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.
Uppinangadi also referred to as "Dakshina Kashi" is a small town of the state of Karnataka. This place lies at the confluence of the Kumaradhara and Nethravati River. An important business hub and agriculture center, Uppinangadi is known for its soft drinks.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Pooja Hotel and Hotel Aditya that offer affordable accommodation. However, it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
The major event in Uppinangadi is the annual confluence of its two rivers. This event occurs during the rainy season.
Kannada is the local language spoken in Goa. English is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
Uppinangadi has a beautiful temple on the banks of its rivers. The confluence of the rivers is another place of interest.
How to Get There
Mangalore is the closest airport that offers connection to Bangalore. International flight can be accessed from Bangalore International Airport.
Puttur railway station located about 15 km away is closest to Uppinangadi. Train connection to Mangalore can be accessed from Puttur railway station.
Uppinangadi lies on NH 48 which connects Mangalore and Bangalore. Buses connect Uppinangadi to both these centres through which other major cities can be accessed. KSRTC, VRL and SRS Travels offer quality service. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.