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11 Best Weekend Getaways Within 200kms from Bengaluru

Bangalore, the IT capital of India, is a bustling metropolis with a lot to offer its residents. However, sometimes you just need to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. If you're looking for a weekend getaway from Bangalore, there are plenty of great options within a 200km radius. Here are 11 of the best weekend getaways from Bangalore: Nandi Hills Nandi Hills is a popular weekend getaway destination located just 30km from Bangalore. The hills offer stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside. There are several temples and shrines on the hills, as well as a number of hiking trails. Kanakapura Kanakapura is a town located in the Mandya district of Karnataka. The town is known for its lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls. There are also a number of temples and historical monuments in Kanakapura. Skandagiri Skandagiri is a hill located in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. The hill is home to a number of temples and shrines, as well as a number of hiking tr

Jawaharlal Nehru: The Visionary Architect of Modern India

Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian nationalist leader and statesman who became the first prime minister of independent India in 1947. He was born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad. Nehru was a key figure in the Indian independence movement, working alongside Mahatma Gandhi. During the struggle, he spent over 10 years in jail and led several protest marches.  Nehru promoted parliamentary democracy, secularism, and science and technology during the 1950s, powerfully influencing India's arc as a modern nation. In international affairs, he successfully maintained India's neutrality throughout the Cold War. Against the background of the Cold War, Nehru developed a policy of 'positive neutrality' for India. He became one of the key spokesmen for the non-aligned countries of Africa and Asia, many of which were former colonies that wanted to avoid dependence on any major power. Nehru authored several books including "The Discovery of India" which is an account of India&#

India's New Parliament Building: A Symbol of Democracy and Heritage

On May 28, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's new parliament building, a landmark project that aims to showcase the country's democratic values and cultural diversity. The new building will soon be the seat of the highest legislative body of the largest democracy in the world, replacing the current colonial-era structure that has been in use since 1927. What is the new parliament building? The new parliament building is a triangular-shaped structure that covers an area of 64,500 square meters and can accommodate up to 1,272 members of parliament. It has been designed by renowned architect Bimal Patel, who drew inspiration from India's ancient and modern architectural styles. The building features a central dome that is 75 meters in diameter and 45 meters in height, surrounded by 12 smaller domes that represent the 12 zodiac signs. The building also has four large entrances that symbolize the four directions and four pillars that represent the four Ve

Murud Janjira Fort: The Unconquered Fort Near Murud

If you are looking for a historical and adventurous destination near Mumbai or Pune, you should definitely visit Janjira Fort, also known as the unconquered fort. Janjira Fort is a majestic fortification located on an island in the Arabian Sea, near the coastal town of Murud in Maharashtra. It is one of the most impressive and unique forts in India, as it has never been conquered by any enemy in its history. Janjira Fort was built by the Sidis, a community of African origin who came to India as slaves and soldiers and rose to prominence as naval commanders and rulers. The fort was originally a small wooden structure built by the local fishermen to protect themselves from pirates. The Sidis captured it in the late 15th century and expanded it into a massive stone fortress with 19 bastions, several cannons, palaces, mosques, and water tanks. Janjira Fort: The Unconquered Fort Near Murud Janjira Fort was a strategic naval base that controlled the trade routes between India and Africa, Eur

Muninagara Dam: A Hidden Gem and a beautiful weekend Getaway Near Bangalore

If you are looking for a peaceful and scenic getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore, Muninagara Dam might be the perfect place for you. Muninagara Dam is a small reservoir in the Ragihalli forest, part of the Bannerghatta National Park. It is surrounded by hills, forests, and fields, and offers a stunning view of the water and the sky. With its breathtaking surroundings, the Muninagara Dam is a true gem, blessed with the presence of the Muninagar trail, a serene forest camp, and the Muninagara Mahadeshwara temple. Let's embark on a virtual journey to this enchanting place and uncover its irresistible allure. Muninagara Dam is not very popular among tourists, which makes it an ideal spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. You can enjoy a picnic by the lake, hike along the dam, explore the nearby Muninagara Mahadeshwara temple, or take the Muninagara trail that leads to a forest camp. You can also spot some wildlife like deer, monkeys, and birds in the area. Muninagara

