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.
Manjarapalke, also called Kedinje, is a small village in the Karkala Taluka of Karnataka. It is situated between Karkala and Padubidri regions. Manjarapalke is famous for Kola and Nagara Panchami. It houses many natural and historical landmarks like Mujalottu Lake. It belongs to Kedinje Panchayath under Mysore division. Udupi (34 km) is the district headquarters. Its neighbours are Udupi towards West, Sringeri Taluka in the east, Bantval towards south, and Mangalore towards north.
Places to Stay
Manjarapalke offers plenty of budget hotels to stay in. They are Swagath Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400), Suhag Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500), Kings Court Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Nishmitha Boarding & Lodging (Tariff - Rs. 400).
The languages spoken and understood in Manjarapalke are Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Hindi, Tamil, and English.
Dussera in October and Sri Krishna Janmasthami in August are the major festive celebrations where Hulivesha dance is performed.
Places of Interest
The nearby destinations of Manjarapalke are Sri Vitobha Bhajana Mandali (within the town), Nandalike Temple, Bola Temple, Mujalottu Temple, Udupi (34 km), Agumbe (38 km), Sringeri (39 km), Horanadu (42 km), Dakshin Kannad (41 km), Mudbidri (16 km), and Mangalore (41 km)
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport to Manjarapalke located at a distance of 33 km.
The nearest station to Manjarapalke is the Padubidri Railway Station (28 km).
Manjarapalke has good road network to nearby towns and cities like Karkala, Moodbidri, Udipi, Sringeri, Mangalore, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. There are regular bus services to reach here. Gayathri Tours & Travels, Sugama Tourist, and Prameela Tours & Travels are some of the best service providers who offer great travel service to passengers. Making use of bus ticket coupons are the best way to get discounts while booking your tickets.