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Famous Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh

The heritage heartland of India, Madhya Pradesh, is blessed with a variety of wildlife and natural attractions, including Amarkantak, Satpura, and Vindhyachal nature reserves, as well as deep forested areas. In this post we will look at some famous waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh ( MP ).

List of Famous Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh

Name of Water FallsHeight
Bahuti Falls in Rewa650 ft
Keoti Falls, Rewa322 ft
Rajat Prapat, Hoshangabad350 ft
Indore’s Patalpani Waterfall300 ft
Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur32 ft
Falls at Raneh, Chhatarpur98 ft
Rewa’s Purwa Falls,230 ft
Gatha Falls in Panna300 ft
Gwalior’s Sultan Garh Waterfall114 ft
Tincha Falls in Indore300 ft

Popular Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh

So now lets talk about the Famous Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh one by one!

Bahuti Falls in Rewa

The highest waterfall in Madhya Pradesh is Bahuti Falls, which is found in the Rewa district and is close to the two other most well-known waterfalls, Chachai and Keoti.

Chachai Falls in Rewa

The second highest waterfall in Madhya Pradesh is Chachai Falls, which is located in the Rewa district on the edge of the Chitrakoot Hills.

Keoti Falls, Rewa

The 322-foot-tall Keoti Falls on the Mahana River are an illustration of a nick point.

Rajat Prapat, Hoshangabad

A horsetail-shaped waterfall called Rajat Prapat Fall is found in the Hoshangabad district at Pachmarhi. Waterfalls such Duchess Fall, Bee Falls, Little Fall, and Silver Falls can be seen in Pachmarhi.

Indore’s Patalpani Waterfall

The most well-liked picnic location nearby Indore is Patalpani waterfall in Mhow, although you should avoid it during monsoon season.

Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur

On the Narmada River at Bhedaghat, Jabalpur’s Dhuandhar Falls are renowned for their marble-clad boulders. The roar of the Dhuandhar waterfall may be heard from a great distance away because of its strength.

Falls at Raneh, Chhatarpur

A must-see attraction in Madhya Pradesh is Raneh Falls in the Chhatarpur district. It is tucked away in the gorge and canyon of the Ken River and is surrounded by Granite and Dolomite boulders.

Rewa’s Purwa Falls, 230 feet

On the Tamsa River, also called the Tons River in Madhya Pradesh and rising in the Kaimur Range, are the Purwa Falls. The majority of the tallest falls in the state are located on the Tamsa River or one of its tributaries, which is a tributary of the Ganges.

Gatha Falls in Panna

Along with nearby Khajuraho, Gatha Falls is one of the most well-known attractions in the Panna district. Another well-known waterfall in the Panna region of the Panna National Park is Pandav Falls.

Gwalior’s Sultan Garh Waterfall

The Sultan Garh Waterfall is situated in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, across the Parvarti River. The autumn is the best time to visit Gwalior for a weekend.

300-foot-high Tincha Falls in Indore

Another well-known waterfall is Tincha Falls, which is about 25 kilometres from Indore. Kapil Dhara in Amarkantak, Pandav Falls in Panna, Sultangarh Waterfall, Pawa Waterfalls, Durga Dhara Fall, and Shambhudhara Waterfalls near Anuppur are some of the other most well-known waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh.


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Bangalore to Mahabalipuram – 2 Day Mahabalipuram itinerary | Places to visit in mahabalipuram

Places to visit in mahabalipuram : Friends we recently visited Mahabalipuram and in this video I am going to share the 2 day itinerary which I have followed during my 2 day trip to Mahabalipuram. This trip was from Bangalore to Mahabalipuram and I will share all the Mahabalipuram tourist places which I visited in these 2 days. Welcome friends to my 2 Day Mahabalipuram itinerary !

Quick facts – Mahabalipuram trip

  • Distance from Bangalore to Mahabalipuram – Approx 350 Kms one way
  • Road conditions – Very good trhough out
  • Food options on the way – Many good options
  • What to expect – Beaches, Rock cut monuments, Temple , Crocodile bank

Must visit Mahabalipuram tourist places

Our target was to reach mahabailuram by 11.00 AM on saturday and leave mahabalipuram by 4.0 PM on sunday..
And between this 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM, I will share with you how to manage your day so that you can cover maximum spots.

So below are must see places to visit in mahabalipuram !

