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.
Mudigere is small town and an important panchayat in Karnataka and is part of the Chikkamangaluru district. Cities nearest to Mudigere are Mangalore (121 km) and Chikkamangaluru (30 km). Mudigere has a predominantly Kannada speaking population. The famous Kannada writer, Poorna Chandra Tejaswi, who was also an ornithologist, photographer, and a progressive thinker, spent his last years in Mudigere.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Mudigere. Some of them are Giridarshini Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Crosshill Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official languages of Mudigere are Kannada and Tulu.
Deepawali, Navratri, and Ganesh Chathurthi are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Mudigere.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Mudigere. For those interested in religious architecture and pilgrimage sites, Hornadu (64 km) and Kalasa (52 km) are worth a visit. For nature lovers, the Hebbe waterfall in Chikkamangaluru (30 km) is highly recommended.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mudigere is the Mangalore airport and is located about 121 km away from the town.
Mudigere has its own railway station and is part of the Southern Railway system. Trains plying to Mangalore, Bangalore and other places in India pass through here.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore and other places in Karnataka. The best bus operator that offers good experience for passengers is Sugama Tourists. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets