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.
Kadri is a charming locality which is only 6 km away from Mangalore city. Bangalore, its capital city, is based at a distance of 351 km. With magnificent temples, beautiful parks, old marketplace and nearby beaches, Kadri offers endless attractions to tourists. The traditional buffalo race also known as Kambala is the major crowd puller from all parts of the country.
Places to Stay
Mangalore offers several budget hotels like Hindusthan Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500), Maharaja Regency Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600), Kumar’s International Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700), Roopa Hotel (Tariff-Rs.800) and others.
Tullu is the official language of this area.
Kambala or Buffalo Race held between November and March is the major event here. Some other important festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Dussehra (October) and Krishna Janmashtami (September) are also celebrated with great festivity in Kadri.
Places of Interest
Within the locality, Kadri has major attractions like Kadri Park, Kadri Manjunath Temple, Kadri Jogi Mutt, Bhadrakali Temple, All India Radio Studio and Kadri Market.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport, which is located at a distance of 23 km, is the major airport near to Kadri.
Mangalore Rail Way Station (5 km) is the closest to this area.
Kadri lies on the Edapally-Panvel Highway, due to which several state buses and private buses operate in Kadri. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.