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.
Yedthare is a historical place that is located in the Udupi district of Karnataka. It is by the sea near Kundapura. Yedthare was named after the powerful Yedthare family of landlords who owned most of it about 600 years back. The family was quite philanthropic and contributed to the welfare of the community. One can only reach Yedthare by bus or other means of road transport.
Places to Stay
Yedthare is a small village and hence does not have many hotels nearby. However local homestays are available here.
The official languages of Yedthare are Tulu and Kannada. Other languages spoken here are Konkani, Hindi and English.
Some of the popular festivals of Yedthare that are celebrated every year are Ugadi (March-April), Dussehra (October) and Navaratri (October.)
Places of Interest
Yedthare is popular for its temples. Some of the important ones are the Saneshwar temple, the Ganga Vishweshara temple and the Vishnu temple.
How to Get There
Yedthare does have an airport of its own, the nearest airport is at Mangalore which is 119 km away.
Yedthare has no train station. The nearest railway station is at Kundapura (40 km). Mangalore Railway Station is a little further away (about 97 km.)
There are buses from Kundapur and Bhatkal to Yedthare. Some of the major private bus operators plying to Yedthare include Durgamba Motors and Sri Durgamba Travels. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.