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Vrishabhavathi River


The Vrishabhavathi River is a minor river that flows north of the Indian city of Bangalore. The Vrishabhavathi is a tributary of the Arkavathy River. The majority of the sewage emanating from Bangalore is carried by these two rivers.

About Bangalore: is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city[2] and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration.

Though historical references to the city predate 900 CE, a modern written history of continuous settlement exists only from 1537, when Kempe Gowda I, who many regard as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud-brick fort at the site and established it as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. During the British Raj, it became a centre of colonial rule in South India. The establishment of the Bangalore Cantonment brought in large numbers of migrants from other parts of the country.

Today, as a large and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to some of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its preeminent position as the nation's leading IT employer and exporter.[3] A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India. The city of Bengaluru is the first Indian city to have an air-conditioned bus stop, located near Cubbon Park at Hudson Circle. It was built by Airtel

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Address:The Vrishabhavathi River is a minor river that flows north of the Indian city of Bangalore.
Nearest City:Bangalore
Best time to visit: summer season, March-July


Due to its high elevation, Bangalore usually enjoys salubrious climate throughout the year, although freak heat waves can make things very uncomfortable in the summer.[25] The coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 15.1 °C and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 33.6 °C.[26] The highest temperature ever recorded in Bangalore is 38.9 °C and the lowest ever is 7.8 °C (on January 1884).[27][28] Winter temperatures rarely drop below 12 °C (54 °F), and summer temperatures seldom exceed 36-37 °C (100 °F). Bangalore receives rainfall from both the northeast and the southwest monsoons and the wettest months are September, October and August, in that order.[26] The summer heat is moderated by fairly frequent thunderstorms, which occasionally cause power outages and local flooding. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a 24-hour period is 179 millimetres (7.0 in) recorded on 1 October 1997


After centuries of the rule of the Western Gangas, Bengaluru was captured by the Cholas in 1024 CE which later passed on to the Chalukya-cholas in 1070. In 1116 the Hoysala Empire, overthrew the Cholas and extended its rule over Bangalore. Modern Bangalore was founded by a vassal of the Vijayanagara Empire, Kempe Gowda I, who built a mud-brick fort and a Nandi Temple in the proximity of modern Bangalore in 1537. Kempe Gowda referred to the new town as his "gandubhu-mi" or "Land of Heroes".[8]

Within Bangalore Fort, the town was divided into smaller divisions - each called a "pete" (IPA: [pe?te?]). The town had two main streets - Chikkapete Street, which ran east-west, and Doddapete Street, which ran north-south. Their intersection formed the Doddapete Square - the heart of Bangalore. Kempe Gowda's successor, Kempe Gowda II, built four famous towers that marked Bangalore's boundary.[13] During the Vijayanagara rule, Bangalore was also referred to as "Devara-yanagara" and "Kalya-napura" ("Auspicious City"). After the fall of the Vijayanagara Empire, Bangalore's rule changed hands several times. In 1638, a large Bijapur army led by Ranadulla Khan and accompanied by Shahji Bhonsle defeated Kempe Gowda III and Bangalore was given to Shahji as a jagir. In 1687, the Mughal general Kasim Khan defeated Ekoji, son of Shahji, and then sold Bangalore to Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar (1673-1704) of Mysore for 300,000 rupees.[14][15] After the death of Krishnaraja Wodeyar II in 1759, Hyder Ali, Commander-in-Chief of the Mysore Army, proclaimed himself the de facto ruler of Mysore. The kingdom later passed to Hyder Ali's son Tippu Sultan, known as the Tiger of Mysore. Bangalore was eventually incorporated into the British Indian Empire after Tippu Sultan was defeated and killed in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799). The British returned administrative control of the Bangalore "pe-te-" to the Maharaja of Mysore, choosing only to retain the Cantonment under their jurisdiction. The 'Residency' of Mysore State was first established at Mysore in 1799 and later shifted to Bangalore in the year 1804. It was abolished in the year 1843 only to be revived in 1881 at Bangalore and to be closed down permanently in 1947, with Indian independence. The British, found it easier to recruit employees in the Madras Presidency and relocate them to cantonment area during this period. The Kingdom of Mysore relocated its capital from Mysore city to Bangalore in 1831.[16] Two important developments during this period contributed to the rapid growth of the city: the introduction of telegraph connections and a rail connection to Madras in 1864.