  1. Shore temple & Beach
  2. Shtalasyana perumal temple
  3. Rock cut cave temple and other monuments which includes Butter ball, Raya Gopuram, Arjuna pennance, Krishna mandapa etc
  4. Tigers cave temple
  5. Crocodile Bank
  6. Sea Shell Measuem
  7. Covelong Beach / Fishermans beach

Then there are few others, but not very much mandatory.

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Travel tips – Bangalore to Mahabalipuram

So how to reach Mahabalipuram by 11.00 AM??

For that you need to leave atleast by 5.00 AM from Bangalore! The other option is to leave Bangalore by 6.00 PM firday evening and stay in Vellore. This way you can cover half way on Friday and then leave vellore by 7.0 AM to 8 AM and reach Mahabalipura by 11.00 AM

So took second option.. it was more relaxing .. but since I was able to close my office by 6.00 on forday I was able to do that.

If it is not possible , atleast start early morning on saturday.

While returning I left Mahabalipuram by 4.00 and reached back Bengaluru by 11.00 PM on Sunday ..
As I mentioned before, roads are all good throughput .. just note that when you are crossing kanchipuram .. you travel through the city and hence expect some jam.

Mahabalipuram itinerary

So now I will share the itinerary which I followed and the tourist places I visited along with the time I spent at each place. Hope this will be helpful.

Mahabalipuram tourist places Day 1 itinerary

We reached Mahabalipuram by 11.00 AM and went directly to shore temple. Remember all these monuents are ASI maintained and hence you need to take the ticket.. you can take the ticket there itself or online ( The link is at the end of this post ).

Once you reach shore temple, you will find a small parking on left hand side . We parked there, but there is actually a big parking on right hand side. I recomend you to use that.

We took around an hour to visit shore temple . Its quite impressive!
Then we came out and from left hand side the way leads to beach and then we spent some good 1 hr at the beach.

Don’t spend much time there now becuase you will come back in the evening.. That is what we did!

Please note that you would have taken a left towrds shore tempe . The place where you took left is bus stand and just behind bust stand is sthalasayana perumal temple and behind that are other monuments!

So bus stand is the center point from which all the places are near by!

So by 1.00 we left the shore temple beach and reached hotel by 1.15 and checked in.

So why went to shore temple first becuase it had adjacent beach and beach after long drive is very relaxing.

Noe that wherevever your hotel is, it will not take more than 30 mins to reach the hotel from shore temple.

Our hotel was near the bust stand . So we took some rest and by 2.30 were out for lunch.

Lots of places to eat near the bus stand.. there is VOK resturant, there is A2B and many others . We went to VOK and it was quite good.

We finished our lunch by 3.30 and walked down to bus stand.

I recommend that you leave your car in hotel and take a rickshwa or walk as all of these monuments are next to each other. Rickshaw generally charge Rs20 per person.

Just behind bus stand is the Sthala sayana perumal temple . It is one of the 108 divya desam temples . Very hsitoric and ancient temple and just behind this temple is other famous mahabalipuram rock cut monuments.

Now temple opens by 4.00 and remain open till 8.00 PM. So you can visit temple first and then other monuments are vice versa.

We actually waited for the temple to open and visited the temple first and after the darshan of the lord we moved to other monuments. So all together visited :

  • Stahlaysayana temple,
  • Krishna mandapa,
  • Arjuna penance,
  • butter ball ,
  • Five rathas,
  • Varaha cave temple,
  • Raya Gopram,
  • Triumrthi cave temple etc..

So total we took 3 hrs visiting the temple and the monuments.

By 7.00 , we walked down to shore temple and went to the beach.

We really liked the beach in the evening time. Very lively and we enjoyed some good time there. You will find lot of rush on the beach in the evening ..

We stayed there till 9.00 .. came back on the main road and had our dinner and went back to hotel!

Mahabalipuram tourist places Day 2 itinerary

On day 2 we got ready a bit early . Infact I went for an early morning walk and it was amazing. By 8.00 we were out.

First we went straight to A2B which is not very far from bust stop. Hardly a km towards ECR ( east coast road). We had quick breakfast and by 9.00 we started for tigers cave ..

From A2B to tigers cave is just 20 mins drive. We reached there by 9.25 or so and spent some 30 mins. Not much to see. But kids will like it.

We left tigers cave area by 10.00 and reached crocodile bank by 10.15. We took the ticket which is 100rs per person ( and for kids 12+ years ). You need atleast 1 hr there, but we stayed there for 2 hrs as we found it very interesting and impressive!

