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.
A small town in Udupi district of Karnataka, Hebriis located at the foot of the Western Ghats. The town is the main junction that connects the road toBrahmavar, Karkala, Kundapura, Shimoga and Udupi. A picturesque place, Hebriis surrounded by evergreen forests and the place gets the highest rainfall in the state throughout the year. There are wildlife sanctuaries and great many temples located in this town. Endangered species like the King Cobra can be seen at the wildlife sanctuary in Hebri. The Someshwara Wild life Sanctuary or Someshwara Forest isa well-known Tiger Reserve in the country.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels available to stay in Hebri. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Raj near theHebri bus stand that offers rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards
The annual festivals like Sankranthi,Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Tulu, Konkani and Kundapura Kannada are the main languages spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The main attraction of Hebri is Sri AnanthaPadmanabha Temple (1km). Seeta(or Sita) Falls (5kms), KudluTheertha Falls (15kms) and Someshwara Wild life Sanctuary (10kms) are good places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (57 kms)
The nearest railway station is at Barkur (29kms)
Hebri Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Durgamba Motors and Sugama Touriststhat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.