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.
A Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka,Kukke Subramanyais located in the beautiful Western Ghats. The famous mountain, Kumara Parvatha, a popular hiking destination for trekkers from across South India, overlooks the temple in this village.Situated on the western slopes of the Ghats, the temple is covered with dense evergreen forests. The temple is situated on the banks of the river 'Dhara' which originates in the Kumara Mountain.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kukke Subramanya. Tourists visiting the place can stay at SLR Residency and Hotel Anugraha Lodgethat offers rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Vishu Sankramana Utsava, Ratha Sapthami Utsava and Kukke Linga Jatra held at the temples here are very popular.The Ashlesha Bali Pooja and Sarpa Samskara – the two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas conducted at the Kukke Subramanya Temple brings in people from across South India.
Kannada is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The Kukke Subramanya temple, located in the heart of the village and the beautiful Yadakumeri Railway tunnels (30kms) are places to see here. Kumara Parvatha next to the temple is a trekkers’ paradise.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (115kms).
The nearest railway station is at Subrahmanya
Kukke Subramanya Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Kukkeshree Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the village. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.