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.
Sirwar also spelled as Sirawara is a town in the Manvi taluk of Raichur district in Karnataka. Karnataka State highway 20 also called (Raichur-Bagalakote Road) passes through Sirwar. Sirwar is 36 kms from the district headquarter Raichur, and 422 kms from Bangalore. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Karnataka and is famous for Paddy (Sona Mossurie rice). It is also famous for the litchi fruit.
Places to stay
Good hotels are available in Raichur (36 kms). Some of them are Eac Kubera Palace Hotel (Tariff Rs. 500- Rs.1000), Slv Tourist Lodge (Tariff Rs. 500- Rs.1000) and Siddharth Hotel (Tariff Rs. 500- Rs.1000).
Kannada is the official Language of Sirwar.
All the prominent India festivals are celebrated Sirwar. A bull racing event is held during Kara-Hunime (June).
Places to Visit
There are few historical places and temples to see in Sirwar. Some of them are Bayalu hanuman temple, Sajjalagudda Sharnamma Ashram Matt, Ora Bhavi and Eshawar Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bellary airport (113kms). The nearest international airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad (190 kms).
Bellary Junction railway station is the nearest major railway station (128 kms) to Sirwar.
The best bus operator that offers a good experience for passengers traveling to Sirwar is VRL Travels. Travel websites provide several bus booking offer that will help you save money.