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.
Baindur, also known as Byndoor and is a coastal town located in Karnataka. It falls within the Udupi district. The most common occupations in this town are farming and fishing. The population of the town is a diverse mix of different religious communities. Baindur is famous for its many temples.
Places to Stay
Baindur has a beach resort known as the Sai Vishram Beach resort which is located very near the sea. The tariff for this resort begins at Rs. 5000. Other lodging facilities are available in Kollur which is 34 km away. There are several budget-friendly hotels here, including Beena Residency (Tariff-Rs. 500.)
The official language of the town is Kannada. Konkani is also spoken here.
The people in this area celebrate Deepawali, Eid and Christmas with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Baindur is famous for its beaches. Tourist flocks to this region to get a view of the sunset. Some of the famous beaches in this area are Someshwara beach and Marvanthe beach. It is also close to Sri Mookambika temple which is 42 km away in Kollur.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Baindur is the Mangalore airport which is 122 km away.
Baindur town has its own railway station which lies along the Konkan railway line.
Baindur has its own bus station which connects it to major cities such as Mumbai, Mangalore and Bangalore. The best tour operators in this area are SRS Travels and Anand Travels. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.