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.
Kambadakone is a village close to Kundapura, in the Udupi district of Karnataka. This village comes under the Mysore division and is located 60 km from Udupi. Kundapura lies 22 km away and Bangalore, the state capital is 386 km away. Some of the neighbouring villages are Bijooru, Herooru, Kirimanjeshwara and Kalthodu. Udupi, Sagar and Karkala are the cities that are close to Kambadakone.
Places to Stay
There are many budget friendly hotels in Kundapura which is approximately 22 km from Kambadakone. Some of them include Hotel Sharon (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Hariprasad (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hiren Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Gokulprasada (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Kambadakone is Tulu. Hindi, English and Kannada are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Kambadakone include Ugadi, Gowri Ganesha (September), Diwali (November) and Dussehra (October).
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions around Kambadakone include Maravanthe (8 km), Kollur (20 km), Kodachaadri (21 km) and Jog Falls (53 km).
How to Get There
The Bajpe Airport at Mangalore is the nearest airport to Kambadakone. It is located about 106 km away.
The nearest railway station to Kambadakone is Bijoor Railway Station, 4 km away.
Kambadakone is well connected to other cities through buses. Some of the good bus operators in this area that offer good services to passengers include Shrikumar Travels and SRS Travels. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.