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.
Guddeangadi is a small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka. It is a part of the Udupi district which is considered to be one of the oldest educational centres. It is also famous for its folk dance and drama form which is known as ‘Yakshagana.’ It is in close proximity to the Arabian Sea and hence experiences extreme humidity for most parts of the year.
Places to Stay
The nearest place to find accommodation here is in the town of Udupi (21 km). Hotels like Kediyoor Hotels, Hotel Shambhavi (Tariff-Rs. 1250), Hotel Century Exclusive (Tariff-Rs. 1300), and Hotel Karavali provide comfortable accommodation.
Kannada is the official language spoken here. Konkani and the regional dialect of Tulu are the other important languages here.
The Krishna Janmashtami and the Mahashivratri are the two major festivals celebrated here. The other major ones include Makar Sankranti, Holi, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Udupi (21 km) is a major tourist attraction close to Guddeangadi. Places like St. Mary’s Island, Malpe (26 km), The Shree Krishna Temple (32 km), the Barkana Falls (75 km), and Attur Church (46 km) are places worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Guddeangadi is the Mangalore Airport (100 km).
Guddeangadi has its own railway station. The junction closest to it is the Mangalore Railway station (108 km).
Guddeangadi has its own bus stop. Operators like Durgamba Motors, Anand Travels, Ganesh Travels & Tours, and SRS Travels provide their services here. These buses also ply to Mumbai, Thissur, Mangalore as well as Bangalore. Online bus booking facility is the most convenient way to book your tickets.