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.
Mudrangandi, a coastal village in Karnataka’s Udupi district is located next to the Thermal Plant at Yellur. This village is 29 km from Udupi and 388 km away from its capital city, Bangalore. Some of the nearby cities include Udupi, Karkala, Mudbidri and Mangalore. Areas that surround this village are Mudarangadi Bantval, and Manjeshwar.
Places to Stay
Mudrangandi does not have good hotels in its vicinity. Udupi, its neighbouring city, has budget hotels. A few of them are Hotel Janardana (Tariff – Rs.751), Varsha Guest House (Tariff – Rs.449), Hotel Rukmini Residency (Tariff – Rs.650) and Hotel Swadesh (Tariff – Rs.610).
The languages spoken in Mudrangandi are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Beary Bashe, and English.
The most celebrated festivals in Mudrangandi are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Navratri in October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
Mudrangandi has many tourist attractions around the village, including beaches, religious structures and forests. These are located in Yermal Thenka (9 km), Pilarkhana Forest (9 km), Padubidri Beach (10 km), Mulki Mattu (18 km) and Karkal (30 km) away from Mudrangandi.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport, located 35 km away from Mudrangandi.
There is no railway station in Mudrangandi. Padubidri Railway Station, the nearest railway station, is located 9 km away from this village.
There are frequent buses to Mudrangandi from neighbouring cities and districts. Ganesh Tours & Travels offer daily buses from Mangalore/Bangalore to Mudrangandi. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.