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.
The village of Rabakavi is situated in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, which is 90 km away. The capital city of Bangalore is 591 km from here. Banhatti Kadashideshwar Temple is the major attraction here. Rabkavi Banhatti (20 km), Mudhol (22 km), Mahalingpur (24 km) and Terdal (28 km) are some of its neighboring cities.
Places to Stay
Accommodation facilities are very basic in Rabakavi. One has to travel to Bagalkot for budget hotels. One can opt for options like Anugraha Deluxe Hotel (Tariff-Rs.400), Shiva Sangam Residency (Tariff-Rs.900), Akshaya Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600) and Divyadarshini Hotel (Tariff-Rs.500).
Kannada is the official language of this village.
Some of the most celebrated festivals in this region are Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (August) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
The village is devoid of tourist spots. Some of the major attractions that can be visited in Bagalkot are Jain Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Archaeological Museum, Badami Fort, Kashivisvesvara Temple and Old Hanuman Temple.
How to Get There
Sambre Airport in Belgaum based at a distance of 113 km is the nearest major airport.
The nearest railway station is the Chinchli Railway Station, which is 52 km away.
Large numbers of state buses as well as private buses ply to and fro this region. VRL Travels is the major private operator serving this region. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.