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.
It is a village situated in the Udupi District of Karnataka. Jadkal is 60 km away from Udupi. There are a number of villages spread out in the range of 7 km to 14 km around Jadkal with a total population of about 4491 people. There are many schools and colleges in Jadkal. Road is the best way of reaching Jadkal.
Places to Stay
Jadkal has a number of homestay facilities.
The official language of Jadkal is Tulu. Other languages spoken here are Telugu, Urdu, Tamil and Konkani.
Some of the popular festivals of Jadkal celebrated every year are Makar Sankranti (January), Ugadi (March or April), Dussehra (October) and Navaratri (October).
Places of Interest
Jadkal is a place filled with mountain peaks, streams, temples and the famous Jog Falls. Two famous tourist spots comprise of Maravanthe (24 km away), a fabulous beach town, and Agumbe (48 km away), a charming village.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport (99 km away) is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway stations are at Senapura (17 km away) and Bijoor (21 km away).
Jadkal enjoys bus connectivity with some major towns and cities. Kollur Bus Station, Kora Mukku Bus Stop and Chitthoor Bus Stop are the nearest bus stops to Jadkal. Some of the major bus operators include Sri Durgamba Travels and SRS Travels. Making use of bus ticket discounts while booking your tickets can help you save money.