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Travel Guide of Karnataka
 
   
History of Karnataka
 
   
The pre-historic culture of Karnataka, the hand-axe culture, compares favourable with the one that existed in Africa and is quite distinct from the pre-historic culture of North India. The early inhabitants of Karnataka knew the use of iron far earlier than the North, and iron weapons, dating back to 1200 B.C have found at Hallur in Dhaward district.
   
Important toursit attraction in Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha

One of the most prominent landmarks of the city, is a magnificent granite structure housing both the Legislative Chambers of the State Government. This building is standing tribute to the Indian Temple architecture and the Pride of Bangalore.

Lalbagh

The exotic gardens, laid out by Hyder Ali in 1760, span an area of 240 acres in the heart of Bangalore, is amongst India’s most beautiful otanical parks. This holds the key to major contribution in maintaining the City’s healthy environment for generations.

Palace of Tipu Sultan

Palace of the "Tiger of Mysore" - TIPU SULTAN is one of the most remarkable Islamic buildings in the city, this two storeyed ornate wooden palace has been converted into a museum and is a mine of information about the glorious period of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.

Bull Temple

The Bull Temple is famous for the myth it carries and an awesome monolithic deity of Nandi, the celestial bull, carved out in the typical Dravidian style of architecture. The sheer size of the monumental structure measuring 4.57 metres in height and 6.10 metres in length, is breathtakingly real.

Museum

Museum is a tribute to the person who saw and appreciated the creativity in nature, Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah, one of the architects of modern India. It contains diverse information on the contribution of science and technology to human welfare and industrial development.

Ulsoor Lake

This lake being one of the eight lakes built by Kempe Gowda around then Bangalore is spread over an area of 1.5 sq.km. Dotted with picturesque tiny islands, it provides a welcome break from busy sightseeing and shopping. One can take boat rides or just watch the cool ripples of the exotic lake

Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium

A Government of Karnataka undertaking is set up for the benefit of Art Lovers, is a shopper’s paradise, this emporium houses exquisite handicraft items in rosewood, sandalwood, wood-inlay, lacquerware and bidriware.

How to Reach There

Airport: The nearest airport is Bangalore,
Rail: Bangalore has a railway station and is well connected by rail with major cities like Bombay, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and many more.
Road: Bangalore is connected by road to all the important cities of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Andraha Pardesh.

When to visit

The climate in Bangalore is salubrious throughout the year.
   
Bangalore international Airport
Bangalore international Airport, known as 'HAL Airport' is situated on Airport Road and well within the city- about 6 kms from MG Road -the city centre. A busy Airport with over 70 international and domestic flight landings everyday, this airport is divided into two terminals.
   
Bangalore City Junction
Bangalore City Junction is one of the most important stations in the South Zone, and it is served by both the Southern Railways and the South Western Railways, as well as the Konkan Railway. The main station in Bangalore, it offers both meter gauge and broad gauge rail services and is situated in the city center (Majestic Area).
   

Falls

Jog falls
Formed by the river Sharavati, the grandeur of the 253m high falls is best appreciated by a tour during and after the monsoon.

Udupi
Udipi is one of the south India's most important Hindu centres and the seat of Dwaita, system of Hindu philosophyits delicious cuisine and Udupi restaurants.

Hubli
This center of the Indian textile industry is situated 420 kms from Bangalore. It is also a major junction for Mumbai, Bangalore and Goa.

Karnataka Map


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