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tgblog Jun 21 2014

Basavanagudi: A Heritage Locality

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Basavanagudi — an area planned by Standish Lee, a well-known British town planner — is a heritage locality that still has remnants of old English bungalows and large circles that are evident in the vicinity. Gandhi Bazaar, a famous bazaar in Bangalore, now stands on what used to be Karanji tank. This neighbourhood takes its name from Basava meaning bull and Gudi which means temple. This area was earlier called as Sunkenahalli. Famous landmarks here are the Bull Temple and Gandhi Bazaar. Basavanagudi is a favourite spot among Kannada movie and soap opera directors as it portrays old Bangalore. As […..]

tgblog Jun 21 2014

Munnar: The Land of Mountains and Mists

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Mountains always evoke nostalgia as I am from the hills. Growing up amidst the verdant rolling hills and the mist has never been a deterrent for me to visit the hill stations, anywhere in India. If anyone were to ask me whether I prefer the beaches or the mountains; it will be both. I can spend hours just staring at the misty mountains or simply gaze at the sea beyond the horizon, never tiring. Getting Started: Munnar, Kerala Munnar in the Anaimalai Range of Kerala has been in my list of must-visit places. It was only last October that the […..]

tgblog Jun 21 2014

Tarkali – The Thailand of India

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Sun, sand and beach – who wouldn’t want such a getaway to be in if possible for the rest of his/her life? Given the constraints of modern working day life, such an idea of spending life in a fairy-tale destination is not exactly very feasible. However, what one can actually dare think about is venturing into such a destination once in a while. A weekend holiday in a sea-side resort is a tempting idea for many working professionals. With cheap flight tickets available, such retreats can be easily undertaken in a matter of hours. In India, when one speaks of […..]

tgblog Jun 14 2014

Domlur

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Domlur, a busy neighborhood in East Bangalore, has an identity of its own. The Airport Road Flyover in the area is a landmark in itself. It might be transitioning into one of the busiest commercial centres with several multinational companies, high-end showrooms, luxury hotels and restaurants booming in the locality, but the 10th century Chokkanathaswamy Temple in the neighbourhood that dates back to the Chola dynasty speaks of the rich historical past. Formerly, called the Bhagat Singh Nagar, Domlur supposedly got its name from ‘Tombalur’, a kind of flower. Writings in the Chokkanathaswamy Temple stand testimony to the fact. Strategically […..]

tgblog Jun 14 2014

J.P. Nagar

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J.P. Nagar, a residential locality, lying between Jayanagar, Banashankari, and BTM Layout is a systematically planned and developed area. The neighbourhood came up when Ramakrishna Hegde was the chief minister of Karnataka. It was formed as an extension for Jayanagar and Banashankari after the IT boom in the city J.P. Nagar was named after Jaya Prakash Narayan, a Bharat Ratna awardee. The locality is a huge area connecting Kanakapura Road, Bannerghatta Road and Marenahalli Road. Many commercial establishments have also come up all across the area. Its proximity to several city centres has made it convenient for the residents here. […..]