Mumbai - Bangalore- Kolkata: Places to see
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 3:04 PM Last Post By: gululv
Aug 13, 2012 3:40 PM
Aug 13, 2012 10:23 PM
1Bangalore is (undeservedly, IMO) known as the Garden City and you can visit Lalbagh (botanical gardens) and Cubbon Park, the city's main park. Walk around the central part of the city- MG Rd, Brigarde Rd, Church St and around-- bursting with commerce and good restaurants. You can visit some temples- such as the Shiva Temple on Old Airport Rd (has a good statue) and some malls- which the city is famous for.
Nearby is Mysore- around 3 hrs by road- and has the iconic Mysore Palace, one of the better zoos in the country, a landmark church (St Philomena's Church) and Vrindavan Gardens- good for an evening stroll.
Personally I think Delhi is an interesting city- a great example of contrast between east and west etc. But then Delhi and Bangalore are at nearly polar ends of the country- so you might want to consider flying between them to save time.
Aug 14, 2012 2:56 AM
Aug 14, 2012 4:47 AM
3Thank you. Is Bangalore worth visiting you think? I will probably go there because my friend lives there.
Aug 14, 2012 10:48 AM
4Fron Mumbai you could get a train to Hospet and go last 13km by bus/rikshaw to Hampi. Mysore and surroundings are excellent places to visit(search yourself).Maybe catch train directly from Bangalore to Odisha(formerly Orissa)state,Kurda road junction, to go to Puri and than Bubaneshwar and than to Kolkata.
You have only 3 weeks so to me this 5-6 places would be optimal.Do not rush and use common sense.
Aug 15, 2012 2:35 AM
Aug 15, 2012 4:54 AM
6I have not yet ordered. So I could stay longer. I need to plan a little, plus I guess I'm slightly nervous to order and go by myself:) But I see klm has pretty good prices flying in to Mumbai.
Aug 19, 2012 3:51 PM
7Bangalore doesnt seem that interesting place for me apart from that my friend lives there. Mumbai and Kolkata seemes the most interesting of the big cities. India is such a big country it seems hard to know where to start. Are there some interesting regions in mid India (Mumbai-Kolkata) which are not crowded with tourists, but interesting to visit? I know that sounds general:)
Aug 19, 2012 4:44 PM
8My strong advice to you would be to spend as little time as possible in the large cities, they are just not that interesting on a global scale.
On the other hand, smaller places and rural India are often wonderful.
I'd land in Mumbai, then head east to the wonderful sites at Ellora/Ajanta and on to Hampi. From there I'd go south via Mysore(not in itself all that interesting) and into Wyanad/Ooty/Kerala, then on to Banglaore and home. That would be plenty in 3 weeks.
Aug 20, 2012 12:16 AM
Aug 22, 2012 8:44 PM
10Places for visit in Kolkata:
Birla Mandir: This temple built of Sandstone & Marble has silver & Belgian glass artefacts. Messages from the Bhagavad Gita are carved on the interiors.
Kalighat Kali Temple: This is known as the holiest peeth or pith of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India. People come here to offer their prayers and fulfill their wishes.
Belur Math: The Ramakrishna Mission established by Swami Vivekanand is headquartered at Belur Math.
Dakhineshwar Kali Temple: The main edifice is called the Navratna Temple, and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is surrounded by 12 other temples of Lord Shiva
Saint Paul’s Cathedral: Beautiful architecture and exquisite mural paintings of the life and work of St. Paul captivates the visitors. Bishop Wilson lies in his eternal slumber in a coffin inside an underground chamber. The commission plate conferred on him by Queen Victoria is still exhibited at this Cathedral.
The Mother House: The Mother House is located at 54A, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata – 700016, and has the tomb of Mother Teresa and a simple museum chronicling Mother’s life.
Victoria Memorial Garden: Built in memory of Queen Victoria, the main building in the center of this beautiful garden has a museum that houses Victorian memorabilia and British Raj paintings.
Botanical Gardens: The most important garden in the city. A 250 year old Banyan tree is the special attraction.
Millennium Park: A beautiful park on the banks of the river Hoogly. A river cruise service has been started from Fairlee Place near Millennium Park.
Swabhui: A cultural park having a Rajasthani flavor having shops that sell ethnic items. Located at 89C, Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad Sarani, EM Bypass.
South City Mall
City Center, Salt Lake
City Center II, Rajahat
Mani Square Mall
Aug 23, 2012 4:09 PM
11Thanks! I will check it out. It seems hard to plan too much before going there.
Is there a lot of ants around India? I have a problem with ants. I suspect the answer to be yes unfortunately.
Aug 28, 2012 9:30 AM
Aug 28, 2012 10:10 AM
13I am averse to bacteria.
Are there any bacteria in India?
Aug 28, 2012 10:29 AM
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