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Mountain Biking in Karnataka

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Mountain biking
The history of the mountain bike includes contributions from cyclo-cross in Europe, the Roughstuff Fellowship in the UK, and modified heavy cruiser bicycles used for freewheeling down mountain trails in Marin County, California. However, it was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that road bicycle companies started to manufacture mountain bicycles using high-tech lightweight materials. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, mountain biking moved from a little-known sport to a mainstream.

Mountain biking is an ever evolving sport that has recently seen a huge flux of popularity but has firm roots in experimentation with non "mountain" style bicycles. The sport consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, with specially equipped mountain bikes or hybrid / cross road bikes. Most mountain bikes share similar characteristics with other bicycles but they underscore durability and performance in rough terrain: knobby tires, large frame tubing, front fork suspension or dual suspension shock absorbers, 26 inch and also 29 inch tires. The durability factor results a far heavier bicycle weight to rider ratio than their road touring bicycles. Levered shifters for gear rations and lever brake systems are common. Recent trends find riders using fixed gear systems, single speed systems and internal gear systems.
One of the finest places for mountain biking is Dandeli forest. The innumerable trails in the forests offer excellent conditions for this adventure sport. There is an easy trail for beginners and tough trails for the more experienced.

Just you and your bike. Through jungle trails that cut through giant trees and undulating streams. The biking experience of a lifetime. The trails offer some fantastic scenery in and around the Cauvery valley. One of the finest places for mountain biking is Dandeli forest. The innumerable trails in the forests offer excellent conditions for this adventure sport. There is an easy trail for beginners and tough trails for the more experienced. The mountain-biking experience is offered by Ozone at the Cauvery Fishing Camp and also by Kamat Eco-tours.

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Culturals Place in Karnataka

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Venkatappa Art Gallery
The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. It exhibits some of the rich art of Bangalore. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings.

Art lovers must make a point to visit the Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.Venkatappa Art Gallery houses some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays. Venkatappa Art Gallery, as the name suggests has an exhibition of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa. Get to know more about Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Tours. Read more...

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Well Known Authentic Place for breakfast in Bangalore

Bangalore is known for its breakfast traditions and often you will hear bangaloreans fight who serves the softest idlis, cripy dosas or the yummiest chutneys – so let whats your favorite place for ‘thindi’?

1. Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR)
Mavalli Tiffin Room

MTR was founded as a restaurant by Parampalli Yajnanarayana Maiya and his brothers in the year 1924. The food served at the MTR is a regular, wholesome Karnataka Brahmin fare and has its origins in the Udupi Brahmin cuisine of the coastal region of Karnataka. The decor is outdated, as more attention is paid to cleanliness and food quality than ambiance. For many years, the customers entered the restaurant through the kitchen so that they would be able to satisfy themselves about the restaurant’s cleanliness before they ate there. During World War II, MTR found it difficult to make idlis since rice was in short supply. According to MTR, they experimented with using semolina instead of rice and thus invented the very popular breakfast item of Rava idli.

Must Try: Masala Dosa, Rava Idli, Bisibele Bath

Address: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi, Bangalore

2. Brahmins Coffee Bar
Brahmin’s Coffee Bar has thrived for 46 years offering just four items: idli, vada, kesari bath and khara bath. Stopping over at the Coffee Bar has become a force of habit for morning joggers, students on their way to college and even devotees of the next door Jain Mandir.

Must Try: Idli Chutney, Coffee

Address: Ranga Rao Road, Near Shankar Math, Shankarpuram, Basavanagudi Area, Bangalore

3. Vidhyarthi Bhavan
Vidyarthi Bhavan, a vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar was founded in 1943. This hotel is noted for its crispy, “Masale Dose”, especially the “Sagu Masale Dose”. It is one of the symbols and landmarks of old Bangalore.

Must Try: Masala Dosa, Sagu Masale Dose, Coffee

Address: 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

4. Veena Stores
It started as a condiment store in 1977 and evolved into a popular eatery for its soft melting in the mouth idlis served with only chutney.

Must Try: Idli Chutney, Chow Chow Bath

Address: Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

5. CTR (Sree Sagar)
It was started by Y.V. Subramanyam and brothers (Y.V. Srikanteshwaran, Y.V. Krishna Iyer and Y.V. Ramachandran) in the 1920s. They hailed from a village called Yelagondana Halli, Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district. This village is a part of the famous Ashtagramas of Ayers. It is recorded that during the visit by the Maharajah Of Mysore, Y.V. Subramanyam supplied and served breakfast in traditional attire. They opened another hotel in Krishna Buildings, Avenue Road. This was a famous meeting place for writers and artists in the 1940s and 1950s, and its name is mentioned in many books and articles.

Must Try: Bene Masala Dosa, Mangalore Bajji, Coffee

Address: 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

6. Janatha Hotel
Must Try: Vada Sambhar, Coffee

Address: 27, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

7. New Krishna Bhavan
Must Try: Green Masala Idlis, Neer Dosa, Button Idli

Address: Sampige Theatre, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

8. Koshy’s
Koshy’s is a very popular restaurant and hangout on St Mark’s Road, Bangalore, which is a meeting point for journalists, artists, theatre persons, students and foreigners. Founded in 1940, it retains an old-world charm with huge pillars and large fans. The main building has Parade Cafe, which is simply referred to as Koshy’s, Jewel Box restaurant and a bakery. It is said that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Nikita Khrushchev, Queen Elizabeth II are some of the dignitaries to have dined there. It has also won MTV’s award for the Most Stylish Place in Bangalore.

