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.
Ranebennuru is the largest city and only city Municipal Corporation in Haveri district in Karnataka. It is situated 300 kms northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Popularly known as the "Gateway to North Karnataka", the city's name is derived from the term Rani-bennuru, literally meaning queen's resting place.One of Karnataka's most important rivers, the Tungabhadra flows along the southern border of Ranebennur taluk. Ranebennur is home to a rich commodity market.
Places to Stay
Hotel Suraj (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Hotel Sri Ananta (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000), Rammanna Kuteer Hotel (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) and Hotel Udipi (Tariff Rs 500 to Rs.1000) are some of the good budget hotels in Ranebennur.
Kanada is the official language in Ranebennur.
Place to Visit
Ranebennur Wildlife Sanctuary (8 kms), Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary 12kms), Hazarat Jamalshawali dargah at Durga circle, Sayed Sadatsha Wali dargah, and Aduvi Hanumappa temple (5 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli, 108 kms from Ranebennur. The nearest international airport is 300 kms away, in Bengaluru.
Hubli Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (107 kms) to Ranebennur.
Being on National Highway NH4, the city enjoys good bus service. Most buses traveling between North Karnataka and South Karnataka go via Ranebennur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Ranebennur include VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Raj Tour and Travel-Wrdha Express. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.