Have a look at the crocodile bank video!

So we left Crocodile bank by 12.00 and by 12.30 we reached Sea shell measuem.

Shell measuem is quite interesting. Nothing much to see though.

So we came out by 1.00 PM and again headed to A2B for lunch. While there are many other good resturants. But we choose A2B as we took thali there which was quick so we were able to complete out luch by maximum 2.30.

We had already checked out by 8.00AM so from here we directly went to Covelong beach.

We spent some good 2 hours there and by 4.30 PM we were on the road back to Bangalore.


So this was the 2 day itineary which we followed. Mahabalipuram is also fmaous for some good beach resorts so in case you want to spoend some good 3 / 4 days there you can book some good beach resorts there. It all depends on what you want to do there. But these are some mandatory places to visit in mahabalipuram !

Hope this 2 Day Mahabalipuram itinerary & list of places to visit in mahabalipuram was helpful!

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Top 5 malls in Bengaluru

Top 5 malls in Bengaluru : The city of Bengaluru is very trendy and growing up to be one of the most popular metro city.

With multiple shopping malls and busy streets, Bangalore is the first choice for any youngster. Below are the top 5 malls in Bangalore.

Many of you would already know about all the malls in Bangalore, but people planning to visit our city or people coming here new will find this post usefull.

Top 5 malls in Bangalore.

So, here am with a list of the top 5 malls in Bengaluru { according to me 🙂 }

1) Orion Mall

This mall is one of the most well built and perfectly planned malls.
It’s designed by a famous architectural firm in NY.

So this is number 1 in my list of Top 5 malls in Bengaluru.

For fun this place has PVR, Bowling nd massive gaming zone full of fun games and mind-blowing thrills.

Address: Third Floor, Orion Mall, 26/1, Address: Third Floor, Orion Mall, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Rd, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru-560055 (MAP)
Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM
Website: www.orionmalls.com

2) Phoenix Market City

Here’s what attracts me….it’s got italian and indian cuisines :D…ok so it’s got a wide range of shops and food courts too,……

This Mall also hold events like musical concerts , live shows, painting competitions, etc.

Address: Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura Bangalore -560048 (MAP)
Timing: Mon – Friday: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Website: www.phoenixmarketcity.com/bangalore

3) Mantri Square Malls

This mall is beautiful, honestly, it has a wide range of shops containg a variety of brands …

This mall is equipped with fun and games…and yeah it’s got Amoeba (a really cool gaming center)

But yep…there is a vey small flaw…PARKING ISSUES.

4) Bangalore VR

Personally one of my favs..VR bengaluru is located in Whitefield close to the Phoenix market city mall.

It’s one of the posh and well maintained malls in bangalore with almost all brands.Pvr is offering the imax

cinema halls in this malls, making it one more reason to visit this place.Hours Today: 10:00 AM – 10:30
PM

5) Bangalore Central Mall

The best part about this mall is that if you are going abroad and you have a thought of getting clothes…this mall is where you should land…it’s got PVR too.The prices are quite reasonable and people can enjoy an affordable shopping experience.
Address: Near, Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru – 560001 (MAP)

Timing:10:00 AM to 9:30 PM

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Rock cut cave temples of Mahabalipuram – Mahabalipuram monuments – UNESCO Heritage site

Famous for its beautifull carved and rock cute cave temples , Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram as it is popularly called, is a historically important and well-known tourist location situated on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal, which us n Tamil Nadu.

Once the abode of the famous demon king Mahabali, Mamallapuram is famous across the world as UNESCO world heritage site ..

Shore temple is once of the many amazing monuments we have in Mahabalipuram

All these monuments are UNSECO world heritage site And all these are maintained by ASI So in this video we will tell you about all those moments which make Mahabalipuram special and make it a world famous tourist destination..

\All these monuments are nearby.. You can consider the Mahabalipuram bus stand as the center point.. From there all the monument are at walking distance.

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Shore Temple Mahabalipuram and the legend of “Seven Pagodas”

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram and the legend of “Seven Pagodas” – Friends Mahabalipuram, a smal town 60Kms from Chennai is a very historical town. A town which finds its mention in almost all the travel books of the travellers of that time.

Mahabalipuram’s original name is Mamallapuram .


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And the Mamallapuram Shore Temple was built during the reign of Pallavan monarch Rajasimha/Narasimhavarman II, and it is the earliest significant structural temple in South India.

