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Bannerghatta National Park
The Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore was established in 1971. It is a very famous tourist destination with a zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure and a small pet corner. The Bannerghatta National Park also has ancient temples which are still worshipped by the tourists coming to the park. The park is spread over a large area of 22 kilometers, which encloses six villages within its boundary. The very popular Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park which is said to have magical curative properties in it. A part of the Bannerghatta National Park has been has been declared as a Biological Reserve for the conservation of rare species like Indian tigers and lions. The Bannerghatta National Park is the first biological park in India in which Elephants can roam around in an area of 122 acres without any chains, as because the whole forest has been fenced and has been designed by the elephant behavior expert Carol Buckley.
We were planning for this trip from long time, first we planned it on Diwali but it got cancelled due to heavy rain. After two weeks we finally managed everything, we started at early morning 4.30 am from Indiranagar (Bangalore). Thumping sound of royal Enfield and the cold whether at morning refreshed us We took the Mysore highway and taking a small cut road at right which pass through Kumbalgodu state forest was exciting but bit scary at early morning because we couldn't find more than one or two vehicle in our entire trip. Then we reach savandurga- Manchnabele road by taking a left, on the way we saw the beautiful view of Manchnabele dam. Then through magadi-Ramanagara road and then savandurga road which passes through savandurga state forest we reach our destination. Savandurga which is considered as the largest monolith hills in Asia was giving us a delightful view from the down. There is a Veerabhadraswamy temple situated at the foot of the hill. we parked our bike there near by and started climbing right away. But the way we choose was hard and steep so we went back and find out there is a better way which are marked with yellow paint which is very difficult to notice at low light. After few steps itself we find out that it is not going to be an easy task, your shoes should have good grip. In some places slope is almost 80°, we have to do spider crawl. There are the remains of the fort build by kempegowda on the top of the hill as well as on the way were you can take rest in between trekking. We didn't get much exhausted as we were taking pics and videos of the mesmerizing views around in every 10-15 minutes.
If you live in a hot part of the country, Bangalore's good weather will immediately put you into a good mood. While the centre of the city has remained as it was during the British Raj, the area encircling it is on a constant boom with a vibrant student culture, popular pubs and a major electronic and industrial lifestyle. As a tourist, you can go see the Bangalore Castle. Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle, the one on Bangalore is a great example of the Tudor architectural style. It has beautiful gardens and the wooden carvings. The glass house at Lal Bagh and its botanical garden is a good place to relax while taking a walk. Cubbon park is one of the primary reasons why Bangalore was formerly nicknamed as the Garden City. The picturesque greenery in the middle of the city is stupefying. You can visit the Peninsular Gneiss to witness the oldest granite formations and also the look at the city from an elevated land. For a perfect end to the day, grab a beer at Toit or Peco’s. Follow it up with a grand meal at Koshy’s or Ebony, or the hundreds of other quirky restaurants in the city.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Bangalore is from October to February