Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.
Bidalkatte is a small hamlet based in Kundapura (in the Udupi district) in Karnataka. This village is based 35 km north of Udupi, is 15 km from Kundapura and 361 km from Bangalore city. Bidkalkatte is encircled by Udupi in the south, Hosanagara in the north, Tirthahalli in the east and the Karkal taluk in the west. Some cities near Bidkalkatte include Kota, Karkala, Udupi and Moodbidri.
Places to Stay
There are many budget-friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 9 km from Bidalkatte. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Bidalkatte is Tulu. Hindi and Kannada are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Bidalkatte include Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha (September), Diwali (November) and Dussera (October).
Places of Interest
Some places nearby that attract tourists include Kodachaadri (11 km), Kollur (32 km), Udupi (35 km) and Agumbe (37 km.)
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of 81 km from Bidalkatte.
Kundapura is the nearest railway station and is located at a distance of 9 km from Bidalkatte.
Bidalkatte is well-connected with other cities and villages through buses. Some of the best bus operators in this region include SRS Travels and Durgamba Travels. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.