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.
Hunsur is a small Taluk in the Mysore district of Karnataka. It belongs to the Mysore division and is located 45 km towards west from district headquarters Mysore, and 186 km from state capital Bangalore. Hunsur consist of 323 villages and 31 Panchayats. It is famous for timber. A lot of the people from Hunsur benefit from the trade of teak wood. Hunsur Teak is noted for its quality and durability. This location is also a growing market for sheep farming. Kannada actor-turned-producer-director Dwarkish, popular director Bargava, and director-producer Yogish Hunsur hail from Hunsur.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Hunsur. Some of them are The Kings Sanctuary, Kodagu Plaza, Chitravana Resorts and Rio Rest Otel.
The local language of Hunsur is Kannada.
The important festival here is Ganesh Festival where a black marble idol is worshipped every year at Sirsi near Jog Falls.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Hunsur. Some of the places include Nagarhole (23 km), Mysore (42 km), Dubare (45 km), Kabini (47 km), and Siddapur (50 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hunsur is the Mysore Airport. It is located about 43 km away from the town.
Hunsur is well connected with Krishanrajanagar Railway Station.
There are daily bus services from Hunsur to Mysore, Shrirangapattana, Nanjangud, and Madikeri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hoysala Tours, Pragati Tours, and Travcon Travels Pvt Ltd. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.