But do you know that in ancient times all the travellers refered to these temples as the ” Seven Pagodas of Mamallapuram :

Shore temple Mahabalipuram

Hiuen Tsang ( 7th century CE ) mentioned about this place and also mentioned that this city had a very big sea port.

Marco Polo in his travel diary mentioned about “Seven Pagodas of Mamallapuram ” a name which stuck to the cluster of the Shore temples among the European traders and cartographers as well. In 1375 me , in the Catalan Atlas Abraham Cresques also called this as the “Seven Pagodas”

So this menas that there must have been seven temples around this area.. but today we see ony one , what happed to others ?

People say that 2004 after tusnami water receeded by many kms and people noticed the remains of temples below sea level

Now how other temples got lost in the water, is a topic of research, but you can understand how grand these temples would have been that they find their mention in travel records of every travellers of that time.

So these temple would definitely had been a great attractin of those time and this shore temple is a great toursit attractino today Temple are architecture is just amazing ..

How to reach Shore temple Mahabaplipuram:

The temple is around 60Kms from Chennai and 350 Kms from Bangalore.

From Bangalore it takes aoround 7 to 8 hours to reach Mahabalipuram and the temple.

The roads are very good throughout with lots of food options on the way.


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Bangalore Palace – A must visit place in Bangalore

Bangalore Palace is a royal palace in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, built on land originally owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of Bangalore’s Central High School, now known as Central College.

He is credited with starting the palace’s construction.

Today Bangalore palace is under the ownership of the Mysore Royal Family.

Quick facts about Bangalore palace

Location Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Timings10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Entry Fee₹ 250 for Indians; ₹ 450 for foreigners
CameraDifferent rates for Video camera / Still Camera or any other recording device. Please check at the gate.
Nearest Metro StationSampige Road (on Green Line); Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, and Sir M Visveshwarya (on Purple Line)
Year of Establishment1874
Commissioned byWadiyar Dynasty
Architectural StyleTudor Revival style

Best Time to Visit Bangalore Palace :

You can visit Bangalore any time. Bangalore has one of the best weather in India and hence can be visited any time of the year.

You can visit Bangalore palace any time of the year.

Going in winter is better though as Bangalore weathe is very very pleasent during that time.

How reach Bangalore Palace?

In the centre of Bangalore’s metropolis, the Palace is located. It is in the Vasanth Nagar district, near Mount Carmel Institute of Management.

You can reach Bangalore palace by BMTC Buses 287, 287B, 287C, 287D, and 287E, which run from the central Bus terminal.

You can also book a private cab or take an auto rickshaw.

Bangalore Palace Architecture

The palace’s architecture is Tudor in style. Its 454-acre complex, which includes the garden, is the largest in the world.

The interior of the palace is decorated with themes, cornices, and wooden carvings. Many of the physical elements within were imported from the United Kingdom.

The coat of arms, a gift from the British to the Wadiyars, is painted in red and white on the wall. It is decorated with mythological elements and an exquisite flower design.

In the centre is Ganda Bherunda, a mythological two-headed eagle, while on the other side is a mythological animal with features of both the elephant and the lion’s heads, symbolising royalty and dominance.

The two-level granite castle’s fortified towers, turreted walls, palace gardens, ballroom, and other architectural aspects of Tudor and Scottish architecture are only a few of the palace’s eye-catching characteristics.

Tourists are greeted with Roman arches at the entrance. The roof is adorned with relief paintings, while the furniture inside the palace is influenced by Victorian, neo-classical, and Edwardian styles.

The palace features 35 rooms, as well as an open courtyard on the bottom floor with granite chairs and brilliant blue ceramic tiles.

The most important part of the Bangalore Palace is the Durbar Hall, which is located on the first floor. In the Hall, there is a massive elephant head.

On one side, it also contains stained glass windows that are influenced by Gothic architecture. Yellow is a prominent hue on the walls.

The hallway’s sofa set is the same colour as the rest of the space. A screen on the other end of the room separates the area where the women sat to view the assembly procedures from the rest of the room.

The Bangalore Palace houses many notable paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Among them is Raja Ravi Varma, India’s most famous painter. A large collection of images depicting many generations of the great Wadiyar Dynasty is another appealing feature of the palace.

These also provide insight into Bangalore’s evolution throughout time.
Everything in this room is designed in an arch-deco style.

