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.
Bejai is a locality in the Mangalore city in Karnataka. It falls under the Dakshin Kannad district. Some of the localities near Bejai are Kuntikan, the Kadri Hills, Kotekani, Lalbagh and Ladyhill. The weather in this locality is humid because of its close proximity to the Arabian Sea. The locality is famous for churches and convent educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Bejai has some good hotels, some of the budget-friendly hotels are Hotel Sharavu (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000) and Hotel Surabhi (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000). Hotel Usha is near Bejai (Tariff-Rs. 1000.)
Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Beary Bashe are spoken in this region.
Popular festivals in this region are Deepawali and Christmas. They are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Bejai is famous for its market and for its churches. The St. Francis Xavier Church is a 100 year old church which attracts tourists from all over India. The Bejai museum is also well-known among tourists and is popular for its unique architectural design.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bejai is the Bajpe airport which is 10 km away.
The closest railway station is the Mangalore station which is 3 km away. Some of the other stations that are nearby include Kankanadi (4 km) and Tokkottu (8 km away.)
Bejai has its own bus station which has buses that connects it to the other major cities in India. The best tour operator of the area is Arun Travels, Ganesh Travels and Ideal Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.