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About Bannerghata National Park

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Bannerghata National park is a rich zoological reserve on the outskirts of Bangalore city. It hosts a variety of animals from Tigers to Peacocks. It also has a Zoo and a Butterfly park. The zoo has a rich variety of reptiles and birds. The zoo remains closed on all Tuesdays. The Butterfly park is a recent innovation which hosts about 20 different species of butterflies. This park gives many information regarding butterflies. This park has artificially maintained climate.

About Savandurga

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Savandurga is a huge monolith standing 1226m above the sea level. It is situated near to Magadi town and the remains of the fort built by Kempegowda can be found atop the rock. There are two rock hills named Karigudda and Biligudda with a pond near by. From the top the Akravati river can be seen. The hill directly behind the lake is easily trekkable and has a perennial lotus pond in it.

About Nandi Hills

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Nandi hills is a popular hangout for Bangalooreans. It is a hill 1478m above sea level. The attractions here include a garden maintained by Horticultural department, Tipu's drop from where Tipu used to kill his prisoners and a temple with a thousand year old nandi statue. On the way to the hills there are sunflower gardens and wine yards.

About Devarayanadurga

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The main attraction of Devarayanadurga is the Yoganarasimha Temple. There is road till the hill top and the view of the plains from here is awesome. There is a series of hills known as Devarayan Durga Hills ( DD hills ) near by which are easily trekkable like Ramadevarabetta.

About Skandagiri / Kandavarahalli Betta / Kalwarahalli Betta

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Skandagiri is a hill near the Chickballapur town in Karnataka. Skandagiri is famous for night trekking. Trekkers start the climb by 2am on full moon nights and reach the peak dn witness the sunrise. Skandagiri became famous for "walking above the clouds". This is due to spectacular views above Skandagiri hill during the dawn especially during the months of November to February. There is a small temple atop Skandagiri.

About Mekedatu

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Mekedatu means Goat's Leap in Kannada. Here the Cauvery river jumps in to deep narrow gorge over which even a goat can leap. One can drive only up to Cauvery Akravati Sangama. After this you can cross the river in coracle ( circular boats ) or by walking if the water level is low. From here Mekedatu is 4km downstream. There is only one bus available at the other end which can take you till Mekedatu. The rocks at Mekedatu get slippery during monsoon. Chunchi Falls is also very nearby for which you have to turn before reaching Sangama.

About Muthathi

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Muthathi is a village on the banks of Cauvery river. The Cauvery river flows through a series of rocks at Muthathi. The village is sourrounded by hills. There are coracles available to cross the river. On the other side of the river there is vast stretch of interconnected streams through trees and sand. To trek in Muthathi one has to get the permission from Forest Department. It is dangerous to swim in the waters at Muthathi. There are reported cases of death at the place.

About Lepakshi

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Lepakshi lies in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Lepakshi is home to the Veerabhadra temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Veerabhadra. There are also two other shrines at Lepakshi dedicated to Hindu Dieties Vishnu and Shiva. The Veerabhadra temple was built by Virupanna the Treasurer of Vijayanagara Kings. The Veerabhadra temple has excellant sculptures and paintings dating back to Vijayanagara empire. Near to the temple there is a big sculpture of Nandi Bull made out of granite.

About Shivanasamudra

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Shivanasamudra is an island town where the Cauvery river splits itself in to two parts and drops over a cliff and joins again. The two falls are known by the names Gaganachukki and Barachukki. The remains of some ancient temples can be found in this island town.

About Talakadu

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Talakadu is a land which according to legend was cursed to be buried in sand. Here we find about 30 temples submerged in sand. The Cauvery river makes a sharp turn here. Every 12 years a fair is conducted here called Panchalinga Darshana in honour of the five shiva temples.

About Melukote

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Melukote is also called as Thirunarayanapuram. It lies in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is a set of rocky hills known as Yadavagiri. The place has a big temple named Yoganarasimha temple with a large pond called as Kalyani.

About Srirangapatana

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Srinrangapatana served as the Political capital of Mysore kingdom under the leadership of Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan chose Srirangapatanam as his capital since it was an island in the Cauvery river. The Cauvery river splits in two and joins back again creating the island town of Srirangapatana. The major attractions here are Cauvery Sangama , Gombaz, Sriranganatha temple and Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. The remains of Tipu's constructions can be seen throughout the town and its surroundings.

About Mysore

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Mysore is the city of palaces. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore under the Wodeyars. The name Mysore came by anglicising Mahishuru which refered to the killing of Mahishashuran by Chamundeshwari Devi according to Hindu mythology. The mightiest attraction of Mysore is the Mysore palace built by Wodeyars during 1912. The other attractions at Mysore are Mysore zoo, Karanji lake , Chamundi hills, St Philominas Church, Brindavan gardens and Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. Srirangapatana the political capital of Tipu Sultan is only 14km from Mysore and has many tourist attractions.

