Sunday, 29 December 2013

Top 5 Bangalore Weekend Attractions

Weekends!! The first question which comes in our mind is "WHAT DO WE DO ON WEEKENDS?"

Other than Shopping Malls, Movies, Pubs & Bars below are the top 5 places where you would like to go in Bangalore on weekends.

  1. Nandi Hills It is located just 10 km from Chickballapur town and approximately 60 km from the city of Bangalore. You need to go towards Hyderabad Road, There is left Going ahead after International airport. It is refreshing to be there, and exiting to be driving/riding up in the hill. There are gardens, Tipu Sultans temporary residence, Fort, Ancient Temple but most importantly the breathtaking view from the hill.
  2. Wonderla located near Bidadi, 28 kilometers (17 mi) from Bangalore. You need to take the Mysore Road to reach there. It is an amusement Park with lots of interesting and exiting activities.
  3. Bannerghatta National Park It is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. You need to take Bannerghatta road in order to reach here.It is mainly a zoo but it is covered with greenery.Another attraction here is Lion & Tiger safari where vehicle will be provided to enter in to the restricted jungle area. You can see tigers,lions,bears,deer roaming around freely. There are BMTC/Volvo buses available to reach here from Majestic.
  4. Tipu Sultan Fort & Summer Palace It is located at the center of Old Bangalore near Kalasipalyam Bus Stand. This is a palace made by Kempe Gowda, founder of Bangalore. Later it was extended by Tipu Sultan. It is a museum where you can see Tipu's crown & used clothes. This monument gives you a touch of history.
  5. ISKCON TempleThis temple of Radha Krishna, located in North Bangalore. Chord Rd, Rajajinagar near yashwanthpur. It is a grand temple with modern architecture. The main attractions are evening arati, chants of "Hare Rama Hare Krishna"

There are few other places which you can consider as good options to spend time with your family,

  • Hesaraghatta Lake : This man made reservoir located 18 km to the north-west of Bangalore. To reach here, you need to go towards Tumkur road & after Dasarahalli take right from a place called 8 mile. You will get the lake if you go straight from there. In a natural surrounding it is a water body.
  • Sankey Tank : It is situated in the western part of Bangalore in the middle of the suburbs of Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval and Sadashiva Nagar. This man made lake or tank is surrounded by gardens where you can see migratory birds & can opt for boating.
  • Vishwa Shanti Ashram : This ashram is located in the outskirts of Bangalore 17 kms, Tumkur highway (NH 4) near Nelamangala town.This peaceful calm ashram has Vishnu idols in all His avatar & big idols of rivers which are depicted as Goddess.
  • Lumbini Garden : It  is a public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake in Bangalore.It is situated near Manyata Infotech IT park which is in the outer ring road between K.R Puram and Hebbal. It is a lake with gardens,boating, and some refreshments
  • Ramakrishna Mission : This is located at Bull Temple Road, Bangalore. This is the main center of R.K.Mission in bangalore.
  • Lalbagh : It is located in southern Bangalore mavalli road. This botanical garden is having tress from many countries. Watch out for the flower festivals in winter.
  • Bull Temple : This ancient Shiva Temple is situated in the N.R. Colony, Basavanagudi, area of South Bangalore. 
  • Kempfort : It is a Shiva Temple, located at Old Airport Road. It looks like a cave depicting all the jyotir lingas. It also has a very big Shiva statue.
  • Omkar hill Temple : This Shiva temple is located at Uttarahalli Kengeri road near Raja rajeshwari nagar. It is situated in a small hill from where you can view a birds eye view of Bangalore
  • The Art Of Living Ashram : It is located at Kanakapura Road. It is an ashram filled with greenery and nice buildings to shoot photographs.
  • Snow City : This amusement park is located at Jaya Mahal Road. 

An addition to it,there are very nice Trekking places around Bangalore which is safe as well as adventurous. 
This trips can be covered within a day.

To name a few below mentioned trekking destinations are fun,

Ranganatha swamy Betta
Ramdevara betta

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Places you would like to visit in Bangalore on weekends

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Top 5 places in Bangladesh

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Places of Attractions in Bangladesh.

