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6 Indian Monuments that lure at night

Blog, Destinations, Heritage & Culture - GoroadTrip - October 27, 2015

While the tour is considered a daily activity, the night owls are not all lost. There are many monuments in our country that are open at night. In addition, their appeal is more intense and the charm of the sunset and the darkness even more accentuated.

Temple of Somnath, Gujarat:

This temple in Somnath is one of 12 Jyothirlings of India. Freely translated, Jyothirling means the radiation of Shiva Linga. A famous religious center, the Temple of Somnath, stands out at night during the Arathi evening. A show of light and sound, “Jay Somnath,” depicting the journey of the Temple of Destruction by the Persians to their present restored state, follows the Arathi.

Victoria Memorial, Calcutta:

This colossal white marble building on the shores of the Hooghly River, with its lush gardens built by the British, has a different aura at night. When illuminated by lights, the building looks ethereal with the gentle reflection of the Hooghly River.

Mysore Palace, Mysore:

This Taj Mahal from Mysore will definitely come out more when the lights are on. Come on Dasara, the shine rises with more than 96,000 lights used for about two months.

Golden Temple, Amritsar:

In Amritsar one has the impression that the golden temple never sleeps. It still sounds sacred prayers and resonates with a liveliness you can never beat. It opens at 2am, but this time may vary by month.

Amber Fort, Jaipur:

The Amber Fort lies in the hills and is a manifestation of the Rajputs and their manners. The beauty of the fort is awakened by the lights at night. As a bonus, a show of light and sound, written by the famous lyricist Gulzar, takes place near Lake Maota of the Fort.

Fort Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer:

Another fortress that attracts during the day, but still attracts attention at night, is the Jaisalmer Fort. The vision of the fort, shining with the light under a clear night sky, remains in the memory of eternity.

Yes, the night attracts with many monuments to visit. To replace these sunglasses with a jacket, the night is young!

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7 Green Gardens of Karnataka

Blog, Destinations - GoroadTrip - October 16, 2015

The most famous garden in the state is the Brindavan or Vrindavan Garden of Mysore. There was a time in the 60s and 70s where all the songs around the tree were portrayed among the lovers in these gardens, beautifully lit in rainbow colors and fountains bubbling to different heights. These gardens were designed in the Mughal style of the Khalmir Shalimar Gardens. It is in Mandya District and part of Krishnarajasagara Dam is built over the Kaveri River. It is a main attraction of Srirangapatna, the capital of Tipu Sultan Brindavan Gardens, KRS Dam, Mysore

The plan and execution of this garden was started in 1927 and lasted 5 years. The Krishnarajasagar Dam, one of the country’s first dams, was built by engineer Sir Sir Visvesharaya during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, a great lover of gardens and parks. The Maharaja Dewan, Sir Mirza Ismail, designed the enchanting garden. This garden is so popular that it attracts almost 2 million tourists every year.

Brindavan Gardens, Mysore

Just below the dam you can stroll through the beautiful gardens that stretch across 3 terraces on each side of large artificial lakes called the South North Courtyards. All kinds of beautiful flowering trees give the gardens a lot of charm. The garden has carvings of animals created by shaping and cutting shrubs. The pergolas in the shade of vines and gazebos make it a charming place. The musical fountains that light up every evening in the colors of the rainbow break into melodic music and resemble real fairy tales. The gardens include a 75-hectare fruit tree and 2 horticultural farms, Nagavana (30 acres) and Chandravana (5 acres).

Back in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka is called Garden City. In Bangalore, there are many public gardens that are among the best in the country. You can not separate the Bangalore image from Cubbon Park and Lalbagh.

Lalbagh or the Red Garden is a botanical garden that houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants and has four separate entrances. The garden was originally commissioned by Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore, and later supplemented by his son Tipu Sultan. The garden design was imported from Mughal and Tipu trees and plants from many countries. The foundation of his iconic house, modeled on the London Crystal Palace, was laid on November 30, 1898, by Prince Albert Victor. On the two special national holidays, the 26th of January (Republic Day) and the 15th of August (Independence Day), there are two annual flower exhibitions. There is a beautiful little lake where many species of birds live. The gardens, which were created in the 18th century, were the first turf clock in India and the largest collection of rare plants of the subcontinent. The rock with the Kempegowda tower is in the middle and it has a complex irrigation system for irrigation. A geological monument to the formation of peninsula gneiss is also a tourist attraction in the gardens.

