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.
Kavoor, a locality of Mangalore in Karnataka, lies on the banks of River Gurupur. This area is located near the Indian Oil Tank Farm, Panambur Beach, Tannir Bavi Beach and Mangalore Airport. This locality gets humid due to its close proximity to the Arabian Sea. Some of its nearby cities include Mangalore, Mudbidri, Puttur and Karkala.
Places to Stay
There are decent accommodations available in Kavoor. A few of these budget hotels are Adhidhan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.466), Nandhini Lodge (Tariff – Rs.795) and Hotel Kavitha Residency (Tariff – Rs.683).
The languages spoken in Kavoor are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Beary Bashe and English.
The most celebrated festivals in Kavoor are Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a many tourist attractions around Kavoor. These places include beaches, rivers and temples, churches and mosques. Some of these are Pilikula Biological Park (9 km), Tannir Bavi Beach (8 km), Sultan Battery (8 km), Kadri Park (7 km) and Kavoor Lake (2 km).
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport, which is 4 km away from Kavoor, is the nearest airport.
There is no railway station in Kavoor. The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Central Railway Station, which is 9 km away from Kavoor.
Kavoor is well connected by state-run and private buses from various parts of Mangalore. Private bus operators such as Suguma Travels and Ganesh Tours & Travels run daily buses from Bangalore to Kavoor. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.