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.
Tarikere is a village in the Chikkamangaluru district of Karnataka. Tarikere gets its name from the number of lakes that surround it (‘kere’ means ‘lake.’) Doddakere, Kenddarahalla, Dalavikere and Ramanayakankere are some of the lakes that surround it. The city is located 49 km north of the district headquarters of Chikkamagaluru and 244 km from Bangalore.
Places to Stay
The Spectrum Homestay (tariff Rs. 800 onwards, 49 km away from Tarikere), the Gonakal Homestay (tariff Rs.2400 onwards, 49 km away from Tarikere), the Last Resort Homestay (tariff Rs. 1500 onwards) are some of the best options for accommodation that are available near Tarikere.
Kannada, Tulu, English, Urdu, Konkani, Gujarati and Marathi are some of the languages that are spoken in Tarikere
Makara Sankranthi and the Car festival (a procession for Lord Subramanya) are celebrated in the months of December and January. These are two of the most popular festivals celebrated every year in Tarikere.
Places of Interest
The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary ( 14 km away from Tarikere),Kemmangundi( 30 km away from Tarikere),Amruthapura(6 km away from Tarikere) and Kallathi Giri( 35 km away from Tarikere)are some places that are considered to be tourist spots.
How to get there
There are no airports in Tarikere, the nearest domestic airport the Mangalore airport which is 152 km away.
Tarikere falls on the Bangalore-Shimoga railway line and so there are many trains travelling to and from Tarikere railway station.
There are many bus services that frequent the Tarikere bus stand. Some of the bus operators also provide bus services from Bangalore to Tarikere on a daily basis. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.