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.
Noojadi is a small village, 38 km away from Udupi district in Karnataka. It belongs to the Mysore division. Noojadi is situated around 377 km from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. It is situated close to the Arabian Sea and has high humidity levels. Traditional Hindu festivals are celebrated with great fanfare here. It has basic primary and secondary educational institutes.
Places to Stay
Noojadi is a small village and does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available.
The official language of Noojadi is Tulu. The alternate languages spoken here are Kannada, Konkani, Beary Bashe, Hindi, and English.
In Noojadi, religious festivals like Vijaya Dashami and Deepavali are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in September-October each year.
Places of Interest
Kollur (33 km) and Udipi (37 km) are the nearby tourist attractions in Noojadi.
How to Get There
Baipe Airport (86 km) is the nearest airport to Noojadi.
There are around four railway stations in the vicinity of Noojadi. Kundapura Railway Station is 5 km away, Senapura Railway Station is 10 km away, Barkur Railway Station is 20 km away and Bijoor Halt Railway Station is 24 km.
Noojadi enjoys good road connectivity to nearby towns such as Kundapur and Bhatkal. Private bus operators are available but operate on a small basis. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.