 1. Dhaka

The Lalbagh Fort, A 17th century incomplete fort. Started by Prince Mohammed Azam and handed to then governor of Dhaka Shaista Khan for completation, who didn’t finish it because of death of her daughter Pari Bibi whose tomb is inside the fort. There is a small museum inside displaying Mughal paintings and calligraphy, along with swords and firearms.

Ahsan Manzil - Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum. Basically, it was the residence of the Nawabs. Nawab Abdul Gani renovated this building in the year 1872  and named it after his son Khaza Ahasanullah. On the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka the Pink majestic, Ahsan Manjil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently.

Hatirjheel is a large area situated at the heart of the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. This was mainly created for public transportation. It was inaugurated on 2013

Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh established in 1996, commemorates heroic struggle of Bengalee nation for democracy and national rights which following genocide unleashed by military rulers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, turned into armed struggle with emergence of Bangladesh as Secular Democratic State in Dec.

 2. Chittagong

Bagakain Lake, also called Baga Lake or Boga Lake,The highest hill-enclaved lake of Bangladesh. This lake located in Ruma Upazila in the hill district Bandarban, Bangladesh. It is a natural sweet and deep water lake. Its height from sea level is nearly 2,000 feet.

Patenga is a beautiful sunset viewing sea beach near to Chittagong city. It is mostly popular for sunset and sunrise viewing. The beach converges both the nature and the port facilities at the same time. It is quite a sandy beach. It is located near the mouth of the Karnaphuli River. So, you can view both types of natural beauty. 

Dulahazra Safari Park. Located approximately a hundred kilometers outside of the tourist hotspot of Coxa Bazar, the Dulahazra Safari Park is perfectly located for visitors to enjoy day trips out to this wonderful conservation area. Dulahazra Safari Park was developed on an undulating landscape of around 2,224 acres of area at Chakaria Upazila in Cox's azar District, Bangladesh, some 107 km away from the port city, with an objective to create facilities for eco-tourism, research work and entertainment aside from conserving wild animals in a natural environment. Dulahazra Park is home to at east 4,000 animals of 165 species.

3. Sylhet

Shahjalal's Dorgah is situated in main Sylhet town.this place is called DorGah gate.You can buy fish food(small fishes with 20-25 taka)to feed The pond's Big Shahjalal's fishes.There r some other attraction there. 

M C College was established in 1892 by a local nobleman called Raja Girish Chandra Roy. The college was named after his maternal grandfather, Murari Chand.Since then it has been playing important role in the education, cultural, and political spheres of greater Sylhet

Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected forest and wildlife sanctuary in Bangladesh. This is a dry and evergreen forest and the second largest natural forest in Bangladesh after the Sundarbans.It is also the country's second largest wildlife sanctuary and the richest in terms of biodiversity. It is located in the Chunarughat of Habiganj district. Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1982 and later expanded in 1996.

4. Rajshahi

Puthia Temple Complex consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temples in Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Located 23 km to the east of Rajshahi city, it has the largest number of historic temples in Bangladesh.

Chhota Sona Masjid or Small Golden Mosque derives its name from the gilding that once graced the surface of the fifteen domes of this mosque. An inscription ascribes Wali Muhammad as the builder and it was erected during the reign of Sultan Husain Shah (1493-1519).

Founded in 1910 with the support of the maharaja of Dighapatia, the Varendra Research Museum is managed by Rajshahi University (RU), and is the oldest museum in the country. The predominantly British-style building has some interesting Hindu–Buddhist features, including a trefoil arch over the doorways and windows. A small rekha temple forms the roof.

5. Rangamati

with the support of the maharaja of Dighapatia, the Varendra Research Museum is managed by Rajshahi University (RU), and is the oldest museum in the country. The predominantly British-style building has some interesting Hindu–Buddhist features, including a trefoil arch over the doorways and windows. A small rekha temple forms the roof.

Kaptai Lake: This large man made lake of Bangladesh spanning over an area of approximately 11000km2, was created as a reservoir when the Kaptai dam was built during the 1960s. The lake was created by flooding valleys and plain lands between numerous hills. This created a picturesque view as forested hills and plateaus rise from beneath the water. The government run tourism corporation and private operators offer Kaptai Lake Cruise Tours, which is worth of it. Other scenic spots are also accessible through the waterways.

