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.
Channagiri is in the Devanagere district in the state of Karnataka. The town got its name from Rani Chennamma of Keladi. It has a population of just about 20,000 with a multi-ethnic population. It is famous for the hill fort.
Places to Stay
There are several accommodation options available in Shimoga, located 44km away, such as Jewel Rock Hotel (Rs 1500), Ashok Hotel Deluxe (Rs 1000), and Navarathna International Hotel (Rs 1200).
Eid, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrations that take place annually.
Kannada is the most used local languages in Channagiri.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Channagiri are MudenahalliAanjaneya Swami temple and Channagiri Lake well within the city. They are within 15km of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore is the only airport accessible located 286km away.
Holalkere is the closest rail station, located 25km away, which provided connectivity to Hubli and Bangalore.
Chennagiri bus stop has regular KSTRC bus services connecting you to Bhadravathi and Chitradurga. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.