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* Lal Bagh: is a well known botanical garden , commissioned by the ruler of Mysore , Hyder Ali. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda I.
* Cubbon Park: It is another famous centrally located park of the City known for its toy train.
* Bugle Rock {bugle is called Kahale (????)) is a massive rock situated in Basavanagudi which is an abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss as the main rock formation and with an assessed age of about 3000 million years.
* Forum Mall: It is the first of its kind Malls in Bangalore City and a hotspot for the city's youngsters. See Also List of shopping malls in Bangalore.
* Vidhana Soudha: is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style, sometimes described as 'Neo-Dravidian', incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles.
* Attara Kacheri , (Karnataka High Court) : Overlooking Vidhana Sabha is this red brick and stone building in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the High Court for the state of Karnataka.
* Bangalore Palace: (1862) is a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India and is built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.
* Brigade Road is one of the busiest commercial centers of Bangalore.
* Commercial Street: Another busy commercial centre of Bangalore.
* MG Road, Bangalore: also called "South Parade" is the most important landmark of Bangalore
* Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Located near K R Market , Bangalore.Built in 1791, this beautiful two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu's favourite summer retreats. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime. Fort is located there.
* Venkatappa Art Gallery
* Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum : The museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861-1962).
* ISKCON Temple : (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. The 7-acre (28,000 m2) temple is situated on west of chord road, Rajajinagar and finest fusion of modern and traditional elements of architecture.
* Mayo Hall : It was designed in the memory of Lord Mayo and is as one of the finest designs of British architecture.
* St Patrick's church: Built in 1844 this is one of the oldest churches in Bangalore and is situated on Residency Road.
* Bull Temple : Built by Kempe Gowda I, it is reminiscent of the 16th century Dravidian style architecture. It has a huge granite monolith of Nandi. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudi.
* Huge Shiva in old Airport Road : Built by owner of Kids Kemp-A retail outlet, is a huge Idol of Lord Shiva & Ganesha. It is completely made of plaster of paris. It is also a tourist attraction in recent times.
* Infant Jesus Church : Established in 1979 by Rev. Dr. Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, the church draws huge crowds on Thursday, the day dedicated to Infant Jesus.
* Electronics City : The nerve of the Silicon Valley of India.
* HAL Aeronautical Museum : Museum of aircraft, aerospace, navigation and communication equipment , maintained by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
* St. Mary's Basilica : It is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica.[3][4] It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.
* Lakes in Bangalore : Lakes including Ulsoor lake, Sanky tank etc.
* Restaurants in Bangalore are the main pastime for most Bangaloreans. Tourists need not worry as the variety spans not only all Indian cuisines, but there are also a large number of specialty restaurants. There are numerous methods of finding out the best restaurants including printed food guides, services such as Hungry Bangalore, and telephone directories.
o Traditional South Indian Favourites include MTR (Lalbagh Road) - famous for its idlys and silver plates, Vidhyarthi Bhavan - specialty Masala Dosa, Brahmins - idly,vada out of a garage, and Ganesh Dosa Camp.
o Higher end favourites are not limited to the five stars, although many of the restaurants are excellent. Some restaurants popular with tourists include Tandoor for North Indian on MG Road, Orange Peels in Commercial Street, Watermelon Shells on MG Road, Pussi (hindi for cave) in Jayanagar, and Samarkhand (Afghani/North Indian food with authentic atmosphere, famous for fried lowdas) on Infantry Road.
* Pubs in Bangalore - Bangalore is called Pub Capital of India.

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Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the country through the Indian Railways. The Rajdhani Express connects Bangalore to New Delhi, the capital of India. The city is also connected to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Kochi, as well as other major cities in Karnataka.
Nearest Airport:Bangalore is served by the newly-built Bengaluru International Airport (IATA code: BLR) which started operations from 24 May 2008. The city was earlier served by the HAL Airport which was India's fourth busiest airport.[48][49][50] Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines have their headquarters in Bangalore.[51]
Road Transport:Buses operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are also a means of public transport available in the city.[55] While commuters can buy tickets on boarding these buses, BMTC also provides an option of a bus pass to frequent users. BMTC also runs air-conditioned, red-coloured Volvo buses on major routes.[55] The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation runs 10,400 buses, connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other states.

