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.
Rajula is a city in the Amreli district of Gujarat, India. There is a small lake on the western side of Rajula the near Maruti Dam. It is famous for the many temples it has and these attract many devotees every year. The Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple is a famous temple that is located at 3 km from the city and is on the banks of the river Dhaterwadi. Rajula is renowned for its rich heritage.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels around Rajula. The Lion Lords Inn (Tariff - Rs. 1500) and the Kamran Palace Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500 to Rs. 800) are two of them.
The most commonly spoken language is Punjabi. Hindi is the other language that is spoken here.
The Satam Atham and Janmashthami are the major festivals that are celebrated in the Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple.
Places of Interest
There are plenty of tourist attractions in Rajula. Some of them are the Sankheshwarimataji Mandir, the Ambama Nu Mandir, the Ram Mandir, the Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple, the Goverdhannathji Ni Haveli, the Gayatrijinu Mandir, the Holia Hanumanji Nu Mandir, Dhareshwar (4 km) and the Maruti Dham
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Diu airport which is situated at a distance of 65 km from Rajula.
The closest railway station is the Dungar railway station which is at a distance of 14 km from the town.
Rajula is well-connected by bus to the major cities of Gujarat such as Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. Rajula lies on NH 8E that connects Bhavnagar with Somnath. There are several buses available to and from Rajula. Patel Travels, HK Travels and Raj Express are some of the best travel operators in this area. Bus booking online facility enables travellers to get to popular destinations without any hassle.