About Hogenakkal

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Hogenakkel is a waterfall on the Cauvery river lying in Tamil Nadu. The name means smoky rocks in kannada. It is a mighty gorge in to which the Cauvery river jumps in to on its way from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Here you can go in circular basket boats(coracle) to go in to the river and the various falls. You can also get freshly fired fish and get your body massaged.

About Shravanabelagola

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Shravanabelagola is a Jain piligrim centre. The town of Shravanabelagola is situated between two hills known as Vindyagiri( also known as Indragiri) and Chandragiri. The star attraction at Shravanabelagola is a large monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara Bahubali in the Vindyagiri hill. It is approximately 17.4m high and has inscriptions on its base in Kannada, Tamil and Marathi. Every 12th year a Mahamastakabhisheka is held in which the whole statue of Lord Bahubali will be anointed with milk, ghee, gold coins etc. There are Jain Basadis on both the hills with many inscriptions dating back to 600 AD. There is a big pond between the two hills.

About Nanjangudu

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Nanjangud is a temple town situated on the banks of Kapila river and is famous for the Nanjundeshwara temple. The temple occupies a large area and becomes crowded twice a year during the two festivals Chikka jatre and Dodda Jatre.
 

About Horsley Hills

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Horsley Hills is a hill station lying in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Lying at an altitude of 1260m above sea level, Horsley Hills has a dense vegetation with trees like Sampangi, Sandalwood, Gulmohar, Eucalyptus, Amla, Allamanda etc. There is a 150 year old Eucalyptus tree called by the name Kalyani. There is park and a small zoo maintained by Forest Department at Horsley Hills. There are excellant view points at various locations at Horsley Hills. Lying in the Eastern ghats, Horsley Hills are sourrounded by scrub forest and is excellant for trekking.

About BR Hills

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BR Hills Wildlife Sactuary is unique ecological bridge which connects Eastern ghats and Western ghats. It lies in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka and shares border with Tamil Nadu. The highest hill in the sancturay is Kattari betta. The famous bandit Veerappan used this forest as his hiding place. The forest is contigous with Sathyamangalam forests in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. The Sanctuary hosts a variety of wild animals with tigers being the prime attraction. Visiting the sanctuary during dawn will be a unique experience.
 

About Bandipur National Park

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Bandipur National Park belongs to Niligiri Biosphere reserve and is famous for Tigers. It is an important wildlife sanctuary in the Project Tiger initiative. It hosts a wide variety of animals especially elephants and deers which can be easily sighted. The park is surrounded with other wildlife sanctuaries namely Mudumalai WLS in Tamil Nadu , Nagarhole WLS in Karnataka and Muthanga WLS in Kerala. A famous trekking spot inside the sanctuary is Himavad Gopalaswamybetta. There exist a small road till the top of the mountain. The park is on the way from Mysore to Ooty and on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

About Chitradurga

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Chitradurga is the district capital of Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The town is famous for a massive fort built in various stages from the 10th to the 18th century. The fort has seven concentric walls and encloses seven hills. The fort structure has a series of interconnecting tanks which forms a rain water harvesting system. Inside the fort there are about 19 Hindu temples and a Muslim Masjid. The Hidimbeshwara temple is the largest among the temples. Other structures in the fort include warehouses , storehouses and granaries. Most of the structures of the fort are well preserved even today. The fort complex is also called as Kallina kote ( Fort of Stone) and Ukkina Kote ( Fort of Steel). Several stretches of the fort wall was built without using any cementing material. The fort complex spans an area of 1500acres in total.

About Thiruvannamalai

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Thiruvannamalai city is the district capital of Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvannamalai city hosts the Annamalaiyar Temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The temple complex is 24acre in area and has four large Gopuram entrances. Every full moon day special rites are conducted in the temple which draws a lot of devotees. The Annamalai hill forms the background of the temple. The Annamalai hill is 487m high and there is walkable trial from the base to the hill top.

About Halebidu

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Halebidu was the capital of Hoysala kings during the 12th century. Like in Belur , the earlier capital the Hoysala king built a marvellous temple complex in Halebidu also. The temple complex has a big lake , two Hindu temples and two Jain Basadis. The Hindu temples are Hoysaleshwara temple and Kedareshwara temple. Halebidu means "ruined city ".

About MM Hills

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Malai Mahadeswara Hills is a temple town in the Chamarajanagara distirict of Karnataka. The heart of the town is the temple dedicated to Lord Sri Mahadeshwara an incarnation of Lord Shiva. People from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu come here seeking blessings of Lord Mahadeswara during the major Hindu religious festivals. The temple runs a website which gives more info. MM Hills is sourrounded by forest belonging to the Eastern Ghats which is contigous with the BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Through this forest region the Cauvery river silently flows from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu.
 

