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.
Yermal is a very popular village in the district of Udupi in the state of Karnataka in India. Yermal was earlier known as Perumal or Yerumadu which means raised land in English. The majority of people speak Tulu language in Yermal. Yermal lies between Uchila and Padubiri on the National Highway 17. Yermal is known for preaching Jainism all over India. There is a very famous temple of Jainism in Yermal called Jain Basadhi Temple.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Yermal. Some of them are Durga International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Ramadev Yermal (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Swadesh Heritage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Okude Comfort (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Yermal is Tulu and Kannada. Other languages spoken in Yermal are Hindi and English in some parts of the village.
The important festivals famous in Yermal are Nemosthavas in the month of June and Yermal Janardhan Car Festival in the month of July every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Yermal. Some of them are Jain Basadhi Temple (1 km from Yermal), Upudi (0 km from Yermal), Agumbe (47 km from Yermal) and Kodachaadri (46 km from Yermal).
How to Get There
There is no airport in Yermal. However, one can reach Yermal by getting down at the Baipe Airport which is at a distance of 48 km from the village.
There is no railway connectivity to Yermal. Therefore, the nearest major railway station to reach Yermal is Mangalore Railway Station at a distance of 60 km from the village.
Yermal can be feasibly reached through Mulki by road. There is a local bus stand from where local or private buses operate called Yermal Bus Station. People can book tickets in advance with the help of private travel operators like KP Travels or Hindustanth Travels etc. to reach nearby cities like Udupi, Agumbe or Karnataka from Yermal. Online bus ticket booking facility of Ticketgoose is safe and reliable. So, log on to book your tickets.