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.
Manjeshwar falls at the northern side of Kerala. It’s a tiny village in the heart of the Kasargod district and is situated 21 km from Mangalore. The well known Srimad Anantheshwara temple is located here. In 2007, a Tulu academy was set up here by its government. Manjeshwar sees monsoon during June-September, while the spring season arrives here in November and lasts until January. A variety of sea food is available here and is a crucial part of its cuisine.
Places to Stay
Apsara Regency, Chandralayam home stay, City Tower Hotel, Speedway Inn Hotel, Government Guest House, Hotel Bekal Palace, Hotel Highway Castle, Eney Tourist Home, and Aliya Lodge are few budget hotels here.
Manjeshwar is called "Pancha Bhasha Bhumi" which means land of five languages. Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, and Urdu are the five languages spoken here.
The important festivals of Manjeshwar are Shashti Mahotsava, an annual car festival, and Brahmaratha held at the Srimad Anantheshwara temple.
Places of Interest
Kappil Beach, Mantra Surf Club, Bejai Museum, Light House Hill Garden, Srimad Anantheshwara, and Durga Parameshwari temple are some of the tourist attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Manjeshwar is the Mangalore International Airport (30 km); it is also referred to as the Bajpe airport.
Manjeshwar is well connected to Mangalore and Chennai by the Chennai Mail and Malabar Exp, which often make a stop at the village junction
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services to Manjeshwar. There are private transport options also available here. Three-wheeler autos come handy for travel within the village. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.