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.
Hosangadi is a small village in the Kundapura taluk, in the Udupi district of Karnataka. It hails from the Mysore division and is situated 53 km from Udupi and 346 km away from Bangalore. Hosangadi is near to the Arabian Sea which makes it little humid. Hosangadi has a lot of historical stone structures, forts and temples.
Places to Stay
Hosangadi is a small village and so does not have many hotels to offer its visitors. Local homestays are available. Few budget-friendly hotels can be found in Kundapura such as Jewel Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards), Sharon Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards) and Simon Comfort (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards.)
The official language ofHosangadiis Tulu. Kannada and Konkani are also spoken here.
One of the major local festivals of Hosangadiincludes Ganesh Chaturthi (September.)
Places of Interest
Some of the famous tourist places near Hosangadi include Guddettu (9 km away), Udupi (71.6 km away).
How to Get There
The Mangalore International Airport (82 km away) is the airport nearest to Hosangadi.
Mangalore CNTL (13.1 km away) is the railway station closest to Hosangadi.
There are regular buses plying from Hosangadi to cities such as Bangalore, Udupi, Sringeri, Karkal and Charmadi.Sri Durgamba Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels and Sugama Tourists are some of the good bus operators that connect to Hosangadi. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.