Bannerghatta National Park, Biological Park

Bannerghatta National Park, Bannerghatta Biological Park - A Bengal White Tiger in Bannerghatta National Park.
A Bengal white tiger in Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bannerghatta National Park and Biological Park is spread over an area of 25000 acres of forests near to Bengalure alias Bangalore in Karnataka state of India.

If you are on a south India tour package or planning to travel to India, try to  make it to Bannerghatta Biological Park Bangalore to know more about India.

Indian Tiger, Lion and many other animals can be seen here in this National Park.

How can the children miss the butterflies which is a rare sight in today’s cities. India’s first Butterfly park is there inside the Bannerghatta Biological Park. There is also a zoo and a reptile park (a separate snake park also is there) inside the Biological Park. A separate children’s corner, special area for children, is also there in the park.

There is a trekking available for those interested, which cover a distance of 1 to 3.5 kilometers . There is a beautiful stream which runs through the park. Champaka Dharna Swamy temple is one among the many ancient temples that can be found in the 10 reserve forests of National Park.

Bannerghatta National Park is closed on Tuesdays.

How Do I Go to Bannerghatta National Park and Biological Park?

Bannerghatta National Park is at a distance of 22 kilometers south of Bengalure alias Bangalore city. Bus number 365 Volvo bus goes from Majestic Kempegowda Bus Station and bus number 366 from City market and G-4 from Brigade Road junction to the National Park. These buses are there quite frequently. Bus number 368 goes from Shivaji Nagar Bus terminus to National Park. There is 364 F from Arekarae to Bannerghatta road.

Bus numbers 165, 165 B, 165 C, 165 E, 171, 171B, 171C, 171D, 171 E, 171G, 171H, 174 are the ordinary buses which goes from Majestic Kempegowda Bus Station to Bannerghatta via Marble factories. 171 F, 171 G, 171 H, 174 A are other ordinary buses to Bannerghatta National Park via Bangalore Christ University and Christ College from Majestic Kempegowda Bus Station. Christ University is  a deemed University in Bangalore, which is one of the best universities in the country, near to Forum Mall, Bangalore.

Bengalure alias Bangalore is the nearest railway station to the Park. Bengalure International airport is the nearest airport to Bannerghatta Biological Park.

Tirathgarh Waterfalls Chhattisgarh

Tirathgarh Waterfalls is in Chhattisgarh state, India. Tirathgarh Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh is also called ‘Milky Fall’ because of the color of the fall as it gives the impression of the color of milk as it is falls from 100 meters height as a three tier fall.

Tirathgarh Waterfalls Chhattisgarh
Tirathgarh Waterfalls Chhattisgarh

Tirathgarh has a a temple which is dedicated to Shiva Parvati, which attracts a lot of tourists. There are many stalactites caves, which also attracts a large number of tourists.

Tirathgarh Waterfalls, amid lush green forests, is at a distance of 4 kilometers from Kanger Valley alias Kanger Ghati National Park entrance. You have to drive through the thick dense forest to reach the fall. It is one of the best natural scenery you can see in India. You have to climb down stairs to see the first view of the fall. Again going down the stairs, you have an entirely different view of the fall, where you can take a rejuvenating bath in the milky falls!

Water falls from a nearby lake at more than 300 feet height on the river Mugabaha amid the lush green forests  is the beauty of the falls. Chitrakoot Falls is a nearby falls in Bastar district.

How Do I Go to Tirathgarh Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh?

Tirathgarh Waterfalls Chhattisgarh is at a distance of 38 kilometrs from the Jagdalpur city, an hour drive, in Bastar district in the Eco-tourism area of Kanger Valley National Park. Jagdalpur is well connected to cities like Hyderabad and Raipur by bus and to visakhapatnam by train on the Kirandul  Vishakhapattnam Line. Raipur is at about 285 kilometers from the Tirathgarh falls. Tirathgarh Waterfalls is on the state highway connecting Jagdalpur and Sukma.

Water falls from a nearby lake which is at more than 300 feet height (on the river Mugabaha) amid the lush green forests surrounding the falls, is the beauty of the falls.

What is the Ideal Season to Visit Tirathgarh Waterfalls?

After the monsoon, from October to February, is the ideal season to visit Tirathgarh Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh.

