The city of Bangalore is India’s third largest city and the state capital of Karnataka, known for being a modern, cosmopolitan metropolis at the helm of the country’s IT-boom. Bangalore is a shopper’s haven overrun with big malls and shopping districts, as well as a food lover’s paradise with one of the highest concentrations of places to eat in the continent. Spotted with parks and natural lakes, Bangalore is alternately known as ‘The Garden City of India.’ Recently voted as the most livable metro in the country, Bangalore is known as‘Pensioner’s Paradise’ on the one hand and as ‘Start-up City,’ on the other, attracting youth from across the world with its trending markets and rapid availability of jobs. With Bangalore’s ever-doubling IT infrastructure, it is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India.
Another aspect of Bangalore is soaked in the history of bygone, ancient cultures. Bangalore has been peopled for up to 3000 years, bearing megalithic monuments that treasure its rich past. Bangalore, as we know it today, was established in 1537 by KempeGowda I, who constructed a well-planned city within an oval mud fort in the area that is today known as City Market. Gradually, Bangalore grew into a commercial center and a chief part of the silk industry. Over successive centuries the Marathas, Mughals, Wodeyars and the Mysore Sultanate, all did their bit to develop the city further. In 1809 the British set up a cantonment in Bangalore, drawn by its pleasant weather and central location.
The earliest recorded usage of the name Bengaluru is found in today’s ‘Old Bangalore,’ in a 9th century temple. According to legend, King ViraBallala was once lost in the jungles that once overran these parts. He was wandering, tired and hungry, when an old woman revived him with her hospitality and a plate of boiled beans. Out of gratitude the King consequently named the area ‘Benda KaaluUru’ (Town of Boiled Beans). It was only in 1831, when the British seized Mysore from the ruling Wodeyars that the capital was shifted to Bangalore. The anglicization of Bengaluru turned it into Bangalore until it was recently reverted back to its original.
Although Bangalore is not a popular tourist destination, there are many sites worth taking a tour of. The legislative House of Karnataka, VidhanaSoudha, is one of the Chief attractions of Bangalore. It was built during the 1950s using granite in a neo-Dravidian style of architecture. Other places of historical interest include the Bangalore Palace, constructed by the Mysore Maharajahs and Tipu Sultan’s Palace, built around 1790 as Tipu’s summer retreat.
A tour of Bangalore must also include Lalbagh Botanical Gardens- built by Hyder Ali in 1760, and the Bannerghatta National Park- a 25,000-acre zoological park one and a half hours away from Bangalore City. Educational tours of Bangalore may include the Vishweshwaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum, the State Archaeological Museum, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Karnataka ChitrakalaParishad. Religious tours of Bangalore cover the Bull Temple in Basavanagudi, the Maha Bodhi Society Temple- a replica of the Bodh Gaya Stupa, the ISCKON temple, the Maruthi Temple, the GaviGangadeshwara Cave Temple as well as many other temples, mosques and churches of historic significance.
Due to an average elevation of 920 meters above the sea level, Bangalore enjoys a cool climate throughout the year. Although summers can get hot with dry heat waves, it seldom exceeds 35 degrees Celsius and hovers around a mean temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
Padmesh Travels takes to the Mettur, meaning 'town with crests and troughs', obtained its name owing to the undulating rocky nature of the land that makes the town an ideal place for the DAM on Cauvery river the life line of north and central Tamil Nadu. Stanley Reservoir.
Mettur is located at border of the Erode, Salem and Dharmapuri districts and equidistant from the district headquarters and about one and half hours by road from these district headquarters.
Palamalai (malai means hill in local lingo) is an offshoot of the Eastern Ghats geographically contiguous with the BR hills range as they reach out to merge with the Western Ghats at Nilgiris.
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Mettur dam will soon be opened for samba cultivation, you can view the mettur dam through travels called Padmesh Travels .The Mettur Dam has been constructed in a gorge, where teh River Kaveri enters the plains. The dam is one of teh oldest in India. It provides irrigation facilities to Salem, Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur district for 2,71,000 acres of farm lands. There is a lovely park close to teh dam. Big industrial units, are also located here.This multi purpose dam built on the River Cauvery is a nice picnic spot, situated as it is, amidst well maintained gardens. Water from the Stanley reservoir is used for irrigating a major portion of the plains of central Tamil Nadu. Mettur is a picnic spot situated 60 Km from Salem. An industrial town on the west bank of the Kaveri. The river fish caught here are exported as far as Calcutta.
Mettur is a picnic spot situated 60 Km. from Salem. An industrial town on the west bank of the Kaveri. The river fish caught here are exported as far as Calcutta.
Places to see in Mettur
Mettur Chemical And Industrial Corporation,Mettur System, Mettur Thermal Power Station,Mettur Dam, Dam Park, Muniappan (Or) Aiyanar Temple, Utthumalai, Namakkal, Aragalur,Kodumanal, Bhavani, Kolli Hills, Tiruchengodu, Erode, Kodumudi, Kodiveri Dam (Near Gobichettipalayam), Hogenakkal Waterfalls. Mettur place can be visited by Padmesh Travels with gives the facility for online or internet booking.
A beautiful park opposite to Dam was formed with Lawns, fountains. This park attracts large number of tourists Padmesh Travels from nearby districts.
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