Must Try:

Address: 39, St. Marks Road, MG Road Area, Bangalore

9. Siddapa Hotel
Must Try: Half Masala Dosa

Address: #38, 7th Main, 5th Cross, Sampangiram Nagar, Bangalore

10. Raghavendra Stores
Must Try: Shavige Bhaath, Idli Vada, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath

Address: Opposite Manipal North Side Hospital, Near Malleshwaram Railway Station, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

11. Maiya’s
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Besibele Bath, Coffee

Address: 459/30, 30th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

12. India Coffee House
The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936, when the first outlet was opened in Bombay. In the course of the 1940s there were nearly 50 Coffee Houses all over British India. The 50-year-old Indian Coffee House at M. G. Road in Bangalore closed on 5 April 2009, after the Indian Coffee Workers’ Cooperative Society Limited lost a legal battle with the owner of the building to continue in the premises. It has been reopened on Church Street, less than a hundred meters away.

Must Try: Masala Dosa, Omelette, Cuttlet, Coffee

Address: 19, Ground Floor, Near Ruby Tuesday, Church Street, Off Brigade Road, Bangalore

13. SLV
Must Try: Uddina Vada, Idli Sambar, Masala Dosa, Coffee

Address: Near Ragigudda Temple, 3rd Cross, 8th Main, JP Nagar 3rd Phase, Bangalore

14. Ullas Restaurant
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Rava Idli, Muruku, Cutlet

Address: 1st Floor, Public Utility Building, MG Road, Bangalore


Celebrate Maha Parv Chhath puja in Bangalore

Celebrate Maha Parv Chhath puja in Bangalore

Vanue - Sankey Tank, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore

Maha Parv Chath being celebrated at Shankey tank Bangalore. This tank adjacent to Sanky tank is also used for Chhath Puja celebration in Bangalore. Evening arghya and morning arghya is memorable at this place. Sankey Tank is near to Mekhri circle. The event was well organized by Siddhartha Samiti. There was Prasad distribution after the puja. 

Date and Time

Nahai Khai          Monday October 27 Chaturthi

Kharna          Tuesday         October 28 Panchami

Sandhya Argh         Wednesday October 29 Shashthi 4.00 PM

Suryodaya Argh Thursday         October 30 Saptami 5.00 AM



Venue of Kali Puja in Bangalore


Kali Puja is celebrated after Durga puja and coincides with Diwali

Usually celebrated on the new moon night after nineteen days of Durga puja which always coincides with Diwali, this practice of Kali puja has been there for ages. The main purpose of the puja is to seek the help of the goddess in destroying evil - both in the outside world and within us. Kali could easily be termed as fearsome in demeanor but for most she is the protector of the Universe.

Venue of Kali Puja in Bangalore are as follows....


Sri Sri Kali Puja 2014
Vinayaka Layout
101/486, III Cross, Vinayaka Layout, Whitefield , Bangalore

Dates: 23rd Oct, 8 PM Onwards, Dinner 7 PM Onwards, Pushpanjali around 11.30 PM for people who are fasting.
24th Oct, 4 PM Onwards Bisarjan and Sindur Khela followed by Dinner. All are invited. Please call 9845542229 - Gopal Mondal for more details.

Ulsoor Burial Ground- Smashana Kali Temple
Smashana Kali Temple according to Kaveri, is large and distinctive and I was surprised not to find more information about it and its history.The statute of Kali is pretty classic, painted blue with a red tongue and eight arms. She is usually shown standing with her foot on Lord Shiva.

Vidyaranyapura - Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple

The temple is also referred as Swetha Kshetra. Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple located in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore is without doubt one of the outstanding temples of Bangalore. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kalika Durga Parameshwari. The supreme Goddess is worshiped in this temple in perfect incarnation of Sri Durga Parameshwari, resplendent with an feeling that radiates far afield. A mere glimpse of this divine mother is sufficient to chase away any ill effects for the thronging devotees and lead in happiness & prosperity in their lives.
Temple Address

Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple
Durgadevi Layout, Thindlu,
Bangalore - 560097.
Phone : +91-80-23640048

Krishnarajpuram - Bangalore Kalibari

Address - 5th Cross, Viginapura, ( Opposite FCI godown gate )
Bangalore – 560013

While proceeding towards K.R. Puram Rly Stn from Indira Nagar end on Old Madrass Road, you would find Big Bazar on your right. Proceed towards rly stn. You would have to pass below a rly bridge and after that you would have to pass below the Outer Ring Road over bridge (that goes to Hebbal). Keep proceeding towards rly stn. You would find the K.R. Puram hanging bridge (just like our Bidhan Setu in Howrah) starting point. At this juncture, please keep yourself to the left and do not climb the hanging bridge. This juncture is basically a BMTC Bus Stand and there is also a temple on the left. Now please watch to your left – you would find a RANKA Building and a road leading to the left. Take this road and see on your right – a big appartment complex named “AISHWARIYA”. Follow the road as it leads you to a rly level crossing. Take a right U turn after the rly crossing and follow the road as it leads you to FCI godown. Keep watching on your left – there is a Ganesha Temple on your left. Cross the temple. Watch for a Chicken Shop on your left which is just about 100 ft. from the Ganesh Temple. At the Chicken Shop is the 5th Cross to your left. Take this road and keep watching to your right for the BANGALORE KALIBARI which is about 100 ft from the main road.

Map -

Ram Krishna Math, Bull Temple Road, Bangalorer -19

For more info ..

KumarSwamy Layout

Sri Sri Kali Puja & Diwali
on 23rd October at Ganesha Temple, Near ISRO Layout Bus Stand
ISRO Layout, Bangalore - 560078
Contact - 97411 01471

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