Bugle Rock, Bangalore- Marvelous and Completely Natural

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.

Watch Towers
Watch Towers | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

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.

Bugle Rock
Bugle Rock | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

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 Park.

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

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