Thursday, December 29, 2016

Places to visit around Bangalore - Part 12

Continued from here.. 

61. Mavuthanahalli
Type: Hoysala Temples
Distance from Bangalore: 220 km
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore - NH 48 - Tumkur - NH 73 - Arsikere - Left turn - Mavuthanahalli 
About: The Mahalingeshwara Temple here serves as a very good example of Hoysala architecture which  flourished during the12th century. The temple is extremely beautiful despite being in ruins. The locals offer their daily prayers. More 
Mahalingeshwara Temple Mavuthanahalli
62. Rehmangarh/ Kaivara

Type: Hill Fort, Temple Town
Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
Trek Distance: 2 Km (One way)
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore - NH 77 - Hoskote - Left towards Chintamani - Till Kaivara 
About: The hill fort here was built by Tippu and later improvised by the local Palegars. Much of the fortification remains intact and is currently being maintained by the Forest department. There is a temple dedicated Lord Veerabhadraswamy and a water pond. More 
Rehmangarh as Seen From Ambajidurga
63. Ambajidurga/ Kaivara

Type: Hill Fort, Temple Town
Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
Trek Distance: 2.5 km (One Way)
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore - NH 77 - Hoskote - Left towards Chintamani  
About: The hill fort here was built by Tippu and later improvised by the local Palegars. Much of fortification remains intact but this place is now abandoned. Trekking here is strictly prohibited. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. More 
Clouds Kissing Ambajidurga Fort 
64. Madhugiri 

Type: Hill Fort, Temple Town
Distance from Bangalore: 122 km
Trek Distance: 3 km
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore - NH 47 - Dabaspet - Right towards Madhugiri
About: The hill fort here was built during the Vijayanagar period and later improvised by Hyder Ali. Though much of the fortification remains intact, the ASI have taken additional measures to restore this fort along with  all precautionary measures in order to ensure a safe climb to people venturing this fort. More
Fortress Madhugiri
65. Nallur 

Type: Bio-diversity Site, Temple Town
Distance from Bangalore: 50 km
Directions from Bangalore: Bangalore - NH 4 -  Hoskote - Towards Devanahalli - Nallur 
About: Nallur's Tamarind Grove is regarded as the first bio-diversity heritage site in India. This site covers around 53 acres in area having more than 300 tamarind trees. The oldest tree here is confirmed to be around 410 years old. There are numerous ruined temples here which were built during the reign of Chola dynasty in the 12th century. More 
Nallur Tamarind Groove
























11 comments:

  1. Wow! there is lot to see.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  2. Wow, Great list.I am definitely going to checkout some of the places you have listed here. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Wow !!! very nice list, really loved all the places, wish one day will visit.

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  4. Wonderful list! Now I know where to head to the next time I am in Bangalore.

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  5. Great to know, Thanks for the infos.

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  6. Beautiful list . Informative post and it will help us to roam around Banglore in our visit .

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  7. Wow! there is so much to see.

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