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.
Nidagundi is a small village in Raybaug taluka of Karnataka, India. It is part of the Bijapur district in Belgaum division. Nidagundi’s main occupation is agriculture. The cities nearest to Nidagundi are Bijapur (66 km) and Belgaum (87 km). Nidagundi has an almost equal male-female population ratio. Nidagundi has several places of tourist interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Nidagundi, Belgaum has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotel Ramdev International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel Rakshit International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official language of Nidagundi is Kannada. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Nidagundi are the Hindu festivals of Navratri, Sri Rama Navami, Deepavali and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Nidagundi. Most of these are of historical and religious significance. The Jain temple in Pattadakal (52 km) is an ancient architectural marvel constructed by the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta. The Sangameswara Temple (53 km) dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be one of the oldest temples in India.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nidagundi is Belgaum Airport. The airport is located about 97 km away from the area.
Nidagundi is connected to Southern Railway by Badami, 20 km away. Trains to many places in the south halt here.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore and other places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is SRS Travels. Book your tickets online by comparing the bus ticket prices from several bus booking portals.