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.
Located in the Nileshwar taluka of Kerala is the tiny hamlet of Cheruvathoor. Kanhangad, situated 13 km away is the nearest major town from Cheruvathoor. Kanhangad, Payyannur, Cheruthazham, and Kalliasseri are the nearby cities. This region experiences intense humidity round the year. The amount of precipitation in the region is high during monsoons.
Places to Stay
There are no good hotels in Cheruvathoor. However, homestays are a good option available in Cheruvathoor. More information about homestays can be obtained in person.
Tulu is the local language in Cheruvathoor. Malayalam and Kannada are also spoken here.
Onam in the month of February is celebrated with great fervour and pomp here. Diwali in November is also an important festival celebrated by the residents of Cheruvathoor.
Places of Interest
Some of the important tourist attractions in and around Cheruvathoor are Veeramala Hills, Ranipuram (25 km), and Kanhangad (13 km) amongst various others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Cheruvathoor is in Mangalore which is situated approximately 98 km away. It can be easily reached via busses.
Cheruvathoor has a railway station of its own with trains connecting to nearby places.
Cheruvathoor has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to places such as Kanhangad and Kazhakoottam amongst many others. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.