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* Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km2) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.
* Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 km from Chickballapur Taluq, 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidrug hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.
o Skandagiri is 75 km away from Bangalore. Trekking point near to Nandi hills.
* Muthyalamaduvu :is a picnic spot near Anekal, 40 km from Bangalore. In the local Kannada language, Muthyalamaduvu means 'pearl valley' (muthu = pearl and maduvu = valley), apparently named for its 92 meter waterfall, whose falling water appears to look like drops of pearl.
* Thottikallu is a place 25 km from Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls.
* Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore off the Magadi road. The hill is famous for a temple and is also believed to be among the largest monolith hills in the world. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam.
* Tippagondanahalli Reservoir , also known as T G Halli or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore.
* Wonderla , amusement park located in Mysore road, 40 km from Bangalore.
* Dodda Alada Mara, is a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli that is 28 km away, is a picnic spot.[5]
* Mekedaatu, literally meaning "Goat's Jump", is 110 km away on Kanakapura Road. Nearby is another tourist attraction, Sangama, where two rivers join.
* Pyramid valley : The biggest pyramid shaped meditation hall in the world. Also, the largest pyramid in Asia. It stands proud at above 101 feet (31 m). Its base measures 160 ft (49 m) by 160 ft (49 m) with the main meditation area spanning 25,600 sq ft (2,380 m2). The most important fact - it is in Bangalore. Maitreya Buddha Pyramid, is the International Centre (Bangalore), of the Pyramid Spiritual Society's Movement in Pyramid Valley. It is located 30 km from Banashankari Temple, 4 km before Harohalli and 1.2 km just after Kebbedoddi bus stop, on Kanakapura Road. Photo:http://www.pss.org/pss/Photos/PYRAMIDVALLEY/dsc0.jpg
* Devarayanadurga (Kannada: ??????? ?????) is a hill station near Tumkur in the state of Karnataka. It is 65 km from Bangalore. The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of 3,940 feet (1,200 m). It is also famous for Namada Chilume, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali river. Another famous temple in the area is the Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli.
* Srirangapattana : The capital of Mysore under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.
* Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary : a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka. It is a very small sanctuary, being only 0.67 km. in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. Ranganthittu is located near the historic town of Srirangapatna.
* Shivanasamudra Falls (also called Sivasamudram) is an island town dividing the Kaveri River into twin waterfalls, the Gaganachukki and the Barachukki, dropping 90 m. The town is located 120 km from Bangalore, 27 km from Somanathapura and 80 km from Mysore in the Mandya district of the state of Karnataka.
* Mysore (to be renamed Mysuru) (Kannada: ??????) is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division and lies about 140 km (87 mi) southwest of Bangalore.A short distance from Mysore city is the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens where a musical fountain show is held in the evening. One of the most visited monuments in India, the Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palace) is the center of the Dasara festivities.
* Melkote is on the way to Mysore from Bangalore. The place is famous for its Vyramudi Utsava. The main deity here is "Cheluvarayaswamy-The MahaVishnu". A sacred place for Vaishnavites. Also its one of the favourite spots for kannada directors for shooting.

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Planty of hotes are available in bangalore in all renges.

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Three-wheeled, black and yellow auto-rickshaws, referred to as autos, are a popular form of transport.[54] They are metered and can accommodate up to three passengers. Taxi service within Bangalore is provided by several operators commonly referred to as Citi taxis which can carry up to four passengers and are usually metered and more expensive than auto-rickshaws.

BANGALORE: Just 15 km from Bangalore, the Vrishbhavathi river has been reduced to a cesspool. Farmers suffer from skin allergies and cattle are infested with edema. Urban waste has contaminated well water and women tread almost two km for drinking water.
Result: Villages in and around Vrishbhavathi valley are highly polluted, taking a toll on people's health, cultivation and ecology. This was revealed in a study 'Economic and Environmental Implications of Groundwater Degradation in Vrishabhavathi River Basin' done by researchers at the University of Agricultural Sciences here.

The Vrishabhavathi river, which originated in the south-western end of Bangalore, has dried up and now carries industrial effluents, urban sewage and improperly treated water from the BWSSB treatment plant. Three villages around the basin - Ittamadu, Ramanahalli and Gopahalli - were selected for the study. According to N. Nagaraj, who headed the research with H. Chandrashekar and K.P. Mangala, there has been a huge extent of land degradation in the area, with only 259 of the 318 acres of cultivable areas now available.

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Vrishabhavathi Nearest Attraction

Ghati Subramanya
Ghati Subramanya is one of the popular pilgrim centers located near Doddaballapur of Bangalore Rural district. Ghati Subrahmanya is located about 60 Kms from Bangalore.The temple here is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. It is believed that the idol of Shri subrahmanya is self originated.....more
Bannerghatta National Park-Karnataka
Bannerghatta National Park is about 25 km from Bangalore. The National Park boasts of Tiger or Lion safari which takes you on tour of the section where the big cats roam free. You ride inside a poorly designed diesel bus while the animals peer at you quite close by.....more
Chunchi Falls
Chunchi Waterfalls The waterfall is on tributary of Kaveri, lying amidst rocky hills with shrub vegetation. It is a small deviation from the road to Mekedatu, famous for the waterfall through a small gap between two rocks.....more
Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall
Muthyalamaduvu is a picnic spot near Anekal, 40 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.In the local Kannada language, Muthyalamaduvu means 'pearl valley' (muthu = pearl and maduvu = valley), apparently named for its 92 meter waterfall, whose falling water appears to look like drops of pearl.....more