Cool facts about Bangalore Palace

  • There are as many as 30,000 photos in the palace’s collection.
  • The Eddfest concert by Iron Maiden, which was held in the Palace Grounds in 2007, was one of the largest paying concerts ever held in India.
    • More than 38,000 people attended the concert, with another 4,000 watching from outside the venue’s perimeter without tickets.
  • In September 2011, Jay Sean, Flo Rida, and Ludacris played at the Champions League T20 opening ceremony at the Palace Grounds.
  • Metallica, a well-known American heavy metal band, played in the Palace Grounds on October 30, 2011.
    • It was their very first success in India. It also turned out to be the last music concert held on these grounds, as the state government no longer grants permission for such activities.

Attractions at the palace

There are many attractions at the palace which you will like and cherish. The following are some of the sights to see at Bangalore Palace:

  • The Durbar Hall and the Ballroom are must visit with in the palace.
  • The Palace Grounds are a wide open area that surrounds the palace and is a must visit
  • Inside the Palace Grounds is Fun World, an amusement park.

Top tourist places near Bangalore Palace

AttractionDistance from Bangalore Palace
Mary’s Basilica 2.8 Kms
Vidhana Soudha 2.8 Kms
Ulsoor Lake 4 Kms
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum 4.7 Kms
Cubbon Park 3.4 Kms
Venkatappa Art Gallery 4.6 Kms
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens 7.5 Kms
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium 2 Km
Commercial Street 4 Kms
National Gallery of Modern Art 1.9 Km
Sankey Tank 2.8 Kms
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace 8 Kms

Bangalore Palace, with its gorgeous architecture and grandeur, is one of the top locations to see in Bangalore.

The palace is not only a major tourist site in the area, but it is also a must-see for art aficionados, since it includes a number of notable artworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The palace’s large collection of Raja Ravi Varma’s masterpieces is another major draw. There are also photographs depicting the Wadiyar Dynasty’s various generations.

Bangalore Palace will send you back in time to a time when luxury was a way of life, thanks to its architecture and regal magnificence. Apart from this palace, Bangalore has a variety of other historical sites worth visiting. On your visit to the Garden City, make sure to see at least some of these attractions.

Frequently ask question

Is Bangalore Palace worth visiting?

The answer is yes, the Bangalore Palace is the Crown Jewel of Bangalore and is worth the visit. The humongous Bangalore Palace is an epitome of medieval British architecture from late 19th century.

Rev. Garrett, the first principal of Central High School, commissioned the Bangalore Palace in 1864. The building was finished in 1884. British officials who were in charge of Prince HH Chamaraja Wodeyar’s education brought the palace in 1873. This transaction was completed for INR 40000. It was then renovated to enhance its appearance. The interior was lavishly decorated with cornices and relief paintings on the ceilings, floral designs, and extensive wooden carvings. Lazarus and John Roberts provided furniture in the neo-classical, Edwardian, and Victorian styles. Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel, a horticulturist, took over the palace’s gardens

After 100 years, the royal family regained control of the palace to two companies. Chamundi Hotels Private Limited received 110 acres of the palace’s total 454 acres (including the ground), while Sri Venkateswara Real Estate Enterprises Private Limited received 344 acres. However, the act of granting possession to these companies remains a mystery because the companies were not incorporated until 1970, making it a fraudulent transaction for which Maharaja’s son Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar filed a civil suit.

During the period of this legal battle, Srikanta divided the land among his five sisters. Exhibitions, weddings, rock shows, tennis matches, cricket marches, and horse academies are all held here today. After winning the suit, the prince received his potion back, with the exception of 45 acres, which remained with the Chamaraju Party.

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Brindavan Gardens Mysore Pictures – a visual treat during day time!

Vrindavan Gardens Mysore Pictures – If living in Bangalore, you should have visited Mysore at some point of time. I have visited many a times. This weekend was no different. We planned for Mysore as usual.

This weekend something different happened. Vrindavan Gardens is famous for its light shows and hundreds of people visit it after evening. We visited it during day and this is what we see. It is a real treat to eyes!

Brindavan Gardens Mysore Pictures

So let us look at some pics – The garden just before the dam. How beautiful is this. Location to many movie shoots!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore – Another view of the gardens just before the dam.

The beautiful fountiain in the pictures…

This water body looks just amazing!

Fountains every where!

Hope you liked it!


