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.
Shirur Kasar is a village in Beed district of Maharashtra. Beed is 13 km away from this village and its capital, Mumbai is 373 km from here. This village is well known for its Ukhanda Lake which is 4 km away. Cities that surround Shirur Kasar are Ahmednagar, Paithan, Manjlegaon, and Pathardi. It also lies on the border of Patoda, Beed, Georai, and Pathardi.
Places to Stay
Shirur Kasar does not have hotels in its area. There are good budget hotels available in Beed, one such good hotel is Anvita Hotel (Tariff – Rs.800).
The languages spoken in Shirur Kasar are Hindi, English, and Marathi.
The most celebrated festivals in Shirur Kasar are the Makar Sankranti in January, Holi celebrated in March, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated during August-September, Navaratri held during October, and Diwali and Dussehra celebrated during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of tourist attraction around Shirur Kasar. Some of places are Beed (13 km), Tagadgaon Dam (27 km), and Pimpalwadi Dam (23 km) from the village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Aurangabad, 133 km away from Shirur Kasar.
This village does not have any railway station. However, the nearest railway station is in Aurangabad, 123 km away from Shirur Kasar. This is a major railway station, connecting Shirur Kasar to other cities and towns.
There are daily buses from Ahmednagar, Pathardi and Paithan that connect Shirur Kasar to other parts of the city. There are also buses run by Sri Durgamba Travels from other states such as Bangalore and Hubli. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.