Lal Bagh, Bangalore

A visit to the “Janapada Jaatre” in Lalbagh on the second and fourth weekend of the month is a wonderful cultural experience with traditional costumes and musical instruments. This popular fair features folk dances, music and plays from all parts of Karnataka.

The 400-year-old Hebbal Kempapura Lake (1537) was founded by Kempe Gowda and is a bird sanctuary within the city. The Bangalore Bird Watching Club meets here and pictures of more than 350 species of birds have been spotted in this park!

Ulsoor Lake is an important lung area and one of the largest lakes in Bangalore. It stretches over 123 acres and has several islands that make a great backdrop for sunsets and sunrises. It has navigation facilities, a children’s playground and fountains making it a fun destination for family outings.

Cubbon Park, across from Vidhana Soudha, stretches over 300 acres, has beautifully landscaped lawns and flowering trees. Planned and created in 1864 CE, this beautiful wooded place is a paradise for joggers and walkers. The playground offers entertainment and recreation for children. Near Cubbon Park is the Nehru Children’s Park (Bal Bhawan) and the aquarium. A tug-chug train meandering through the area is a popular activity for children and adults.

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In Hubli the Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden is a place of fairy tales. Made entirely of glass, it resembles that of Lalbagh Gardens, Bengaluru. The glass house has huge lawns and an ice rink. The flower shows are beautiful. Discover the musical fountain that plays on weekends and holidays.

Garden of the glasshouse, Hubli

Mangalore Lalbagh is located about 3 km north of Hampan Katta. It is a happening in the city with many restaurants and restaurants. The Mangalore City Corporation is here.

In Karnataka, in towns and villages, you will find neat private gardens that are a rush of color. In March, the trees on the streets burst in beautiful flowers and you can see yellow, orange, purple and red flowers lighten the landscape. Roses in this state are something special!

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Wildlife in Bisle Ghat: The Lovable Loris

Blog, Wild life & Conservation - GoroadTrip - October 5, 2015

You cross the dense ferns and the evergreen bamboo forests that bring you to Bisle and are 24 kilometers from the misery of the potholes. a nervous distraction from any hope you had to escape the mystery of these hills. Be careful! Before you lose your nerve for fear of missing one of the West’s best ghats.

Let’s introduce you to the best, the most corrective: the most charming excuse to fall in love with Bisle Ghat in just two words: Slender Loris.

Slender Loris, Bisle Ghat

Lean Loris – this truly adorable primate, whose most striking feature is a pair of big, fast eyes, seems to be either permanent or trance-scared. If you can spot any of these nocturnal creatures, their amber eyes will shine in the flashing light of your torch.

The elusive lories make their living on the forest of these deplorable ghat roads that you had to cross. The fact that these roads are not well developed leaves many trees and shrubs intact and provides ample space for this tree-like mammal.

The semi-evergreen forest is the Loris paradise. There are two types of slender loris: Mysore Slender Loris and Malabar Slender Loris; this is endemic to Western Ghats.

Habitat and reputation:

Bisle Ghat provides a unique nocturnal habitat for this social animal that has been observed dormant in a group but feeds separately. The best time to discover them is early in the morning, listen carefully for a high-pitched, booming buzzing that sounds squeaky but smooth.

It will certainly take some time for a recruit to recognize those high notes that permeate the heavy jungle air, but listen and you’ll probably never forget the sound.

Finally, internalize while listening to night walks in the Western Ghats.

Group behavior and sleeping patterns:

Like many other members of their family, thin lories have many characteristics that are strangely similar to humans. Lonely men hold their knees to their chest as they fall asleep quickly, clinging to branches, others sleeping in bound arms and groups of two or three.

Loris in the Western Ghat breed in large trunks of hollow trees and also tend to hang their heads as they sleep in their empty houses. These are extremely docile and peaceful beings who have been rated “endangered” by the IUCN.

Slender Loris, Bisle Ghat

When it comes to eating habits, they can chew on a celotus (garden lizard) like a carrot. Her small wrists end with five fingers (five fingers) that are capable and able to demand meals from her semi-permanent habitat of bamboo and samrani, among others.

Well, now that you know it, do not exhaust yourself with the good energy, by hiding the roads that lead to Bisle, do not forget to look out for the adorable lories that make their home from those winding roads.

Do you want to learn more about the Malabar Whistling Thrush at Charmadi Ghat?

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