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.
A small village in the Kundapura Taluka of the Udupi District in Karnataka, Tekkatte is 28 km from district headquarters Udupi, 9 km from Kundapura, and 373 km from state capital, Bangalore. There is a chance of humidity in the weather as Tekkatte is very near to Arabian Sea. Tekkatte shares its borders with Bhatkal and Hosanagara Taluka in north and with Udupi and Kartal Taluka in South. Cities near Tekkatte are Kota, Udupi, Karkala, and Mudbidri.
Places to Stay
Jewel Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Sharada International (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Mookambika Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels available near Tekkatte.
Tulu is the main language spoken in Tekkatte.
The Ugadi festival in March- April, is celebrated all over the state as the Kannada New Year.
Places of Interest
Maravanthe (22 km), Kodachaadri (22 km), Udupi (27 km), and Kollur (40 km) are some places of interest near Tekkatte.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Tekkatte city is Bajpe Airport, located 76 km from Tekkatte.
Kundapura Railway Station is the nearest railway stations, located at a distance of 8 km from Tekkatte. Mangalore Railway Station is the nearest major railway station, 87 km from Tekkatte.
Tekkatte is well connected to Kundapur and Bhatkal by road. Durgamba Motors, Regal Tourist and Sea Bird Tourist Centre are some of the best private bus operators that ply on this route. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.