Quick info on Brindavan Gardens

Brindavan Gardens lies around 12 Kms from Mysore and around 173 Kms from Bangalore. It is adjoining the Krishnarajasagara Dam which is built across the Kaveri river

Brindavan Gardens are one of the major attraction of Mysore city. It is actually in Srirangapattana which is just before Mysore. Srirangapattna itself is a very important tourist and religious destination.

This is one of the best maintained gardens I have seen and is visited by thousands of tourists everyday.

Light and sound show brindavan garden mysore

Genrally people visit this garden in the evening because it is famous for light and sound show. But when you visit the gardens in the evening you really miss out on some of the beautiful natural sights around the garden.

We visited in the day and the photos turned out to be amazing.

Hope you liked it as well!

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Yelagiri Hills – A perfect one day weekend trip from Bangalore

Yelagiri Hills : If you are looking for a one day or a 2 day weekend trip from Bangalore, Yelagiri Hills can be a v ery good option for a one day trip with family and friends.

Today I will share my 1 day itinerary from bangalore to Yelagiri Hills.

Yelagiri Hills is a small hill station in Tamil Nadu and is on Bangalore Chennai route. It is not very far from Bangalore and is approximately 130 to 140 Kms from Bangalore and can be covered in a single day.

If you have more than one day in hand then this can difinitely be a very relaxing trip.

However if you are travelling from chennai, then this will definitely need a 2 days of time.

So quick facts before you start

  1. Distance
    • From Bangalore = Approx 140 Kms , Time taken 2 to 3 hours one way
    • Distance from Chennai = Approx 230 Kms, TIme taken 5 to 7 hours one way
  2. Road Condition : Very good throughout. Both from Bangalore and Chennai.
  3. Food: Many options on the way and also in Yelagiri
  4. Time needed for Visit: Minimum 1 day. 2 would be better.
  5. What you can do: Sight seeing / Nature
  6. Transportation with in City: Mostly taxis or autorikshaw.  Or your own vehicle if you are comfortable driving over the hills. Not very steep climbs as such

Must visit places on Yelagiri Hills

From my perspective these are 5 must visit places in Yelagiri

#1 Nature Park

This is a beautiful park. Quite big one. If you have visited Kodaikonal or ooty you would have seen botanical gardens. this is something similar to that.

so you are going to like that. If you have parents and other elderly people travelling with you, they will definitely enjoy this place a lot.

And kids like it too as this has lot of place for them to run and roll. This is a must visit place.

#2 Moksha Temple and Nilavoor Lake

This is another good spot. The temple is just next to the lake so both can be covered together. You can sepnd some good time around the lake.

Visit the temple first and then spend some 1 to 2 around aroud the lake. A nice experience it will be.

#3 Murgan Temple

Then you can head to Murgan temple. This is one of the most popular temples in Yelagiri Hills. Situated on a small hill top this temple offers a nice view of the city.

Dedicated to lord Murgan, the temple is a must visit if you are in Yelagiri.

#4 Funedra Park

If you love birds and if you are travelling with kids, this is a must visit place.

Birds are not caged and they really come near you. You can feed the birds. Wonderfull place.

#5 Yelagiri Lake ( also called as Puganoor Lake )

And this is last in my list of must visit places in Yelagiri. This is a beautiful lake and have boating options.

Next to the lake there are some rides which kids can enjoy a lot and also around the lake there are lot of shopping options where you can buy some locally made choclates, spices, honey etc.

And if you love fish there are hotels around where you can get some good fish dishes.

Then there are some other places as well which you can visit if you have more time in hand.

Yelagiri Hills video

In a hurry. May be this video will be helpful

In the video you will find:

  • Must visit places in Yelagiri
  • Tips on the route to yelagiri
  • Nature park
  • Moksha Temple & Nilavoor Lake
  • Fundera Park
  • Murgan Temple
  • Yelagiri Lake
  • And other places to see in yelagiri if you have more than a day in hand

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SRS Hills – Q Mango Forest Resort – Lake & Mango Forest – A perfect one day trip from Bangalore

SRS Hills which is around 70Kms from Bangalore is a nice one day trip which you can do with family and friends.

If you live in Bangalore SRS Hills is one of places you should give it a try as a one day weekend trips which you can enjoy with family and friends.

One of the lesser known places around bangalore, SRS Hills is an important pilgrimage center of the region.

Also called as Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Betta hills. Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Betta hills is famed for its arduous rock climbing spots and Siddheshwar temple.

