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.
Konnur is a small village in the Gadag district of Karnataka, India. Konnur is part of the Naragund taluk. The cities nearest to Konnur are Naragund (19 km) and Ramdurg (25 km.) Konnur has a population of less than ten thousand. Konnur has a few places that can be considered tourist attractions.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Konnur, Gadag which is nearby has a few good budget hotels to choose from. These include Hotel Shivani Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Keshav Clarks Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500.)
The official language of Konnur is Kannada.
The important festivals in Konnur are Sri Rama Navami, Navratri and Deepavali.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are considered to be tourist attractions in and around Konnur. The Bhootanath temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva (23 km) is near Agastya Lake and is a big local tourist attraction. The Lad Khan temple (23 km) that is dedicated to Lord Shiva is an ancient structure that is constructed in the 7th century. There are also some local temples that can also be visited.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Konnur is the Hubli airport (76 km.) But the nearest international airport is in Dabolim (206 km.)
The closest airport to Konnur is the Lakhmapur railway station (16 km) which is on the Southern Railway Line.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore and other places. The best bus operator in this region is considered to be is SRS Travels. Browse through several bus booking portals and avail of cheapest bus tickets.