SOME OF THE PLACES TO VISIT IN BENGALURU

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1. Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

The Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya temple is a temple dedicated to Hanuman in Jayanagar 9th Block suburb of Bangalore. The temple hosts a Shivalinga along with Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman shrine in the same precinct. The temple is on a hillock. There is a smaller temple dedicated to Ganesha, Navagrahas and Rajarajeshwari at the base of the hillock. It also plays host to the Hindu holy trinity on huge engraved rocks at the side of the temple.

Location:9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069

2. Thottikallu Falls

Thottikallu is a place near Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls, more popularly known as TK falls. It is also known as ‘SwarnaMukhi’ water falls. SwarnaMukhi translates as ‘Golden-Faced’. The route at Kagalpura (Kaggalipura) off the Bangalore – Kanakapura road will lead to a place called Byalemaradadoddi, from where a mud road leads to the falls. The place also has a small shrine.

Location: Kanakapura Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

3.Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Kannada: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚಿತ್ರಕಲಾ ಪರಿಷತ್) is a visual art complex located in Bangalore. The complex has 18 galleries. 13 of these galleries carry a permanent collection of paintings, sculptures and folk art. The other galleries are rented out for exhibitions of works by artists of repute. The folk art collection showcases Mysore paintings and Leather Puppets. The Parishat runs The College Of Fine Arts, a visual arts college. The Parishath organizes Chitra Santhe, a cultural event, on January of every year. The motto of the event is “Art for All”. The event showcases affordable art to public.

Location:  No.1, Art Complex, Kumarakrupa Rd, Kumara Park East, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

4.Hulimavu cave Temple

The Hulimave cave temple, also known as the Hulimavu Shiva Cave Temple or simply the Cave Temple, is located in Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road, Karnataka, very close to the BGS National Public School. The Cave Temple is administered by the Sri Sri Bala Gangadaraswami Mutt. It is stated that a saint Sri Ramanand Swamiji did tapas in the cave for many years and his samadhi is also found inside.

Location:  Pai Layout, Hulimavu, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

5.M Chinnaswamy Stadium

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, (Kannada: ಎಂ ಚಿನ್ನಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣ) located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, is a stadium owned by the Government of Karnataka. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen’s Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road, this four decade old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bengaluru. Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, the stadium was later rechristened in tribute to Mr. Mangalam Chinnaswamy, who had served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977–1980. This stadium with a seating capacity of around 40,000 not only regularly hosts Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODI) and other First-class cricket matches, but also other musical and cultural events. The stadium is also the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team and the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is owned by the Government of Karnataka and has been leased out to the KSCA for a period of 99 years.

Location: Cubbon Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

6. Venkatappa Art Gallery

Venkatappa Art Gallery came into being with the foundation stone being laid by the then Chief Minister S.Nijalingappa on 24 November 1967. It took a long time to complete. Artists who were frustrated with the delays went on an innovative protest on the footpath in front of Bible Society demanding the gallery space be finished in 1971. Artists included G.S Shenoy, Bhaskar Rao, Ramesh Rao, Acharya and Punam Chattaya. The building was finally completed in 1975.

Location: Kasturba Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

7. Shivoham Shiva Temple

Shivoham Shiva Temple, located on Old Airport Road in Bengaluru, Karnataka, is a famous Shiv Temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and a popular spiritual destination. It is estimated that over 500,000 devotees and visitors come to the temple every year. On Maha Shivratri alone, between 100,000 and 150,000 devotees visit the temple every year. In the first six months of 2018, the temple has already been visited by 275,909 people.

Location: 97, HAL Old Airport Rd, Ramagiri, Murgesh Pallya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

8.Hebbal Lake

Hebbal Lake is located in the north of Bangalore at the mouth of National Highway 7, along the junction of Bellary Road and the Outer Ring Road (ORR). It was one of the three lakes created in 1537 by Kempe Gowda. Like most lakes or “tanks” in the Bangalore region it was formed by the damming natural valley systems by the construction of bunds. The spread of the lake in a study in 2000 was found to be 75 ha with plans for extending it to make up 143 ha.

Location: Hebbal

9.Infant Jesus Church, Bangalore

Infant Jesus Church is a Roman Catholic church in Bangalore. Established in 1971, in Vivek Nagar area of Bangalore, the church is dedicated to Infant Jesus. It is known as the Infant Jesus Shrine and was built to commemorate the historic Infant Jesus of Prague; since then numerous miracles have been attributed to the shrine leading to its increasing popularity. A new church building adjacent to the old building was added in 2005.

Location: 4712, Infant Jesus Church Road Viveka Nagar, post, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047

10. St. Mark’s Cathedral, Bangalore

St. Mark’s Cathedral  is named after Saint Mark (believed to be the first gospel writer) and is located at the west end of Mahatma Gandhi Road, MacIver Town, Bangalore. Its architecture is inspired by the 17th century St Paul’s Cathedral. The church serves as the Cathedral (Ecclesia Matar) of the Church of South India, Karnataka Central Diocese. Found in 1808, the cathedral celebrated its 200 years bicentenary in 2007-8.

 Location:1, MG Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

11.Freedom Park, Bangalore

Freedom Park is located in the Central Business District of the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It was formerly the Central Jail.It was opened to the public in November 2008. A part of it has been allotted for protests.When a state of emergency was proclaimed in India in 1975, several opposition leaders including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani were arrested and jailed at this venue.It also hosted the India Against Corruption (IAC) supported Anna Hazare indefinite fast for governmental action in the enactment of the Lok Pal bill.

Location:  Seshadri Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009