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.
Sindaghi is a small village situated in the Bijapur district of Karnataka and has a taluka of the same name. It has 40 village panchayats under it. Its neighbour is Bijapur (28 km). Sindaghi has an agrarian economy. The people here are warm and friendly. Sindaghi has a predominantly Hindu population.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Sindaghi, nearby Bijapur has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotel Pleasant Stay (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Megharaj (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Sindaghi is Kannada.
Sree Rama Navami, Ganesh Chathurthi, Maha Shivratri, and Navratri are celebrated with fervour here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Sindaghi. The Shiva Statue weighing 1500 tonnes and 85 feet tall is one of the tallest idols of Lord Shiva in Ukkali Road (31 km). The Golgumbaz in Bijapur (28 km) is a historical monument that attracts tourists from all over the world. And the Almatti Dam (81 km) is a popular scenic picnic spot here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sindaghi is Belgaum airport (209 km).
Morampudi is connected to Bijapur (28 km) on the Southern Railway line. All major trains to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and others frequent this station.
There are daily bus services to and from Udupi, Kundapur, Padubidri, Mangalore, Ankola, Bhatkal, Mumbai, Goa and other places in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Ganesh Travels and Tours, Raja Travels, and Paulo Travels. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.