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.
Hosmar is a village in the district of Udupi in Karnataka, India. It belongs to the Idu Panchayath. It comes under the Mysore division. It lies 57 km east from district headquarters Udupi and 22 km away from Karkala. It is located 309 km away from state capital Bangalore. It is surrounded by Beltangadi, Bantval, Sringeri and Puttur. The nearby cities are Puttur, Mangalore, Karkala and Moodbidri. Hosmar is close to the Arabian Sea.
Places to Stay
There are plenty budget hotels available in Karkala, which is close to Hosmar. They are Hotel Suhag (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1100), Hotel Kings Court (Tariff – Rs. 553) and Hotel Prakash (Tariff – Rs. 550 to Rs. 1450).
The local language spoken in Hosmar is Tulu. The other languages include Konkani and Kannada.
Many festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali are celebrated in the town every year.
Places of Interest
Lakshmi Venkatramana Bhajana Mandir (in Hosmar), Karkala (21 km from Hosmar), Horanadu (27 km from Hosmar), Dharmasthala (35 km from Hosmar), Sringeri (36 km from Hosmar), Mangalore (46 km from Hosmar) and Puttur (46 km from Hosmar) are places that are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hosmar is Bajpe Airport which is located at a distance of 39 km.
Bantawala Railway Station (36 km away) and Mulki Railway Station (43 km away) are the nearby railway stations to Hosmar. Mangalore Railway Station (51 km away) is a major railway station.
Karkala and Moodbidri are the nearest towns to Hosmar having good road connectivity with Hosmar. Sugama Tourists, Kesineni Travels and VRL Travels are bus operators offering a great travel experience. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.