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.
Mundargi is a small village and municipal town located in the district of Gadag in Karnataka. It lies close to the two districts of Gadag and Koppal. Mundargi is surrounded by the hill-station Murudagiri, river Tungabhadra, Kappatagiri range of hills. It falls under the Belgaum division. Mundargi shares its borders with Hadagalli towards south, east by Koppal, Shirahatti and Gadag taluka towards west. It is famous for the ancient Mundaragi fort and temples.
Places to Stay
Plenty of budget hotels exist nearby Mundargi. They are Hotel Shivani Inn (Tariff - Rs. 500), Hotel Vishwa (Tariff - Rs. 500), Geethanjali Residency (Tariff - Rs. 500), and Hotel Shanbhag (Tariff - Rs. 500).
Kannada and English are the major languages spoken in Mundargi. People also know Hindi.
Every year a Jatra is held in Mundargi during the festival of Holi that comes in the early March.
Places of Interest
There are numerous tourist attractions nearby Mundargi. They are Shri Kanaka Narsimha Temple, Hospet (61 km), Hampi (72 km), Gadag (40 km), Lakshmeshwar (50 km), Koppal (50 km), and Hubli (97 km).
How to Get There
The Hubli Airport is the nearest airport to Mundargi (97 km).
Banni Koppa Railway Station is the nearest station located at a distance of 25 km from Mundargi.
Mundargi is well connected to nearby districts and towns of Gadag, Koppal and Shirahatti by road. There are various local and private bus services that run along this route regularly. Some of the best private agents are Sri Shivaganga Tours & Travels, SLN Tours & Travels, and SMT Travels. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.