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My city My pride---Share tourist attractions of your city.

Discussion in 'Travel' started by manjubashini, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. manjubashini

    manjubashini IL Hall of Fame

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    Surely i would love to visit... I am real foodie and love to explore new recipes as well. By the name Hyderabad the first thing comes to mind is Hyderbadi Briyani. And what are all the other special foods of Hyderabad?? Share more info's:-D
     
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    Kurbani ka meetha(Sweet with kurbani(a dry fruit), Double ka meetha, shahi tukda, Sheer kurma, Pani puri/Chat at gokul chat, if u eat non veg then Haleem(ofcourse u do get veg haleem),
     
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    Hello,
    I belong to beautiful city - Delhi
    Red Fort
    Jama Masjid
    Chandni Chowk
    Humayun's Tomb
    Qutab Minar
    India Gate
    Bahai (Lotus) Temple
    Garden of Five Senses
    and many more.
     
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    Hello Allen,

    Thanks to list down the places. Love to hear some more details about Delhi Capital city of our country.
     
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    Hi Friends,
    I belongs to KOLAR GOLD FIELD

    Kolar district
    Town in India

    Kolar district is located at a distance of about 68 kilometres from Bangalore. It lies in the eastern part of Karnataka. It is situated on the Bangalore to Chennai National highway (NH-4). Kolar is also known for its fortresses and temples.

    Places to visit in and around Kolar,

    1. Kolaramma temple:
    The two most significant temples are Kolaramma temple andSomeshwara temple. The Kolaramma temple is built and dedicated to GoddessShakti.

    The temple is built in Dravida Vimana Style and dates back to the Ganga period. The temple has several Chola renovations and additions were made by them in the 11th century, followed by Vijayanagara rule in the 15th century. The Cholas made several inscriptions in the temple, the earliest inscription belongs to the period of Rajendra Chola I from 1012 to 1045 A.D.

    2. Someshwara temple:
    Someshwara Temple is located in the heart of the Kolar region and is one of the famous temples in this town.

    The temple was built by the Cholas who ruled this region in the 11th century who were then dethroned by the Chalukyas. The temple was later expanded by the Vijayanagara Empire and is a fine example of theVijayanagara style of architecture. The carvings on the inner pillars of the temple have an international connection which depicts the importance and value of trade to the King.

    3. Antharagange:
    Located 3 km from Kolar, Antharagange, a sacred stream, that pours sweet water from the mouth of a bull. This scenic spot, known as Shatha Shringa Parvatha, abounds in rocks of many shapes and rare flora and fauna. The hill top resembling a snakehood- (Havina Hede), gives a bird’s eye view of seven towns. It is accessible from two routes, steep steps on one side and a motorabel route on the other. The granite temple of Neelakanteshwara, at the foothills, is an attraction.
    This place is also a great picnic spot. On top of the hill there is a huge plateau. Antargange, a perennial spring on the east of the hills has become a popular tourist destination. Agricultural works carried out on top of the hill by using open well water.

    4. Kotilingeshwara Temple:
    Kotilingeshwara is the principal deity of the Kotilingeshwara temple. This temple lies in the Kammasandra village in the district of Kolar. The Kotilingeshwara temple houses the biggest Shivalinga in the entire world. It is said that duringMahashivratri, there are close to two lakh devotees who visit this place every year. Kotilingeshwara is about 6 kilometers from the famous Kolar gold fields.

    5. Bangaru Tirupati (Not Chikka Thirupathi):
    Is located 29 km from Kolar in place called Guttahalli. This is a very famous temple which resembles the famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple of Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh.The temple is built on rocks which dates back to Brigu Maharushi's days. Just below the hillock is Garuda, Vishnu's vehicle.

    The temple itself has a very impressive gopuram. There is the kalyani or water tank near which a flight of steps leads us to the idol of Venkataramana, also called Srinivasa. This small attractive sculpture has to be viewed from a six-holed window. The temple attracts lots of devotes particularly during the month of Shravana (July/August) At a different level is the shrine for the consort Padmavathi, dating back to mid-19th century. This temple is thronged by pilgrims, particularly during the month of Shravana(July–August).Darshan of the deity is through a small window in the sanctum.

