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Fishing Camp, Valanoor, Coorg. Photosource Orange County

Top 3 Activities to Do in Valanoor, Coorg

Valanoor is a small and pleasant hamlet situated in Coorg, Karnataka. The place is also known as Vaalnuru. It is located near the Dubare forest. The place is a picturesque location with the forest on one side and the river Cauvery flowing through it. Valanoor is a popular destination for nature lovers and fish aficionados. […]

Good..finally the city names have changed

12 Cities in Karnataka get a name change

The long standing demand of Kannadigas to change their city names is finally done. December 11, 2005: Karnataka State Government accepted a proposal from UR Ananthamurthy to change Bangalore to Bengaluru. September 27, 2006: BBMP passes the proposal to change the name from Bangalore to Bengaluru. August 30, 2012: Union Government seeks comments from Survey […]

Rajas Seat, Coorg. Photographer Girdhan Singh

Raja’s Seat, Coorg: A Spectacular Spot

Raja’s Seat or the Seat of the King is a famous sunset point in Madikeri in the Coorg district of Karnataka. It was once the platform from which the kings of Kodagu used to enjoy glorious sunsets. The spot got its name as it was the favourite recreational place for the kings. Today it is […]

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Hesaraghatta Lake, Bangalore. Source Wiki

Hesaraghatta Lake, Bangalore – A Retreat for Exotic Birds

Hesaraghatta Lake is one of the fresh water lakes of Bangalore. This manmade lake is located in the north-western part of Bangalore, at a distance of about 35 km from the city centre. The lake was created in the year 1894. This is a huge lake that covers an area of more than 1000 acres. […]

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Chikmagalur coffee estate

Chikmagalur Coffee

History of Chikmagalur Coffee The birth place of coffee in India is Chikmagalur.  The first seeds were sown about 350 years ago on the slopes of Baba Budan Giri Hills in Chikmagalur.  As history tells it is the Arab Connections that led to the mushrooming of the coffee industry in India. The story goes like […]

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markonahalli dam

Markonahalli Dam

Markonahalli Dam is built across the river Shimsha in the Kunigal Taluk of Tumkur district. It was built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the king of Mysore under the guidance of his Diwan, Sir M Visweswaraiah. It was built to irrigate 6070 hectares of land and has a masonry structure of 139 m and a pair of earth dams extending to 1470 […]

nandi statue, shivagange

Shivagange – A world of adventure, mystery and legends

Shivagange is a small hillock located near Dabaspet in the Tumkur district of Karnataka in India. The name ‘Shivagange’ is a combination of two words – Shiva and Gange. The hillock looks like a Shivalingam when seen from one of the sides. There is a temple of Lord Shiva situated at the summit of the […]

Channakeshava Temple

District: Bangalore Urban Town: Anekal Temple: Channakeshava Temple Similar to all the other Southern states, Karnataka too has plenty of temples that tower over their towns and bring devotees and tourists in thousands every year into their vast spaces where they can worship and wonder. Channakeshava Temple – Overview The Channakeshava Temple in Anekal, Karnataka […]