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Bangalore and Some Nearby Weekend Getaways

´╗┐Anyone going on a Bangalore tour finds that the destination's stereotypical image as the serene 'garden city of India' is a thing of the past. Fuelled by the dynamism of young professionals high on adrenalin, this erstwhile pensioner's paradise has quickly become the 'silicon city of India'. However, many of the tourist haunts proudly withstand the ravages of time and continue to attract visitors. Some of these include Palace of Tipu Sultan, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, and Bengaluru Palace. Come, join me on a fast tour of this Bangalore city guide as well as a couple of nearby interesting places. Palace of Tipu Sultan/ A Bangalore trip gives you the chance to visit one of the lairs of theon of Mysore. Yes, I am referring to the stunning palace used by Tipu Sultan. Lavishly done up with intricate frescoes and teak pillars, the splendour of this palace dominates the surrounding bustle of the Krishnarajendra City Market. The palace also stands close to quite a few other interesting hot spots such as Venkataraman Temple, Kempegowda's fort, and Jama Masjid. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens/ Established by Tipu Sultan's father, Hyder Ali, in the 18th century, the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens or Red Garden continues to be an indispensable part of one's Bangalore travel itinerary. These captivating landscaped gardens sprawl across an area of some 96 acres and have played no mean feat in getting Bangalore the sobriquet of 'the garden city'. The garden is full of globally famous plants and hundreds of years old trees. Bengaluru Palace/ This is another good place to experience the royal splendour of an old era during your Bangalore trip. Largely modelled on the Windsor Castle, the Bangaluru Palace doubles up as the Wodeyar family's private residence as well as a tourist attraction. The interiors are lavish and majestic portraits adorn the walls of the huge galleries. The grounds outside are famous for serving as the venue for gala events played out by well known names such as Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith to name a few. Tourist places near Bangalore/ Sometimes, Bangalore gets a wee bit boring from a typically touristy point of view. However, one can head off attle further to some of the other wonderful tourist places near Bangalore. Just a couple of such lovely places to visit are Coorg and Wayand. Here is attle introduction to these two tourist hotspots, which are often used by local residents as weekend getaways from Bangalore. Coorg Weekend Tour/ By road, the distance from Bangalore to Coorg is some 256 km and you can get there by cab in about 5 hours. Coorg makes for a fine place with its sprawling coffee plantations, rolling hills and valleys, verdant jungles of teak, and some lovely trails for trekking. The destination's timeless appeal has earned it epithetske 'Kashmir of the South' and 'Scotland of India'. Some of the best attractions in Coorg are the cascading Iruppu Falls, Abbi Falls, and the Nisargadhama Forest. A Wayanad Getaway/ The Bangalore to Wayanad distance is about 277 km by road and it takes some five to six hours to reach the place. The destination emerges as a nature lover's paradise and does full justice to its name Wayanad or 'land of paddy fields'. Along with its fabulous landscape, Wayanad also holds a lot of promise for history buffs. The most popular tourist spots include Chembra Peak, Sentinal Rock Waterfalls, and Neelimala Viewpoint. Plenty of buses are available to the destination. In fact, the starting fare for a Bangalore to Wayanad bus is usually about INR 300. So, you see, despite modern day growth and development, tourism in Bangalore still manages to hold its own. In fact, the growth of a young population with disposable incomes has also led to a spurt in leisure travel. Furthermore, there has been a renewed interest in the different Bangalore tourist places. The reason is that the destination keeps swelling with a migrant population, which is a stranger to the city but wants to get well acquainted with everything in and around Bangalore. About iXiGO was launched in 2007 and has quickly become a leading online and mobile travel search engine from South Asia. The company has been decorated with numerous awards. About Trip Planner Trip Planner has taken the travel world by storm in the few short months of its launch. This is a one of a kind product that addresses almost all questions that a traveller may have while going from one destination to another.

Beautiful Kerala Discover the exquisiteness inside the town!

´╗┐Kerala, a nature's gift! It is specially being known as a gift of God to us. It is famous for the natural beauty and gorgeous beaches. Travelling in Kerala is as trouble-free and satisfying as a glide through its backwaters. In this article, we have highlighted everything from Temples to Churches, Beaches to Houseboat, National parks to Museums, etc. It is always on high on thest of tourists to visit as it has exclusive and gorgeous variety of attractions. Its unique culture and tremendously striking surroundings, which contrasts with the fast-moving modern world, make Kerala the just right destination for relaxing and rejuvenating! Intravello offer many kerala tour packages and customized kerala holiday packages as per client's preference. Don't miss these top Kerala attractions and things to do: 1.Beaches & Lake - In Kerala, we have a lot of beautiful beaches and lake, all are famous in their own way. Thest includes Cherai Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Muzhappilangad beach, Payyambalam Beach and Sasathamcotta Lake. Two of them have the best features for which they are very famous and in topst of tourists, Sasathamcotta Lake - it is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala & Muzhappilangad beach - it is the longest drive-in beach in the India. We include the best of them in our Kerala holiday package. 2.Temples & Churches - There are a lot of temples and churches that attracts Indian as well as international tourists to visit Goa. The famous one are Santa Cruz Basilica, Vaikom temple, St. Francis church, Padmanabhaswamy temple, Ernakulam shiva temple, Vadakkunnathan temple, Thiruvambady temple, Ettumanoor mahadevar temple, Our lady of dolours basilica, Aranmula temple, Attukal temple, Koodalmanikyam temple, Thirunelli temple, Palayur church, and many more. 3.National Park, Forts & Museums - Tellicherry fort, Thiruvananthapuram zoo, Pallipuram fort, Indo portuguese museum, Jawaharlal nehru stadium kochi, Napier Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, and many more. If you want to make your trip unforgettable then never miss the day at Houseboat. It will give you a pleasure to have the experience of the naturally splendour gifted by God. In the Kerala houseboat, you will have rooms to stay and calm down and the stunning surrounded natural situation. Houseboat has been specifically designed to give a feelingke a home. In essence, you will be having an experience without any traffic, noise and people around it. Intravello prefers you to visit the place with your family, friends and loved ones. Intravello is a tour and travel agency which offers distinguish services to the customers. We are dealing into best holiday tour packages for domestic as well as international. We also provide quality flights services at a good price. For more information about us and to know more about services, please visit us at