    6. Budikote:
    This is a village, about 15 km. southwest of Bangarpet town, whose history dates to the 8th century A.D. Budikote, meaning “fort of ashes”. Is said to derive its name from an immense holocaust, believed to have been performed there, in its hoary past. Budikote is the birthplace of Hyder Ali and a spot among the boulders in the fort, is known to tourists as the place where his cradle was rocked. The important temples here are those of Venkataramana and Domeshwara. Hyder Ali or Haidar 'Ali (c. 1722-1782), was the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Hyder Ali was a Muslim soldier-adventurer, who, followed by his son Tipu Sultan, became one of the most formidable Asiatic rivals the British had ever encountered in India. He was the great-grandson of an Islamic fakir from Gulbarga, Deccan. His father was a naik or chief constable at Budikote, near Kolar in present-day Karnataka. there is also a fort at Budikote present today at the place where he was born. He was born in 1722, or according to other authorities 1717, however the memorial in Budikote states he was born in 1720. As a youth, Hyder assisted his brother, a commander of a brigade in the Mysore army, and acquired a useful familiarity with the tactics of the French when at the height of their reputation under Joseph François Dupleix. He is said to have induced his brother to employ a Parsi to purchase artillery and small arms from government of Bombay Presidency, and to enroll some thirty sailors of different European nations as gunners, and is thus credited with having been "the first Indian who formed a corps of sepoys armed with firelocks and bayonets, and who had a train of artillery served by Europeans." He induced Shamaiya Iyengar into his ministry as minister of post and police and later Shamaiya served under Tipu.

    7. Kolar Gold Mines:
    This little mining town, about 82 km, east of Bangalore, was once the pride of the erstwhile Mysore state, and also that of India. This gold mine produced a sizeable amount of gold during the days of theBritish Raj. It employed nationals from Britain, Italy, Germany and also a good number of Anglo -Indians.

    8. Chikka Tirupati:
    The main attraction of Malur is a temple dedicated to Lord Prasanna Venkateshwara at Chikka Tirupati.keka temple.

    9. Tekal:
    Tekal, also known as Tyakal, lies 18 KMs to Malur East of Tekal was famous for 101 wells and 101 temples due to which it was known as 'Little Kanchi'.

    10. kurudumale:
    This place is 12 km from Mulbagal, was the capital of the Hoysala Dynasty. The giant, thirteen and a half foot sculpture of kurudumale Ganesha and the Someshwara temple, attract thousands of visitors from the surrounding states.
    The temple of kurudumale is situated in the district of Kolar in the State of Karnataka. There is a popular Ganesha temple here which was built by the Vijayanagar kings. It is believed that the Devas had come down from their abode or heaven for some fun. The Ganesha temple of Kurudumale is supposed to be very powerful and many people come here to take Lord Ganesha’s blessings before commencing any new work or activity. Ganesha is believed to be ‘Vighnaharta’ – the one who clears all our hurdles. Just close to the Kurudumale Ganapathi temple is the Someshwara temple where the principal deity is Lord Shiva. It is interesting to note that this temple has been built out of a single rock. kurudumale is about 10 kilometers from Mulbagal and has emerged as a popular tourist destination.

    11. Avani:
    Known as the Gaya of the south, Avani has a cluster of Ramalingeshwara temple all within one courtyard dedicated toLakshmana, Bharata and Shatrugna as well as a Shankar Math built by the Nolamba Dynasty. Legend has it, that the hill above was home to Valmiki’s ashram, where Lava & Kusha were born and raised.

    Avani is famous for the Sita temple situated on a hill. This temple is one of the few temples dedicated to Sitadevi in India. It is also known as the Gaya of the south and has ancient temples known as the Ramalingeshwara, Lakshmaneshwara, Bharateshwara and Shatrugneshwara, dating back to the period of the Nolamba Dynasty. It has been told that Sitadevi gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha here. Even today the room where Sita gave birth to her children exists.The war between Sri Rama and his sons Lava & Kusha was happened in this village. The place is very near (About 9 km)to Mulabaagilu or Mulbagal (Taluk headquarters) in Kolar District.

