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.
Yadur is the native home ground of Shree Veerbhardra temple- situated on the banks of the holy river Krishna, was founded by the holy saint Shri Kseshtra Yadur. This temple is approximately 94 km from Belgaum and was founded way back in the 12th century. The temple is a part of the Kadshiddeshwar Math trust. Many religious rituals are performed here on a daily basis. ‘Shri Veerupakshalinga’ or the Shivalinga was also founded here.
Places to Stay
Yadur is a small village that doesn’t have many hotels. However, visitors have the option to put up in the local home stays here which come at affordable prices.
The official language spoken in Yadur is Kannada.
Some of the popular festivals of Yadur are Ganesh Chaturthi that is celebrated in September and Deepavali which is celebrated in October every year.
Places of Interest
Venkateshwara Temple in Yadur is one of the famous tourist destinations here that’s situated 4 km away.
How to Get There
Belgaum (92 km) and Hubli (181 km) are the two main airports situated away from Yadur.
Yadur has proximity to two railway stations - Belgaum and Ghatprabha.
From Yadur, one can reach the city of Belgaum through two National Highways - NH4 and State Highway 12. Many private bus operators such as NWKRTC provide consistent service to Yadur as well as to the whole of Karnataka. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.