Bangalore Journals

The garden city.

A travel journal to Bangalore by Megha

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Quote: The silicon valley of India,that's Bangalore,the capital of the state of Karnataka in South India.Want to peep into the history of this fascinating city?Want to know about the hotspot shopping areas and a tip or two on famous tourist spots?Read on.

The garden city.

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Overview

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Situated at an altitude of 3021 feet above sea level, Bangalore is at the heart of the Deccan Plateau. One of the many reasons why Bangalore is a favorite spot for visitors is the pleasant weather. Bangaloreans are very proud of this God-given gift. It was way back in 1537 Kempe Gowda-1 designed the city as it exists today. The best place in the city especially for nature lovers like me is Cubbon Park, a sprawling 300 acre natural garden which attracts joggers in droves. After a typically hectic day I love to drive down to Lal Bagh, another 240 acre sculpted garden and breathe in the clean, fresh air which is a blessing since the city is rather getting polluted with dust rais...Read More
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We stayed in this hotel until we found a suitable rented accommodation. Woodlands is a renowned chain of hotels and is known for good service without making your wallets lighter. It is best suited for those who love Indian food, as only North Indian and South Indian cuisine is available here. It is 10km from the airport and is in the center of the city.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 23, 2000

Woodlands Hotel
5 Rajaram Mohan Roy Road
Bangalore, India
(80) 222-511

Sukh Sagar

Restaurant

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Koramangala. That's the locality where Sukh Sagar is. It is a peaceful, residential area which sports beautiful, well-kept bungalows. You can see all kinds of people flocking to this small, but neat place to have a go at the delicious Indian dishes. My favorites are the North Indian Chat items: Bhel puri(a mixture of various ingredients tossed together) and Dahi papdi(a tasty yogurt based dish)

There are self-service counters for those in a hurry, apart from the AC and non AC segments.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2000

Sukh Sagar
Koramangala
Bangalore, India
(080) 553-3633

Shiva Temple

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Attraction

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The Shiva temple on Airport Road is a sight a visitor to Bangalore should not miss. The first time I went to the temple I expected the LINGAM- which is how the Hindu God Shiva, the destroyer of all evils is depicted commonly in most parts of India. But what I saw here was a huge statue of Shiva in yoga posture, the biggest in the world. The sight is indeed mesmerising. The temple was built by the Melwanis, the owners of Kids Kemp on MG Road and Kemp Fort on Airport Road which are departmental stores catering to the elite of Bangalore. The Melwanis are philanthropists who run various charitable institutions. There is a little pond in front of the idol. People chant 'OM NAM...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 25, 2000

Shiva Temple
Airport Road Behind Kemp Fort
Bangalore, India

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There are so many pavement hawkers who sell real good stuff for throwaway prices in India and Bangalore is no exception. Delicate porcelainware, from Rajasthan, a desert state of India, adorns a sidewalk of Jayanagar, a locality in Bangalore. Porcelain is made up of natural clay, firebaked and sometimes coated with a substance called glaze. These makers of porcelain migrated to Bangalore 15 years ago. Artistic flowerpots, vases, pickle containers and toys are made from raw materials got from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.[northern states of India] They are all handmade and priced between Rs.25 to Rs.2500. They make lovely gifts and momentos. Among other things these exquisite 'Pavement...Read More