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.
Bestavaripeta is a village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated in Prakasam district, about 117 km away from Ongole which is the district headquarters.
Places to Stay
The best budget-friendly option is in Cumbum town - RR Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500.) There are also some hotels available in Nandyal which is located 93 km away. Some of them are Chanakya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Jabeed Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Hotel Srinivasa (Tariff – Rs.500) and Hotel Raj Café (Tariff – Rs.500.)
The official language of Bestavaripeta is Telugu.
The people in Bestavaripeta celebrate Makar Sankrati, the festival that heralds spring, in January every year. Ugadi which is the Telugu New Year is also celebrated with much fervour.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit in Bestavaripeta. One of these is the Cumbum Lake which is a man-made lake that was built in the 15th
Chennakesava temple in Markapur (located 31km away) is also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The Hyderabad airport is the closest one to Bestavaripeta village. It is located 225 km away.
The Cumbum Railway Station which is located 5km away connects Bestavaripeta to Nellore. Nellore Railway Station is the nearest major railway station that connects the village to larger cities in the region.
KPN Travels, JR Travels and Jayanthi Travels offer reliable bus services to and from Bestavaripeta via Cumbum. When you book your bus ticket online you don’t need to go to ticket counters and stand in long queues.