Hanging Bridge: Hanging Bridge (Jhulonto Bridge in Bengali) is the landmark icon of Rangamati. It’s a popular tourist spot and a must go destination. Gagra waterfall is one of the greates combination of nature. This 335feet long bridge across a portion of the Kaptai lake is an icon of Rangamati.

Peda Ting Ting: A small island on the Kaptai Lake, few kilometres away from Rangamati. It is mostly known for its serenity. Peda Ting Ting Island is a very small and secluded island in the Rangamati Lake. There are a few tourist accommodation facilities here and a tiny restaurant run by the locals. It offers foods ranging from traditional to indigenous delicacies. Amongst the islands that can be visited by boat from Rangamati, is the Peda Ting Ting Island

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Top 5 Places in Sri Lanka

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Places of Attractions in Sri Lanka.

1. Kandy

The Temple of the Tooth, The temple is open from dawn to dusk. It houses a tooth relic of the Lord Buddha, and is consequently considered one of Sri Lanka's most holy shrines. Although you may not view the actual tooth itself, the casket within which it is said to be is displayed twice a day. The best time to view this ornate casket is around 6.30PM. Foreigner entrance: Rs 1,000.

Pinnewala Elephant Orphanages has about 70 semi-tame elephants roaming freely around this wonderful sanctuary. You can either hire a taxi or tuk-tuk to take you there directly or, if traveling on a budget (by bus), on the Kegalle Kandy road, 4-5 km from Kegalle at the Karandunpona junction take the road north heading towards Rambukkana for about 6 km - the bus price from Kandy to the junction is about Rs 40, ask the bus driver to drop you off at the turn for Pinnewala. Alternatively, take a train to Rambukkana and walk from there. Follow the road through the village back in the direction the train has just come from and then turn right at the large sign for the Elephant Orphanage - it's about 2 km. Rambukkana is on the main line to Colombo and the journey is quite scenic, passing through jungle drenched mountains - definitely worth the trip especially if you have children. The best time to visit is the feeding time from 09:30-10:00AM and 01:30-02:00PM, and the bathing time from 10:00-10:30AM and 02:00-02:30PM when all the elephants are taken to the river close by. Entrance: Rs 2,000, Video Camera: Rs 1,500.

Alternatively but slightly different, the Millenium Elephant Foundation is right next to Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. On the Kegalle Kandy road, 4-5 km from Kegalle at the Karandunpona junction take the road north by bus heading towards Rambukkana for about 3-4 km. The foundation is on the eastern side of the road. Entrance: Rs 1,000.

The Royal Botanical Garden is the best botanical garden in Sri Lanka and one of the best in the region. It dates back to the ancient kings of the country although the British changed the look of it. The British are said to have used the gardens to grow trees that could not be grown at Kew gardens. The large banyan tree, the orchid house, the suspension bridge, and the bats are some of the main attractions. Foreigner entrance: Rs 1,100. Drive there through the University of Peradeniya the most scenic and the largest university in the country.
New Ranweli Spice Garden located in close proximity to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden (2 km back from the garden to the round-about towards Kandy and from there head north west for about 1.5 km where the a road on the eastern side leads to the garden after another 1 to 2 km) is a place to see and learn about Sri Lankan spices and herbs. It is a fun place to guess the spices. After seeing around the "garden" (which is actually just about 10 spice plants), spices can also be purchased as a souvenir, but there is no obligation to buy. However, be reminded that here the spices sell at a steep premium, and you can get them easily at the market or even supermarket for 50% less. Also prepare yourself for a 20 minutes lesson in the shady and mosquito ridden backyard on the products for sale there - just skip this part. Entrance free and free pick up service from any destination within Kandy and Peradeniya for foreigners, but prepare to buy something to compensate for the tuk-tuk.
Bahirawakanda temple. The ominipresent Buddha statue seen from everywhere in Kandy city. Take a tuk tuk ride to the Temple or walk, just 1 km away from the Kandy city. The way to the temple may not be easy to locate, you might have to take a three wheeler or ask a local, when in doubt just walk up and follow the colorful Buddhist flags over the road. Entrance fee Rs 200. This Buddha statue is best viewed from far away. Once you get onto the premises it is no longer easy to see. Plus it is not a very peaceful place as temples go.

