I arrived at Bugle Rock, Bangalore which was a massive rock in Basavanagudi area of South Bangalore. The rock had abruptly risen above the ground of peninsular gneiss. This rock has generated
interests among the scientific community. Kempe Gowda, feudal ruler of Bangalore has built a tower on the Bugle Rock from where one can have a panoramic view of Bangalore city. It is believed
that at sunset a sentry blows the bugle and holds a torch which can be seen from the other three watch towers which were also built by the Kempe Gowda. This was done to indicate people that
everything was safe there.
Many rocks on the Bugle
Rock next to the temple had hollows which were used to light lamps. The massive rock is surrounded by the charming park with lush trees and dozens of fountains. Bugle Rock is popularly known
as Kahale Bande. There is a small building and a musical fountain with Kannada Sahithis murals and pictures very beautifully done. I saw many ponds and trees over there. I saw a Dodda Ganesha
temple, Lord Shiva and a big bull-nandi’s temple over there.
This is a geological monument of India listed by Geological Survey of India. This rock is an endless source material for research to the geologists and scientists. It is also called the “walkers paradise” as the trees are densely linked. I heard the sound made by the bats perching on the trees. It was really a pleasant atmosphere which enchanted me and soothed my mind. I also saw thousands of butterflies of different colours which were flying all over and was like heaven’s paradise.
The Bull Temple of this place is famous as it is the biggest temple to Nandi in the world. A spring
beneath the Nandi is the source of the Vrishabharati River which flows to the west of Bangalore. I saw many people came to the park for picnic and enjoying there. The Bugle Rock is the basement
on which the supracrustal rocks of the Dharwar Group were deposited. The composite gneiss was formed by migmatization of meta-igneous rocks and Meta sedimentary. During the Bugle Rock visit, we
acquired the knowledge of its origin and its value enriched my knowledge. I really loved the place and want everyone to visit the place. I was really tired so I headed towards my hotel, The