Siddaramaiah: The Man Who Transformed Karnataka

Siddaramaiah is a man of many firsts. He was the first Chief Minister of Karnataka to serve a full five-year term in 40 years, and the second in the history of the southern state after Devaraj Urs. He is also the first graduate of his village, and the first person from his community to become Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah was born into a farming family in Siddaramanahundi, a village around 20 kilometres from Mysore. As a young boy, he was more interested in his father's cattle and fields than in education. However, his father encouraged him to pursue education, and Siddaramaiah eventually went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Mysore University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Karnataka State Law University. Karnataka CM - Siddaramaiah After completing his law education, Siddaramaiah worked as a junior under a lawyer in Mysore. He also taught part-time at a local law college. In 1978, he was elected to the Mysore Taluka Board, and he later served as a Member of the Karn

Explore the Aquatic Wonderland: 5 most popular Water Sports & Amusement Parks in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, is not just known for its thriving IT industry but also offers a plethora of recreational activities to its residents and visitors. With its pleasant weather and an abundance of natural beauty, the city has become a hub for water sports and amusement parks. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey through the top water sports and amusement parks in Bengaluru, highlighting their locations and the exciting activities they offer. If you are looking for some thrilling and refreshing ways to beat the heat and enjoy with your family and friends, you should definitely check out the water sports & amusement parks in Bengaluru. These parks offer a variety of rides, slides, pools, games and attractions that cater to all age groups and preferences. Whether you want to experience adrenaline-pumping adventures, relax in a lazy river, or explore a fantasy world, you will find something to suit your mood and taste in these parks. Here is a list of s

10 Offbeat Hill Stations Near Bengaluru Worth Exploring For An Unforgettable Summer Trip

Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, is a bustling city with a fast-paced lifestyle and a population of over 12 million people. However, when the scorching summer heat takes its toll, escaping to a serene hill station becomes a tempting idea. While there are popular hill stations near Bengaluru, such as Ooty and Coorg, this blog post will highlight ten offbeat hill stations that offer a unique and unforgettable experience for your summer getaway. From lush green landscapes to breathtaking views, these hidden gems are waiting to be explored. 1. Yercaud Located in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a charming hill station just a few hours' drive from Bengaluru. Known as the "Jewel of the South," Yercaud offers a pleasant climate throughout the year. The hill station is adorned with coffee plantations, orange groves, and spice gardens. Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, and Lady's Seat are some of the popular attractions here. Enjoy boating on the lak

Odisha's Most Iconic Festivals: Celebrating the State's Colorful Culture and Traditions

Odisha is a state in eastern India that is known for its rich culture and traditions. The state is home to a number of iconic festivals that celebrate the state's diverse culture and heritage. Some of the most iconic festivals of Odisha include: Ratha Yatra:  Ratha Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is one of the most important festivals in Odisha. It is celebrated every year in the month of June to mark the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra from the Jagannath Temple in Puri to the Gundicha Temple. The festival is a major tourist attraction and draws millions of devotees from all over the world. Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha Durga Puja:  Durga Puja is one of the most popular festivals in India and is celebrated with great fervour in Odisha. The festival is a ten-day celebration that commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Durga Puja is a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the goddess

Balda Cave, Koraput, Odisha: A Hidden Gem to Explore

Balda Cave is a natural wonder in the Koraput district of Odisha, India. The cave is situated in the Eastern Ghats, a mountain range known for its stunning landscapes and varied wildlife. Balda Cave is a popular tourist destination, and it is easy to see why. The cave is home to a variety of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as a number of natural pools. The cave is also home to a number of rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Balda Cave is a great place to explore for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The cave is accessible by a short hike, and the views from the top are breathtaking. The cave is also a great place to go for a swim, and the natural pools are refreshing and cool. View this post on Instagram A post shared by krishna kumari pati (@_krishna_kkp_) If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, then Balda Cave is the perfect place for you. The cave is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered by tourists. Here are

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