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.
Navalgund is a panchayat town situated the in Dharwad District of Karnataka. It is situated at a distance of 44 km from district headquarters Dharwad and 439 km from state capital, Bengaluru. It belongs to the Belgaum Division. The meaning of Navalgund is ‘hill of peacocks’. Navalgund is famous for ‘durries or jamkhanas’. Jamkhanas are the carpet or floor covering woven using cotton ropes. Cities near Navalgund are Nargund, Hubli, and Gadag.
Places to Stay
Hoysala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Indraprastha Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel Mandar Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels available near Navalgund.
Kannada is the local language of Navalgund. Other spoken languages are Marathi and English.
Navalgund is famous for the festival of colours ‘Holi’ which is celebrated in March every year.
Places of Interest
Hubli (35 km), Badami (45 km), Gadag (37 km), Saundatti (40 km), Dharwad (44 km), and Navalgund Jain Temple are some places of interest in and around Navalgund.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Navalgund is the Hubli Airport, located 38 km from Navalgund.
Gadag JN is the nearest major railway station located at a distance of 16.9 km from Navalgund.
Navalgund is well connected to Annigeri and Dharwad by road. Shree Anand Tours & Travels, Anand Tourist, and Southern Tourist are some of the best private bus operators that ply on this route. TicketGoose.com is your one stop solution for all your bus travel needs. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.