On the entire hill, there are three temples namely Sri Revana Siddeshwara temple, Bheemeshwara and Renukamba temple that offer tranquil environs to the devotees.

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A one day Trip to Bannerghatta – Temple, Trekking and Zoo – Lots to see

If you live in Bangalore, you must have heard of Bannerghatta National Park. One of the best places for kids! It is a very good and wonderful place to visit over the weekend with family and friends.

But do you know that there are 3 other places which are of immesne religious importance but also offer a nice treakking options which kids can enjoy as well.

What else it also offers you to see a very small but a pre-historic spot.

Let me take you to a one day trip to Banerghatta. This detailed itineary will make your weekend worth a visit to Bannerghatta.

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So let me tell you what I am talking about and what you will see in Bannerghatta.

1) A visit to Champak Dham Swamy temple
2) A climb to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple
3) A trek to Suvarnamukhi Temple
4) Visit to Baneghatta Zoo and Safari

So the day will start from

  • a visit to Shri Champak Dham Swamy temple.
  • Then you will climb to visit Shri Narashimha Swamy temple and
  • then you will trek to SuvarnaMukhi Temple & Kalyani
  • and then back to Zoo and Safari

Banerghatta is not very far from Bangalaore city, but depends on where you live.

One Day Trip to Bannerghatta – itinerary

My recommendation as always is to start early, but in this case you can leave by 7.00 AM but earlier is better ..

So start by 7.00 , and any part of bangalore you live, you will not take more than an hour to reach the the first spot and that is champak dham swamy temple

So by 8.00 you reach champak dham swamy temple, you can put champak dham sway devasthan or the google map.

You need 30 mins to visit this temple.

Note that this temple ws established by Janmajeya who was the great gradson of Pandavaas . So you see how old this temple is.

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu this temple is a must visit.

It is said that the story of Janmajeya getting rid of Sarp Dosha is associated with this place and Janmajeya established the shivalinga here after getting rid of srpadpsha.

So as soon you come out of main temple on the left hand side of the temple premises you will find a gate or you come out of main gate of the temple, you will see a way goig up on the left hand side.

This will lead you to our next stop and that is Shri Narashimha Swamy temple
So you need to climb arounud 150 to 200 steps not very steep, you can easyly climn and the will need around 20 to 30 mins for that.

So by 8.30 if you start by 9.00 you will reach there. The temple at tjhe top of hill is Lord Narashimha temple.

You just need 15 mins here. Take lords blessing and then come out and enjoy the view of the city from the top s you can see.

By 9.15 you start trekkiing for Suvarana Kalyani and anjaneya temple.

Now this is interesting part. It arond 2 Kms, you will see a kacha road going down from behind the Lord Narashimha temple.

Take that road, follow the electirc poles. It goes via jungle and hence recommended to go early, dont keep this for eveing so stick to my this itenary. it is going to be a nice experience. will take around 30 mins.

On the way you will see a white maze ind of structure .. this is said to be pre-historic.
So you are seeing something which was made thousand of years ago
You will also see a DOlmen which is again preshotoric.


Now people just cross this as go, but if you know abput it, then you wil definitely appreciae it.
Any way keep walking and around 500 meter froim this prehsitoric structure you will see the Suvarna kalyani.


so reach there by 9.45 and you can spend around an hour here. there is anjaneya temple and devi temple and few other old temples. But the kalyana or the pond is of great significance.

This is the pond where janmejaya, the grand son of [andavas took bath and got rid of sarpadosha and also got a golden body it is said that he established the shivinga at the champak dham swamy after that it is also said thet the pond water has medicinal properties and can cure many skin deseases.

You will see people bathing in the pond.
Another interesrig fact is that the ponds surface, rock at the bottom, is engraved with the image of Lord Hanuman , once a year this pond is emptied and lord is worshipped and then the pond is again filled with water.

The Pushkarini, Kalyani or pond is emptied once an year so that the

So this is a great palce to visit . Spend some 1 hr here and by 10.45 start back by 11.45 reach the champak dham swamy parking lot and you can start for annerghatta national park and Zoo.

It takes ahrdly 10 mins to reach there . so reach zoo by 12..00 PM

Spend some 3 to 4 hours at the zoo and then return back to bangalore.
Do not forget to visit the butterfly park and Lion Safari.

Remember , Loin safari tickets are closed by 3.00 PM so you can plan for lion safari first, then come back and enjoy a stroll in the zoo.

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