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.
Kinnigoli, a coastal town in Karnataka’s Dakshin Kannad district, Mangalore, is a developing region with road and rail access to all major cities and towns. There are many churches, temples and mosques in this town. Kinnigoli lies on the border Dakshin Kannad and Kasaragod. Some of the nearby cities include Mangalore, Karkala, Puttur and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kinnigoli. A few of these hotels are Hotel Lalit International (Tariff – Rs.688), Adhidhan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.466) and Hotel Maharaja International (Tariff – Rs.568).
The languages spoken in Kinnigoli are Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe and Kannada.
The most celebrated festivals in Kinnigoli are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishna Janmashtami in August-September, Monti Fest in September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
Kinnigoli has many interesting sightseeing destination in and around the town. These places are Church Of The Immaculate Conception (550 m), Sri Rama Mandir (600 m), Jumma Masjid (12 km), Elathur (2 km), Mulki (7 km), River Shambavi and Pavanje Estuary (16 km) and Suratkal Beach, which is 14 km away from Kinnigoli
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport, situated 20 km away from Kinnigoli.
There is no railway station in Kinnigoli. The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Railway Station located at a distance of 28 km away from this town.
Kinnigoli is well connected by a wide network of state-run and private buses from nearby cities and states. Private bus operators such as Sugama Tourist, SRS Travels and VRL Travels run daily buses from Bangalore to Kinnigoli. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.