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.
Shiraguppi is a small village located in the Athani Taluka of the Belgaum district of Karnataka. The nearest towns are Chikodi and Athani. The said village received "Google Award" for best village in the state. The Karnataka government also honored this village with "Nirmal Gram" award. It is one of the most sought after village in this particular region.
Places to stay
There are no good budget hotels in Shiraguppi. Nearby Belgaum offers several good hotels. Hotel Rakshit International (Tariff - Rs. 675), Hotel Eefa (Tariff - Rs. 3,000), Hotel Sankam Residency (Tariff - Rs. 2,400), and Hotel Adarsha Palace (Tariff - Rs. 1,400) are some options.
The official language of Shiraguppi village is Kannada. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
All the regional and traditional festivals are celebrated with equal fervour by the villagers.
Places of Interest
The temples dotted on the bank of river Krishna near Shiraguppi village attract large number of domestic and foreign tourists.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Belgaum district (100 km).
The nearest railway station is located at Ugar Khurd (14 km) and Shedbal Railway Station (12 km).
The state highway passes through the village of Shiraguppi so there are plenty of private busses that connect it to the major cities and town of the surrounding areas. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.