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.
Gangavathi is a town, municipality and taluka (administrative division) in the Koppal district (which was earlier the part of district Raichur) of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is situated close to Tungabhadra dam.Gangavathi is a commercial centre and a major focal point for the rice milling industry. It is also known as Rice Bowl of Karnataka.
Budget Hotels in Gangavathi
There are few places to stay in Gangavathi which are also economical.They include Hotel Sarvesh Gangavathi (Tariff Rs 665 onwards), Satkar Deluxe Lodge (Teriff Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Brundavan (Rs 500 onwards), Hotel Sarvesh(Rs 500 onwards) [All within 1 KM from Gangavathi Bus Stand]
Events in Gangavathi
Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are mojor festivals at Gangavathi. It mostly falls on January 14 as per English calendar. Yugadi or Ugadi falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar and is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India.Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in August-September is one of the most awaited events in Gangavathi.
Kannada is the local language at Gangavathi.
Places to See in Gangavathi
Gangavathi is well connected with famous tourist spots. The notable tourist attractions near Gangavathi are:Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south-west of the town, which includes the Virupaksha Temple, the villages of Kanakagiri and Anegundi, and gurus' tombs at Nava Brindavana.
How to Get There
Nearest Airport to Gangavathi is Bellary (77 KM away) and another major airport is Bangalore International Airport which is around 360 KM from Gangavathi.
Nearest Railway Station is Hospet which is 45 KMs away and another major Railways Station is Koppal.
Gangavathi is connected by road to Hampi, Hospet, Bangalore ,Hyderabad ,Mantralayam , Hubli and Bellary. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs buses to chief towns and cities in Karanataka. Utilising a bus ticket booking coupon can save your money when you buy your tickets.