Shillong – Beautiful Hill Stations, Landscapes, Caves, Waterfalls

Shillong - Beautiful Hill Stations, Landscapes, Caves, Waterfalls-"Umiam Lake, Meghalaya"
“Umiam Lake, Meghalaya”

Shilling is the capital city of the state of Meghalaya, India. Shillong – Beautiful Hill Stations, Landscapes, Caves, Waterfalls – is a famous tourist center which lies in between Assam state of India and its neighboring country Bangladesh. National Park of Kaziranga in Assam is where single horned rhinos can be found.

To know about more about how to travel to the north eastern states, ask your travel agent.

Shillong is one of the most beautiful and scenic places in India with many hill stations in and around Shillong. Nature has showered its pristine beauty on Shillong.

Elephant falls is a major beautiful waterfall in East Khasi Hills District near to the highest peak of Shillong, Shillong Peak.  Elephant falls is just a few minutes from the Shillong peak.  You can go near to the Elephant falls and park the vehicle in the parking space. Then you can go very close to the fall by going down some steep steps. Elephant falls is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Shillong town center. Elephant falls is a three tiered fall. 

Umiam lake and Ward’s lake are other tourist attractions in Shillong. There many many caves numbering around eight hundred; many of which are still unexplored.

Lady Hydari Park and Zoo is another place worth visiting especially for kids. There is a special play area for the kids.  The roses and flower beds in the park are well maintained and is a real pleasure for the eyes. Good place to chat for lovers and couples too!

What is the Ideal Time to Visit Shillong?

The ideal time to visit Shillong is after the Monsoons, starting from around September to April.  There are many Hotels in Shillong at affordable rates.

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Bhangarh – The Haunted Historical City

Gopinath Temple at Bhangar
Gopinath Temple at Bhangarh

Bhangarh, The Haunted Historical City, an old city with haunted houses and palaces is in the Alwar district of Rajasthan state in India.

Bhangarh, the Haunted Historical City,  is famous for its historical ruined buildings and haunted houses. It has a population of around 1300 people, as per last available data. The city was established in 1573 by Raja Bhagwant Das. The city was abandoned due to mysterious reasons. Bhangarh is said to be having the maximum of Indian haunted houses, haunted because of cursing as believed by a section of historians.

If you plan to travel to India and know about India, and is in search of  the haunted houses in the world, Bhangarh is one among the such place in India.

There are a few majestic temples, mosques, shops and a palace among the ruins. Several havelis (historical private mansions) also exists here. City’s town planning, market system, castle hierarchy, etc, are noteworthy.

Bhangarh entry is allowed only during day time. Entry in between sunset and sunrise is prohibited by law. It is believed that those who go there in night, will never see the light of the day. Local villagers claim that whenever a house is built there, its roof collapses.  Bhangarh is a mysterious haunted city! You can play scary games and tell ghost stories to your friends and colleges after a tour of these haunted houses. Are you felling scary now?

Ramparts with 5 gates separates the town from the plains. There are two theories that revolve around this town.

One version goes like this.  Bhangarh is cursed by Guru Balu Nath, the person who sanctioned the construction of the town. He set a condition. If the shadows of the palaces touch me, the city shall be no more. Once a princess extended the height and thus the city was devastated.

There is a second story which goes like this. A tantrik called Singhia (Magician specialized in black magic) who fell in love with the beautiful Princess of Ratnavati of Bhangarh. He came to know that the princess is showered with marriage offers.Knowing that it is becoming impossible to marry the princess, he tried his black magic on the oil, that the princess’ maid purchased from the market. The plan was that the princess would surrender herself to him after touching the oil. Princess Ratnavati somehow realized the plan. She spoiled the plan of the tantrik by pouring the oil in the ground. The oil while touching the ground had transformed into a boulder and killed the tantrik. Dying tantrik had cursed that whoever dwelt in the palace will not stay alive.

How Do I Go to Bhangarh, The Haunted Historical City?

Bhangarh is in between Jaipur and New Delhi in Alwar district of Rajasthan, at around 75 kilometers away from Jaipur.

Where Do I Stay in Bhangarh, The Haunted Historical City?

There are many hotels offering online booking systems at Sariska, at 36 kilometers distance from the haunted houses of Bhangarh. It is better to stay a little away from haunted houses! Isn’t it?

Sariska is famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Sariska Palace hotel is a luxury business class hotel costing INR 8400 onwards. Sariska Tiger Heaven costs a maximum of INR 6500. Gulmohar Sariska is a good economical resort which costs from INR 2800 to 4400.