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.
Kanhangad is a city and municipality in the district of Kasargod, in Kerala. It is located at 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasargod. Kanhangad is surrounded by Nileshwar and Taliparamba Taluk, in the east by Payyannur Taluk and west by Kasargod Taluk. The Arabian Sea is in close proximity to this city. Nearby villages include Hosdurg (1 km), Kovalpalli (2 km), Badariya Nagar (2 km), Kadappuram (2 km) and Kushal Nagar (2 km).
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels to stay include Hotel Landmark Vinayaka (Tariff - Rs. 1700) and Hotel Bekal International (Tariff - Rs. 200 to Rs. 1495).
The local language in Kanhangad is Malayalam and Tulu. Other languages include Konkani, Tamil, Kannada and Beary.
Navrathri in September/October, KarthiPunav in November and Rath sapthami in February are the major festivals celebrated in Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana temple of Kanhangad.
Places of Interest
Places to visit include Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple, Hosdurg fort (1 km from Kanhangad), Bekal fort, Coorg, Ranipuram, Bekal (16 km), Swami Nithyananda Ashram (28 km), Cheruthazham (34 km), Ranipuram (37 km) and Talacauvery (52 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore located at 85 km from Kanhangad.
Kanhangad Rail Way Station (2 km) and Nileshwar Rail Way Station (7 km) are the nearest railway stations.
The NH 66 forms the road network from Talapady district connecting the major towns of Kasargod-Bekal-Kanhangad. Some of the best travel operators are Sugama Tourist, Kallada Travels and Safar Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.