Altitude: 920 meters, Temperature: (deg C)-Summer- Max:35, Min:20; Winter- Max:28, Min:14., Rainfall: 86 cms (June and October),Best Season: Throughout the year (Sep. to March is the best time).
Places Of Interest: Aquarium, Bull Temple, Fort & Tippu's Palace, Ulsoor Lake, Lal Bagh, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Vishveswaraya Industrial & Technological Museum.
Excursions: Bannerghat National Park- 21 kms, Nandi Hills-60 kms, White Field (Kadugodi)- 16 kms, Kolar Gold Fields- 98 kms, Ramohalli- 25 kms, Sati Subramanya- 52 kms, Mysore- 140 kms, Kaivara (Temples of Pandavas)- 79 kms.
By Air: Linked with Calcutta, Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Pune, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad, Calicut and Trivandrum.
By Rail: Directly connected with Ahmedabad, Bombay, Calcutta, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Howrah, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Madras, Mysore, Nagpur, Trivandrum, Vasco-da-Gama (Goa).
By Road: Bandipur- 220 kms, Belur- 322 kms, Madras- 334 kms, Bombay- 998 kms, Cochin- 526 kms, Dandeli- 481 kms, Halebid- 214 kms, Jog Falls- 377 kms, Kodaikanal- 430 kms, Mysore- 140 kms, Panaji- 595 kms, Sravanabelagola- 160 kms, Tirupati- 250 kms.
Belur - Halebid
Altitude: 968 meters, Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 34, Min. 20. Winter- Max. 28, Min. 14., Rainfall: 86 cms. (June to October), Best Season: Throughout the year.
Places Of Interest: Chenakesava Temple, Veernarayan Temple, Kappe Chennigaraya Temple.
Excursions: Halebid- 16 kms, Sravanabelagola- 86 kms, Gorur- 61 kms.
By Air: The nearest airport Mangalore- 154 kms is connected to Bangalore, Bombay and Madras.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Hassan- 37 kms is connected to Mangalore.
By Road: Bangalore- 222 kms, Halebid- 16 km, Hassan- 37 kms, Mangalore- 154 kms, Mysore- 155 kms, Shravanabelagola- 86 kms, Belur- 91 kms, Halebid- 117 kms.
Deluxe – Lalitha Mahal Palace, Rajendra Vilas Palace. Krishnarajasagar Hotel.
Standard – Metropole, Dasaprakash Paradise.
Excursions: Somnathpur- 40 kms, Sravanabelgola- 99 kms, Belur- 91 kms, Halebid- 117 kms.
By Air: The nearest Airport is Bangalore.
By Road: 140 kms from Bangalore.
Area: 10.3 sq.km., Altitude: 176.7 mts., Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 38, Min. 23. Winter- Max. 29, Min. 15., Rainfall: 50 cms., Best Season: October to March.
Places Of Interest: Badami Caves, Badami Fort, Sculpture Gallery.
Excursions: Aihole- 44 kms, Banashankari Temple- 50 kms, Guledgud- 24 kms, Lakkundi- 82 kms, Mahakuta- 14 kms, Naganath Temple- 10 kms, Pattadakal- 22 kms, Kada Siddeswara Temple, Jambulinga Temple, Galaganatha Temple, Sanghameswara Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Papanatha Temple, Jain Temple, Shivayoga, Mandira- 11 kms, Pattadakal.
By Air: The nearest airport Belgaum- 192 kms is connected to Bombay.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Badami.
By Road: Connected to important places in the south.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 41, Min. 37. Winter- Max. 27, Min. 24., Best Season: October to March.
Places of Interest: Virupaksha Temple, Monolithic Ganeshas, Krishna Temple, Monolithic Narsimha, Hazara Rama Temple, Elephant Stables, Zenana Enclosures, Royal Performance Zone, Royal Residences, Quieen's Bath, Vittala Temple, Achyuta Raya Temple, Kodandarama Temple.
Excursions: Tungabhadra Dam-17 kms.
By Air: The nearest airport is Bellary- 77 kms, Belgaum- 259 kms, Bangalore- 353 kms.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Hospet- 13 kms which is connected to Bangalore, Hubli and Guntakal.
By Rail: Connected to Aihole- 156 kms, Badami- 189 kms, Bangalore- 353 kms, Bellary- 77 kms, Bidar- 379 kms, Bijapur- 254 kms, Hungund Gadag- 91 kms, Gulbarga- 264 kms, Guntakal- 133 kms, Hassan- 335 kms, Hospet- 13 kms, Hubli- 154 kms, Hyderabad- 416 kms, Mysore- 366 kms, Raichur- 194 kms.
Nagarhole National Park
Area: 572.90 sq.km. Altitude: 800-850 meters, Temperature: (deg C) Max. 33 Deg.C. Min. 14 Deg.C., Rainfall: 1300 - 1800 mm. (June to September), Best Season: September to May.
Places Of Interest:
Forest Types:Southern tropical semi-evergreen forests. Southern tropical dry deciduous forests. Southern tropical moist mixed deciduous forests. Scrub forests. Lush, green, grassy swamps.
Fauna:Lots of animals and birds.
Excursions: Bandipur National Park- 100 kms, Madikeri- 93 kms, Mysore- 96 kms.
By Air: The nearest airport is Mysore- 96 kms, Bangalore- 236 kms.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Mysore- 96 kms.
By Road: Bangalore- 236 kms, Madikeri- 93 kms, Mysore- 96 kms.
Bandipur National Park
Area: 874 sq.kms., Altitude: 780 to 1454.5 meters, Temperature: (deg C)-Maximum 29 Deg. Minimum 17 Deg., Rainfall: 1000 mm., Best Season: May to June & September to November.
Places Of Interest:
Forest Types:Southern Tropical Moist-mixed deciduous forests, Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests, Scrub Forests. Flora Forests consists predominantly of teak (tectona grandis) with its main associate species like rosewood.
Fauna: Lots of wild animals tiger, elephant, deer, wild boar etc.
Excursions: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary- 19 kms, Mysore- 80 kms, Udhagamandalam (Ootacamund)- 79 kms, Gopalaswamy Hills- 20 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport is Mysore- 80 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Mysore- 80 kms.
By Road: Bangalore- 220 kms, Coimbatore- 168 kms, Mysore- 80 kms. Udhagmandalam ( Ooty)- 79 kms.