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Bugle Rock Park

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Bugle Rock Park In Basavanagudi Mixes History With Leisure And Plenty of Greenery

Tanmay posted on 09 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

The Bugle rock formation in Basavanagudi is interesting to both scientists and the general public alike, albeit for different reasons. But it’s a nice place to be and to relax, for a day or an evening. Almost 3,000 million years old, this rock formation has a park around it as well.

Old Is Gold

One of the oldest rock formations in the world, Bugle Rock gets its name from an age old practice of a sentry holding a torch and blowing a bugle to alert people of an intruder or to tell everyone that the area is safe. The rock formation is very similar to the one at Lalbagh and is spread over an area of 16 acres. Most of the rocks here are hollow, used as lamps {yes, a 3 billion-year-old lamp, sounds really cool}. One of the four watch towers in Bangalore was built here by Kempe Gowda I. The watch tower was where the sentry would blow the bugle and it was said that the torch light would be visible from the other watch towers in the city.

Around Bugle Rock Park

Bugle Rock Park is one of the green lungs of Bangalore, with the lush flora and also waterfalls. It even has 3 temples that you can visit. There is also a walking and jogging track in the park, amidst the greenery, frequented by locals every day of the week. You could do a small workout at the open gym, amongst nature and not four walls. Keep an eye out and you could spot many bats here, fruit bats to be precise. The park is a nice place to come and relax or see the statues of some famous Bangaloreans, like Kempe Gowda 1, famous litterateur DV Gundappa and more. There’s even an amphitheatre here that has a capacity of 300 people. It is used for cultural, social and awareness events.

Around Bugle Rock Park

Adjacent to the park is the bull temple or Dodda Basavana Guddi, which houses one of the largest idols of Nandi in the world. Opposite to the park is a restaurant called Kamat Bugle Rock, spread over three floors. But, head here especially for their North Karnataka style meals, served on banana leaves to support the monstrous appetite.

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Bugle Rock Park

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locationBasavanagudi

Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

Parks

Bugle Rock Park

locationBasavanagudi