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.
Chalode is a small hamlet in the Kannur district of Kerala. This village is covered by the Koodali Panchayat and is a part of the North Kerala division. Chalode is based 23 km east of Kannaur and is 488 km from Thiruvanantpuram. Kuthuparamba, Iritty, Kannur and Taliparamba are the surrounding villages. Some cities near Chalode include Mattannur, Koothuparaba and Kannur.
Places to Stay
Chalode offers small lodges and homestays to visitors. If one is looking for hotels, Kannur (17 km) is the best option. Some of them include Hotel Arafa International (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel High Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Sky Palace (tariff – Rs. 800).
The official spoken language of Chalode is Malayalam. English is also spoken widely in Chalode.
Some festivals that are celebrated in Belthur village include Dussera (October), Diwali (November), Krishna Ashtami (August) and Vinayaka Chaturthi (September).
Places of Interest
Chalode has limited destinations for tourists. Some places around Chalode include Kannur (17 km), Thalassery (25 km), Kakkabe (40 km) and Virajpet (43 km.)
How to Get There
Calicut Airport is the nearest airport and is located at a distance of 115 km from Chalode.
Chalode does not have its own railway station. Cannanore is the nearest station and is about 22 km from Chalode.
There are daily bus services to Bangalore, Mangalore, Calicut, Hyderabad and other cities from Chalode. Some of the best bus operators in this region include PK Travels and Golden Travels. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online