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Bangalore

Bangalore excursions comprise of the numerous places that are worth visiting near the city. The tourist places near Bangalore have something for everyone, right from wildlife enthusiasts to devotees. So, don't wait any longer. Just pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the various excursions that Bangalore abounds in. In the following lines, we have provided a brief introduction of the places to see around Bengalooru, India.

Karnataka Folk Museum is situated at a distance of approximately 53 kms from the Bangalore city of India. Spread over an area of 15 acres, it lies on the Kumara Park West, Sheshadripuram. Managed by Karnataka Janapada Trust, this folk museum was set up to promote the diverse folk life of Karnataka. One of the major attractions of Karnataka Folk Museum is the rich collection of Karnataka folk music and videotapes of folk dances. Other items displayed in the museum comprise of unique masks, colorful artifacts, costumes, etc.

Lokamahal
It has on display a unique collection of folk instruments, puppets, masks, utensils, weapons, etc.

Lokamatha Mandira
This building exhibits a wide assortment of utensils, baskets and earthen jars used to store grain and pickles.

Chitrakuteera
The third building displays numerous photographs, which cover the various aspects of folk life.

Kolar Gold Fields

Kolar Gold Fields are believed to be the second deepest gold mines in the world. Situated at a distance of approximately 120 km from Bangalore, these mines were closed down in the year 2003 because of reducing deposits and hiking costs. However, once Kolar Gold Fields were counted amongst the major gold mines in India. One has to take permission from the Secretary, Kolar Gold Mining Undertaking, K.G.F., for visiting the site. Read on to know more about the Kolar Gold Mines near Bangalore, India…

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills serves as the perfect weekend getaway for the Bangaloreans. Situated at a distance of approximately 65 km from the Bangalore city, this hill station was once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore, and later, the British. Infact, it was under the British rule only that Nandi Hills was developed as a popular hill station. After climbing somewhere around 1,175 steps, you reach this beautiful hill station. Given below is more information about the Nandi Hills near Bangalore, India.

Main Attractions

The following places are a must see at the Nandi hills near Bangalore.

Tipu's Drop

Tipu's spot is a 600-meter high cliff. It is believed that during Tipu Sultan's reign, the prisoners, to whom death sentence was given, were pushed down from this cliff only. However, one can get spectacular views of the valley from this point.

Yoga Nandishvara Temple

A Chola temple, Yoga Nandishvara stands adorned with an inscription of Shivaji's son, Sambhaji. Dwarapalakas, the splendid metallic figures housed in the temple, are also worth seeing.

Nrityagram Dance Village

Nrityagram Dance Village is situated at a distance of approximately 30 km from the city of Bangalore. Founded by Protima Guari, one of the finest Odissi dancers of India, the village lies at Hessarghatta, the rural district of Bangalore. Now under the management of Ms. Lynne Fernandez, Nrityagram Dance Village was designed by the Goan architect, Gerard Da Cunha. One of the unique features of the village is its traditional gurukula style of teaching. Read on further to know more about Nrityagram Dance Village near Bangalore, India.Students from various parts of the world come to this village to get trained in the various forms of Indian classical dances, like Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, etc. Apart from various courses in classical dance, it also offers courses in allied subjects like music, philosophy, painting, choreography, etc. Nrityagram Dance Village is also know for its Vasantha Habba (the festival of spring), held every year in the first week of February.




















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