in Bangalore, you will find many tourist attractions near the city for excursion trips and picnics. They lie within a range of 500 km from Bangalore and are among the popular tourist spots.

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta Park
Located at a distance of 22 km from the city of Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is situated in an area of 25000 acres. You will also find the first butterfly park of India in Bannerghatta National Park.Take  a south india tour Bangalore. Tourists can opt for safari trips organised in the park, during which they can see animals in their natural habitat. Apart from lions, tigers and reptiles, the park provides natural habitat for elephants, gaurs, leopards, jackals and foxes. Tourists can also see wild pigs, sloth bears, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer and hare. In addition to fauna, the park also boasts different species of flora, like zizyphus, jalari, neem, tamarind, chujjullu and sandal.


Popular as the 'Pearl Valley', it is a tourist spot not to be missed. It is located near Anekal, 40 km away from Bangalore. Never miss south india tour Bangalore to visit these place. The place gets its name because of a 92 m waterfall which looks like the drops of pearls falling from a height. The view is mesmerizing and a visit to this place would be perfect for a weekend.

 Muthyala Maduvu (Pearl Valley)
 Muthyala Maduvu (Pearl Valley)


Mysore Palace
The historic city of Mysore is 139 km from Bangalore offers the tourist a number of monuments belonging to Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile rulers of the place.

Nandi Hill Resort

Sixty kilometers from Bangalore is the Nandi Hill Resort, which is famous for its temples and fort.

Nandi Hill Temple
Nandi Hill Fort

Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake
Ulsoor Lake is situated on the northeastern fringe of the city center, near the busy M. G. Road. The lake was constructed by Kempe Gowda II, during the later half of the second century. Spread over an area of approximately 1.5 square kilometers, the Ulsoor lake of Bangalore is dotted with islands. The entire above are the best place to make a south india tour bangalore.

Monday, 23 July 2012

South India Temple Tour for Devotional Attractions

          South India tours are famous for its rich culture, tradition and history, which are well showcased in its ancient temples. Some of the world famous temples in South India include Mahabalipuram, Thirupathi, Kanchipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Puttaparthi, Guruvayur, Kanyakumari and Chidambaram among others. Rameshwaram, an island in Tamilnadu has a famous temple of Lord Rama, which is considered one of the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus. The best and the easiest way to cover the temples in South India would be to avail the south india temple tour packages. The South Indian Temples stand out for their richness and grandiose, which is well exhibited by the exceptional architectural style developed in Dravida Desom. Most of the temples have ornate towers that are set in a square base and 'gopurams'.

          The outer wall encompasses the main shrine along with other smaller shrines. Most of the temples in South India were built during the reigns of the Cholas, the Pandavas and the Vijayanagar rulers, who were great patrons of temple architecture.

Temples in Tamilnadu

Kanchipuram: Touted as one of India's Seven Sacred cities, Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallava Kings. It has been a centre of Tamil learning for many centuries and even now it holds a special place in the pilgrimage circuits of South India. A south India temple tour would enable you to cover some of the must see temples in your life time.

Mahabalipuram: It is famous for its spectacular rock-cut architecture and structural building. The temples belong to different categories like open air base - relief, structured temples, man-made caves and 'rathas', which are inspired by the Buddhist monasteries. The shore temple, which stands atop a rocky cliff, is a visual delight in the golden rays of the sun.

Temples in Andhra Pradesh 

Tirupati Balaji Temple: Located in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupathi is dedicated to Lord Venkatesh and is one of the richest temples in the world.

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple: Located at a distance of 3 to 4 Km at the foot of the Tirumala hills, it holds the rare distinction of being the only temple in Tirupathi which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Annual festivals like Skhanda Shasthi and Annabhishekam draw scores of pilgrims from all over the country and abroad. The sacred waterfall called "Kapila Teertham" is also located here.

Temples in Kerala 

Guruvayur Sri Krishna : Is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala and is often referred to as "Bhuloka Vaikunta" which translates to the "Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth". The idol installed at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple represents a form of Krishna with its four arms carrying the conch Pancajanya, the magical discus with serrated edges Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and a lotus with a boly basil garland. This idol represents the majestic form of god Vishnu as revealed to Vasudeva and Devaki around the time of Krishna; hence Guruvayur is also known as "Dwaraka of South India". Krishna is popularly known in Kerala by different names such as Kannan, Unnikkannan ("Baby" Kannan), Unnikkrshnan, Balakrshnan, and Guruvayurappan.

Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple :  Is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The Temple is a replica of the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple at Thiruvattar. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. The city is also known as Anandapuram and Syananduram Ananda refers to Shree Padmanabha Himself. The Principal Deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the "Anantha-sayanam" posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Anantha). South India temple tour will help you to cover some of these temples in kerala.