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.
Jamkhandi is a town in Bagalkot district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jamkhandi. Jamakhandi is quite diverse in terms of religion,language and culture.
Budget Hotels in Jamkhandi
There are Hotels to stay in Jamkhandi which include:Sri Hotel Dwaraka, Shivani Hotel, Hotel Panchamruta. All are within 2 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand and charges Rs 500 and above.
Kannada and Marathi are major languages spoken in and around Jamkhandi.
Events in Jamkhandi
Pongal, Ugadi and Ganesha Festival are mojor festivals at Jamkhandi. Pongal is celebrated throughout India as the festival of winter harvest, and is usually held from January 13–16 in the Gregorian Calendar. It mostly falls on January 14 as per English calendar.Ugadi festival is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India.
Places to See in Jamkhandi
Most of the tourists come to Jamkhandi to visit The Royal Palace of Patawardhans which is around 10 KMs away from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.Other attractions in Jamkhandi is Shri Danamma Temple which is 20 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport, which is 136 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand is the nearest Airport from Jamkhandi.
The nearest Railway Station is Kudchi Railway Station which is 55 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.
All the major cities in Karnataka, like Belgaum, Bangalore are well connected to Jamkhandi. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com.