 2. Colombo

The Sapumal Foundation- The Sapumal Foundation was once home to the late Harry Pieris. Visitors are able to see his studio and art materials that have been left undisturbed over the years. This gallery also contains 200 paintings that follow the development of Sri Lankan art. Special art classes are also available at the gallery.

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Center- The Art Center provides a multi-functional creative experience with exhibitions, art shows and stage events. Visitors to the Art Center area also able to purchase various antiques as well as paintings and crafts by contemporary Sri Lankan artists.
The National Museum of Colombo -Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. Also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum, it is the largest museum in Colombo. Among its exhibits, it contains regalia of the 17th century Kandyan Kings.

The Dutch Period Museum- Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. Historical museum documenting Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka. Houses Dutch-inspired artifacts.


Galapota Temple - A few kilometres inland on the south bank of the Bentota Ganga is the Galapota Temple, which is said to date from the 12th century. To reach it, cross the bridge and take the side road to your left after 500m.

Breif Garden - Ten kilometres inland from Bentota is the Brief Garden. A barely controlled riot of a Jungle Book garden, the grounds are a lovely place to get lost, while the house, which used to be the home of Bevis Bawa, brother of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, has an eclectic range of artwork on display – from homoerotic sculpture to a wonderful mural of Sri Lankan life in the style of Marc Chagall. The mural was created by Australian artist Donald Friend, who originally came for six days but stayed six years – definitely not the sort of house guest you want! Other, more short-term, guests included Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, who stayed here during the filming of Elephant Walk in 1953. It’s a good idea to plaster on some insect repellent as the gardens are a favourite of biting insects. To get here follow the road south from Aluthgama to Matagama Rd and turn inland to the Muslim village of Dharga Town. From here you will periodically see yellow signs saying ‘Brief’, but as everyone knows this place, it’s easy enough to ask directions. There’s no public transport

 4Nuwara Eliya

Gregory Lake - Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. It was built by the Governor William Gregory during 1872 – 1877 periods by utilizing the water from the Nanuoya which runs across the town. It is about 91.2 hectares in extent. It was said to be used for water sports and for re-recreational activities during the British rule

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club - Walking distance from the town center spread over 90 acres, over a hundred years old (built in 1891), the 18 holes golf course is one of Nuwara Eliya’s biggest attractions. It is reputed to be the only Golf Course where all the holes are visible from the Club House or accessible by car. In the old British cemetery at the rear of the Club House is the memorial to Major Rogers, the elephant hunter credited with killing around 1500 elephants.

Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) - Hill climb of a different type to witness a spectacular sun rise or just for the thrill of the panoramic views of Sri Lanka or for pleasure. Not just a trail but a pilgrimage to a summit sacred to all of the world's major religions. The most popular hill trail in Sri Lanka. Its about 2200m above from sea level. The season is between December and April when the summit is not misty and relatively dry. The base of the climb on the Hatton side is about 2 hours from Nuwara Eliya.

City Viewing Point (Shanthipura) -This is marvelous point to view the entire Nuwara-Eliya city. Shanthipura is the village which is situated in highest spot of Sri Lanka.

Single tree Hill - Single tree is the best vantage point to observe the beauty of Nuwara-Eliya. Easily accessed by use of the road across the tea estate. This vantage point one could enjoy the panoramic view of Pidurutalagala Mountain rang, Haggala Mountain, Lake Gregory, and the entire town of Nuwara-Eliya as well as Northern section of Horton Plains.

 5. Dambulla

Dambulla Cave Temple - The history of the Dambulla cave temple complex is thought to date back to the 3rd century BC when this area became the location for the largest Buddhist monastic settlements on the island of Sri Lanka. King Valagamba (89 – 77 BC) took refuge here when he was driven out of Anuradhapura by the South Indian invaders. When he regained his throne, he had the interior of the caves carved into magnificent rock temples. The site also includes archeological evidence of human occupation going back to the prehistoric period, including the megalithic cemetery at Ibbankatuwa.

Sunrise in Lank Ballooning -If you are lucky enough to visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka then you should take the opportunity to see the wondrous sights from the air.Flying over the jungle you may see elephants roaming freely, water buffaloes standing in the paddy fields and monkeys swinging from the trees.

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