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.
Harogolige is a small village in Tirthahalli Taluk in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It comes under Harogolige Panchayath and belongs to the Bangalore division. It is located 51 km towards west from the district headquarters Shivamoga and 311 km from the state capital-Bangalore. Harogolige is situated between the borders of the Shimoga district and Chikmagalur district. Shimoga, Sagar, Karkala, and Tarikere are the nearby cities.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Harogolige. Few options that one can choose from are Jewel Rock Hotel, Hotel Welcome and Subhadra Hotel.
The official language of Harogolige is Kannada.
The important festivals of Harogolige are the Karaga Festival-in March-April, Hoysala Mahotsava in March, and Hampi Festival-in November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Harogolige. Some of these places include Agumbe (28 km), Sringeri (34 km), Honnemardu (49 km), Shimoga (49 km), and Horanadu (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Harogolige is the Bajpe Airport (100 km).
Harogolige is well connected with the Arasalu Railway Station. It is located about 39 km away from the town.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore, Shimoga, Sagar, Karkala, and Pune. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hind Travels, Rajas Tours and Smart Ways travels. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.