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.
Located in the northern part of the state of Karnataka, Mudhol is famous for its grinding stones. The city is situated on the banks of river Ghataprabha and is quite famous for the large number of handlooms handmade saree manufactured here. The Shiva Temple called Nelagudi which means Under Ground Temple is a must visit for the tourists. The place is also famous for the hunting dog breed of Mudhol Hound.
Budget Hotels in Mudhol
With an availability of many budget hotels, the city of Mudhol offers an easy lounging. The prominent hotels include Hotel Samrat and Gayatri Hootel State Highway. Both the hotels are located at a distance of 1 Km from the Mudhol Bus Stop. Other places to stay include Hotel Sagar which is placed at a stone throw distance of 500 meters from the bus stand and Vinayak Hotel. The general cost of accommodation ranges from rs.500 onwards for a single day.
Kannada is the native language of the town with Konkani, Telugu and English being the other prominent ones.
Events in Mudhol
Some of major events which take place here,annually include the Vara Mahalakshmi Festival which occurs in the months of August and Septemer, Ayudha Pooja which takes place in the last week of September and first week of October and Vairamudi Brahmotsava which is celebrated in the first week of April.
Places to See in Mudhol
The main tourist attractions in the town are the Kalameshwar Temple which lies at a distance of 1.5 kms from the city bus stand, Ishwar Gudi complex located at a distance of 500 meters from the same and the Mallikarjun Temple which is at a 10 min drive from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Belagaun Airport which lies at a distance of around 62 miles from the town of Mudhol.
The closest railway station is the Bagalkot Railway Station, placed at a distance of 57 kms from the Mudhol bus stand.
The Mudhol bus stand provides regular bus service which cordially connects the town to the adjacent areas. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.