Bugle Rock, Bengaluru

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Bugle Rock is a massive rock in the Basavanagudi area of South Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka. It is an abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss as the main rock formation and with an assessed age of about 3,000 million years. Bugle Rock has generated wide interest among the scientific community.
Kempe Gowda II (who came to power in 1585), the feudal ruler of Bangalore, is credited with building four watchtowers setting limits for Bangalore's expansion, which included a tower on the Bugle Rock (on the southern boundary) as it commands a panoramic view of Bangalore city. It is said that at sunset a sentry would blow the bugle and hold a torch (Kannada:panju) which was visible from the other three watch towers (one on the southern bank of the Kempambudi tank on the west, the second near Ulsoor Lake in the east and the third tower adjoining Ramana Maharshi Ashram on Bellary Road, namely Mekhri Circle in the north). This was done to inform people that everything was safe at that location and to give a warning bugle call to alert the citizens of any intruders into the city. Most of the rocks on the Bugle Rock, next to the Bull Temple, have hollows, which were once used to light lamps. This landmark spreads over an area of 16acre. This rock is contiguous and similar to the rock at Lalbagh tower.
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  • The property is very good. I have been to once and I found it is worth visiting again . I spent 4 hours here.  more »
  • The Bugle Rock park is named after a rock located in the centre of the park, from where it is said the guardsman could see for a distance and play a bugle to warn if any outsiders were seen. The rock ...  more »
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  • Very well maintained. They have transformed old water tank in to a Marvellous sight seeing. Curves and bends of the landscape is brilliantly used for walkers. Resting Stone sofas too are wonderful. This is also a paradise for old friends meeting and chatting.. periodical music concert here is amazing gift to relaxing people
  • Very well maintained. They have transformed old water tank in to a Marvellous sightseeing. Curves and bends of the landscape is brilliantly used for walkers. Resting Stone sofas too are wonderful. This is also a paradise for old friends meeting and chatting.. periodical music concert here is amazing gift to relaxing people.
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