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 town in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Amalapuram is located about 60 kms away from Rajahmundry city. The town is well-known for the temples of Lord Venkateswara, Lord Subrahmanyeswara and Lord Chandramouliswara. This town was earlier called as Amrutpuri and later was changed to Amalapuram.
Budget Hotels in Amalapuram
There are good budget hotels in Amalapuram. Some of them are Hotel Vasishta (Tariff – Rs1.500), Hotel Vishnu Sri (Tariff – Rs.1,700), Hotel Annapurna Residency (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Vaishnavi (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Amalapuram is Telugu.
Events in Amalapuram
The Important Festivals of Amalapuram is Vijaya Dasami Festival (October).
Places to See in Amalapuram
There are several places of tourist attraction in Amalapuram. Some of the places include Lord Venkateswara (7 km from Amalapuram), Lord Subrahmanyeswara (4 kms from Amalapuram) Lord Vinayaka(12 kms from Amalapuram) and Lord Chandramouliswara (2 kms from Amalapuram).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Amalapuram is the Rajahmundry Airport. It is about 85 kms away from this town.
There is no railway station in Alur. The nearest railway station are Rajahmundry. It is about 85 kms away from this town.
The state transport buses connects to some of the districts and towns of Andhra Pradesh. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Sai Anjana Travels, Meghana Travels and SVR Tours & Travels. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache.