Trips and Itineraries for Ramanagara
Weekend Getaways from Ramanagara
297 Kms from Ramanagara
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,October,November,December
For a dose of south Indian culture with a side of French flavours, travel to the city of Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry), perched on India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu. Peppered with Gallic landscapes of bougainvillea draped colonial townhouses, pastel villas and leafy boulevards, Pondicherry is a haven for both – the traveller in the quest for spiritual awakening, and the leisure-seeking tourist. One of the Puducherry’s most sacred attractions, is the internationally acclaimed Sri Aurobindo Ashram located off Goubert Ave. Drawing lakhs of devotees from across the world every year, the grounds are home to the shrines of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), and a meditation hall, which is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Pondicherry. Another must visit destination is the township of Auroville that was founded in 1968, located 8kms away from Pondicherry. The community, houses people of 45 nationalities. One of the lesser known things to do in Puducherry is bird watching at the Ousteri Wetlands, 10kms from the heart of the town. You could spend your mornings at city’s major beaches - Auroville, Serenity, Promenade and Paradise, and end your trip with a walk along the seafront promenade, as you chase the setting sun.
Start from Bangalore today and reach Ramanagara. Spend the day visiting the silk trail in this town. The primary occupation in Ramanagara is sericulture, the art of rearing silkworms for the production of silk and is the predominant way to earn a living here. In fact, the silk from Ramanagar is a major input for the world famous Mysore silk sarees. Did you know that Ramnagar is the world's largest silk cocoon market? As many as 50 tonnes of silk cocoons are traded here every day. The fascinating sight of hundreds of trays holding fluffy cocoons, examined by buyers for their breed, grade and quality, is simply unmatched.Go a little beyond the market into the dusty by-lanes, and you will see first hand, the process used by small manufacturers to convert cocoons to fine silk threads. The cocoons are boiled and then deft hands extract long fibres on to spinning wheels.