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 fast growing town and mandalin Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh,Bapatla, formerly known as Bhavapuri, Bhavapatla,is on the well-known GBC (Guntur-Bapatla-Chirala) Road, 64kms south of Guntur.The town is famous for its rice business and rice trading and has many rice mills equipped with hi-tech machinery. The town’s vegetable market is popular in the entire region, and is visited by people from all the surrounding villages.
Budget Hotels in Bapatla
Bapatlahas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Kona Bhavan, Deluxe Lodge and Bhavana Residency offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Telugu is the official language here.
Events in Bapatla
The annual festivals like Sankranthi, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here
Places to See in Bapatla
The Bhavannarayana Swami Temple, located in the heart of the town, is one of the oldest temples of Andhra Pradesh.The Sri SankaraVidyalayam, a 96 year old Veda Patasala near the Bhavannarayana Swami temple, the Sai Baba Temple (7kms),Sri KalyanaVenkateswara Swami Temple (8kms) are other places of interest in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport (101kms)
Bapatlahas its own railway station.
Bapatlabus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Morning Star Travels, KaveriKamakshi Travels, Sri Srinivasa Travels and Meghana Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.