About Yercaud

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Yercaud is also known as Poor Mans Ooty. The hill station is in the Servarayan hills in the Eastern Ghats near to Salem in Tamil Nadu. The major attractions here are Yercaud Lake , Kiliyur waterfall , Ladies seat view point, Pagoda point, Mont Fort School and Servarayan Temple. The Yercaud Lake has boating facility and has a small park near by. The park has few animals and birds also. Kiliyur waterfall is 4km away from the Yearcaud Lake. The waterfall lies deep in the valley and there is 700m steep descent involved to get to the falls after the road. The Ladies seat view point is a excellent view point with a view of the plains. Near to the view point there is a Government run botanical garden. Ladies seat view point is 3km from the Yercaud Lake. Pagoda point is another view point 4km away from Yercaud Lake. At the view point there are foru pagodas. The Mont Fort school lies 3km away from the Yercaud Lake and is near the bus stand. The school was constructed in European style back in 1917. This Residential School is run by Montfort Brothers. The Servarayan Temple is 4km away from Yercaud Lake. Yercaud has a lot of estates of Coffee and Pears.

About Nagarahole National Park

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The Nagarahole National Park lies in Mysore and Kodagu districts of Karnataka. It was once the hunting grounds of Mysore kings. The park is separated from Bandipur National Park by the Kabini reservoir. The forests of Nagarahole are home to Tiger, Bison, Elephants etc. Nagarahole National Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. It comes under the Project Tiger scheme. Inside the park coracle boat riding facility is available in the Kabini river.
 

About Chickamagaluru

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Chickamagalur is the district capital of Chickamaglur district of Karnataka. Literal transalation of the name in kannada means "The young daughters place ". The district is renowned for its coffee cultivation, beautiful hills, ghat roads and wildlife. The Gandhi park in the heart of the city and Hiremagalur temple about 4km from the city are the major attractions here. Other tourist attractions in the district include Bababudangiri , Bhadra WLS, Kemmanagundi , Kuduremukha , Mullayanagiri and Sringeri. Belur in Hassan district is only 20km away from the city.

About Edakkal Caves

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Edakkal Caves is a series of three caves located 1000m above above sea level in the Ambukuthi mala of Wayanad district of Kerala. The caves have the rock paintings which are believed to be drawn by people from neolithic age (roughly 8000 BC). The cave paintings decipt the tribal chiefs, animals, the tribal queen etc. Edakkal in Malayalam refers to the stone in between. This name comes from the fact that these caves are actually a fissure formed in the rocks. Over this fissure another big rock have fallen forming a roof. From the caves one can also trek to the top of Ambukuthi mala. The view from the peak is fantastic. From the peak the three states of Karnataka , Kerala and Tamil Nadu can be seen. The trek path is a steep and becomes dangerous if it rains.

About Madikeri / Mercara / Coorg / Kodagu

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Madikeri is the district capital of Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is a hill station in the western ghats. The people in the entire Coorg District are called Kodavas and they have their own distinct traditions. Their traditional dressing styles, festivals etc are all very different from other parts of india. They have a native language of their own called as kodava takk. The Madikeri city has many attractions like Madikeri fort , Rajah seat, Omkareshwara temple and Gandhi Mantapa. Abbey falls is a waterfall very near to Madikeri. In the kodagu district there are many other attractions like Bylakuppe , Cauvery Nisargadhama , Tadiyandamol , Bhrahmagiri, Iruppu Falls etc.
 

About Tirumala - Tirupati

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Tirupati is a temple town located in Chitoor district of Andra Pradesh. The series of seven hills near to Tirupati namely Garudadri, Vrushabadri, Anjanadri, Neeladri, Venkatadri, Simhadri and Seshadri are called the Tirumala Hills. The Tirumala Hills is the abode of Lord Sri Venketeshwara an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Tirumala Lord Venketeshwara temple is most visited and richest Hindu temple in the world. People from Andra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu arrive at Tirumala Temple seeking the blessings of Lord Venketeshwara throughout the year. Tirumala hills offers a nature lover with memorable glimpses of nature. A sacred waterfalls named Kapila Theertham is on the foot hills and 3km away from Tirupati.
 

About Talacauvery

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Talacauvery is the origin of the Cauvery river situated in the Brahmagiri Hill range of Kodagu district. The pond atop the hill is considered to be the origin of the Cauvery river and has water throughout the year. During Tulam Sankrama special rites are conducted in the temple adjoining the pond which attracts many devotees. Beside the temple there is a series of 356 steps which lead to the peak, from here the hills can be viewed.

About Kumara Parvata / Pushpagiri

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Kumara parvata is a mountain lying in the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts of Karanataka. Kumara Parvata is 1712m heigh. Kumara Parvata is a trekkers paradise. The mountain lies inside the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountain can be approached from either Kukke Subramanya town in Dakshina Kannada district or from Somwarpet town in Kodagu district. The trek distance is 14km from Kukke Subramanya. The path from Kukke Subramanya initially passes through thick vegetation which is home to several species of poisonous snakes. The trail further advances to a farmland managed by Narayana Bhatt. Most of the trekkers use Bhattara Mane(Narayana Bhatt's house) for night halt.

About Wayanad

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Wayanad literally means land of paddy fields in Malayalam. Wayanad is the only district of Kerala lying in Deccan plateau. Apart from paddy fields Wayanad has vast tea estates and cardamom plantations. It is known as the land of spicy hills. Tourist attractions are Edakkal caves , Kuruva islands , Thirunelly temple, Lakkidi view point, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, Chembra peak, Pookot Lake , Banasurasagar dam, Soochipara waterfalls and all the tea estates on the road sides. Kalpetta is the district capital.
 

About Kancheepuram

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Kancheepuram town is the district capital of Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. Kancheepuram is historically an important city. Many South Indian kindoms have held Kancheepuram as their capital city including the Cholas and Pallavas. Kancheepuram is a place known for temples and silk sarees. Located on the banks of Palar river, Kancheepuram hosts almost 126 temples majority of which are either dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva or to Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. Some famous temples among the 126 are Sri Ekambareswara Temple, Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple, Sri Kamakshiamman Temple, Sri Ulagalandar Temple, Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple and Kailasnatha Temple. Sri Ekambareswara Temple is the most famous Shiva temple at Kancheepuram.
 

About Ooty / Udhagamandalam / Ootacamud / Udagai

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Ooty is an internationally famous hill station located in Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. The hill station resides in Nilgiri mountains and has its averege temperature much lower than the places around it. Ooty floods with tourists during summer month of May during which the annual flower show is conducted. Coonoor , Gudallur and Kotagiri are towns near to Ooty with many local attractions. The local attractions at Ooty include the botanical garden, lake , rose garden, Pykara falls and Dodabetta. The Bandipur NP and Mudumalai WLS are on the Ooty - Mysore road and one hour drive from Ooty. Black Thunder an amusement park in Mettupalayam is a well known adventurous hangout.
 

About Coorg Tourism

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Coorg is an administrative district located in the southern state of Karnataka. It is also known as Kodagu and covers an area of 4,102 sq km in the region covered by the Western Ghats. To its north-west lies Dakshina Kannada, in the north is Hassan district, to its east is Mysore, and Kannur district of Kerala is located at its south-western border. The headquarters of Coorg district is Madikeri.

About Kukke Subrahmanya Tourism

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Kukke Subrahmanya is a village town located in the Sullia Taluk of southern Karnataka. The village is situated on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. Kukke Subrahmanya is popular destination of religious importance with several temples located in the region dedicated to different gods. The main temple located here is of Subrahmanya that is dedicated to the Snake God Vasuki and Lord Subrahmanya.

About Dharmasthala Tourism

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Nestled on the bank of the River Nethravathi and set amidst the hills and forest of Malnad in Karnataka, Dharmasthala is known for the temple of Sri Manjunathaswamy, devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple housing a golden lingam attracts pilgrims irrespective of their cast and creed. Charity is the essence of Dharmasthala, which is forwarded to all. Sri Dharmasthala is one of the major centres of pilgrims. The site is located in Dharmasthala village in the Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district, which is 75 km from Mangalore.

About Shimoga Tourism

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Shimoga is the main city of Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka. The name 'Shimoga'  is derived from the term ‘Shiva-Mukha’, meaning,  'Face of Shiva'. Locally, it is called Shiva-Mogga. This place is famous for its landscapes, waterfalls and paddy fields. Shimoga district is popularly known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Karnataka. The city is located 273 km southwest of Bangalore. It is bound by the districts of Davanagere to the east, Chikmagalur to the southeast, Udupi to the southwest, Haveri to the northeast, and North Canara (Uttara Kannada) to the northwest. The main rivers of Shimoga are Sharavathi, Varada, Tungabhadra and Kumudavathi, which play a main role in the production of paddy in this region.
 

About Srikalahasti Tourism

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Srikalahasti, a town on the banks of River Swarnamukhi, is one of the holy centres in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The township is close to Tirupati and is a part of the Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA). Srikalahasti is one of the Pancha Bhoota Sthalams of Lord Shiva, the other being Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Thiruvanaikaval and Kanchipuram.

About Kemmanagundi Tourism

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Kemmanagundi is located in the district of Chikmagalur in the Baba Budan range of Karnataka. The village of Kemmanagundi is also popularly known by the name of KR Hills, named after the Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraje Wodeyar IV. The region is covered with plantations of coffee and tea along with thick bamboo groves forming a dense forest cover.