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.
Mani is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Udaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer at 162 km, 116 km and 160 km respectively. Those willing to explore havelis, traditional food, temples as well as the rural landscape of Rajasthan can visit this place. People travelling from Jodhpur to Udaipur can also stop by at this place.
Places to Stay
One will have to travel to Jodhpur looking for accommodation, as it is the best place to put up for the night. Some of the places worth a try are Royale Plazo Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Haveli Jodhpur (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Govind Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Priya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village does not have places of tourist attraction. The city of Jodhpur however will not disappoint you. Some of the places which are worth exploring are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, the Clock Tower known as Ghanta Ghar, Masooria Hills, Bhim Bhirak Cave, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace and others.
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 111 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station at a distance of 115 km.
State transport buses connecting the area to various other parts of the state are the main means of transport here. Buses to the area are available from Jodhpur, Udaipur as well as Ajmer. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.