    12. Kshetra Palaka Sri Anjaneya Temple
    Located at Mulbagilu/Mulbagal Bus stand, being tired after war Arjuna went on pilgrimage and bought his flag used during war consisting of Vayu Putra image and established in Mulbagal then called shathaka vatipuri. after the Mahabharata war. Sage Vasishta is believed to have installed the idols of the main deity Srinivasa, Padmavati and Rama-Sita-Lakshmana.<Anjaneya Temple
    For any Seva and other details contact temple Manager, Phone Number: 08159 - 246059, 243237. Temple has been renovated recently

    13. Someshwara Temple:
    Apart from the famous Hanuman temple, this town has Someswara' temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga here is similar to that at sacred Kashi or Varanasi.

    14. Sripadaraja Math and Narasimha Teertha:
    In the Mulbagal town (about 1 km from town towards east on NH4.) was the residing place of Sreepadaraja Swamiji or simply Sripadaraya, a disciple of Saint Madhwacharya (who is known as third Avatar of Vayu). The earlier two being Anjaneya or Hanuman, second being Bheema; the second Pandava. Madhwacharya established the Dwaita school of philosophy.

    Sri Sreepadaraaja Swamiji is the disciple of Shri swarnavarna teertharu. He is the cousin of SrI Brahmanyateertharu. Sri Sreepadaraaja Swamiji is the vidya-guru (spiritual teacher) of Sri Vyasarajaru, whose name is took with extreme devotion amongst the scholars. Sreepadaraaja Swamiji who was the raajaguru (most important advisor) of the Vijayanagara kings, was known to have used Kannada keerthanas (hymns) during pooja which was considered holy during those times. Sreepaadaraja Swaamiji was also known to was offering sixty four types of dishesnaivedya (offering) to God everyday without fail. He has penned many keerthanas praising God and are still popular even after 600 years. Sreepadaraaja Swamiji has also composed a grantha (book that discusses spiritual matters) called "vagvajra".

    The Narasimha teertha is the sacred place where Swamiji lived and had his brindavan (sacred resting place for Hindu sages) made, is now the headquarters of the Sreepaadaraaja Mutt founded by him. There is also a Swayamvyakta Yoga Narasimha temple near the brindavan

    [h=3]15. Virupaksha Temple:[/h][h=3]Five km from Mulbagal, Virupakshi has virupaksha temple built during the reign of the Vijayanagar king Deva Raya II. The Parvati shrine here has the figure of a lion on front of it just like Nandi in front of Siva temples. This is rather unusual.[/h]
     
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    Since tourist spots of Chennai have been mentioned, here are some of the other Chennai Specials...

    Marina Beach
    Street Foods
    T.nagar Diwali Rush
    Satyam Cinemas
    Spencer Plaza
    Mylapore Temples
    December Carnatic Season
    Street Cricket
    Chennai Super Kings CSK
    Ganesh Chaturthi Festival
    Filter Kaapi + Dosa
    The Hindu
    Chennai MRTC
    Ghana Songs + Chennai Tamil
    Summer Spls ( Darboose / Masala Sundal / Panjumuttai / Kara Mangai / Uppu Kadalai / Sutta Corn.....)
    Greens of IIT , Deer Park & Vandalur Zoo.

    Much more... I heart my Chennai.

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    I use to visit Ulsoor Someswarar temple... Almost 1000 year old Shiva temple

     
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    NO DOUBT about Chennai is beautiful capital of the Tamil Nadu state & thanks for sharing such a amazing summary about Chennai.
     
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    I am from Jharkhand and Hubby is from Bihar...wese come at your own risk given the political scenario nowdays but i think its everywhere...very few places in India are fully safe ! being positive/Negative/Sarcastic/ hopeful!

    1. Nalanda university :The university had 2000 teachers who taught over 10000 students from all parts of the world. The uniqueness of the place could be gauged by the fact that Buddha himself was a teacher here and Hieun-Tsang, Chinese traveler and a great scholar, was a student of this university. Red rocks were used in the construction, which is built in Kushana style of architecture.

    2. Bodhi tree :The place where it is situated has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    3. Rajgir hot spring :
    Hot springs in Rajgir are famous tourist spots. Located at the foot of Vaibhava Hills, the springs get their water from Saptadhara, which passes behind Saptaparni Caves.

    We have one in Dubai too....:)

    4. Mahabodhi temple
    5.Tomb of Sher Shah Suri
    6.Gol ghra

    there are many more but on a lighter take a look at the picture below !

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    We love south part of India...and the people too. :)
    me and hubby both :)
     
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