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.
The city of Chilakaluripet is situated in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 259 km from its capital city, Hyderabad, and Guntur, its district headquarters, is based at a distance of 41 km. It is a good base to explore its nearby places like Amravathi (64 km), Vijayawada (77 km) and Nagarjunakonda (85 km).
Budget Hotels in Chilakaluripet
It would be preferable to stay in Guntur and travel to Chilakaluripet. There are a wide range of hotels one can choose from ranging from a costly to a low budget hotel like Hotel Vijay, Sindoori Hotel, Hotel Nakshtra etc.
Telugu is the official language of this area.
Events in Chilakaluripet
Sri Ramanavami held in October is the major festival of this region. Some of the other festivals celebrated in this city are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ugadi (April), Maha Shivratri (February) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Chilakaluripet
Uppalapadu Nature Conservation is located 20 miles from the town. Endangered bird species and other species of animals and birds are there in this forest. This place is a must visit for all the tourists visiting Guntur. Amaravathi, Bhattiprolu, Chebrolu located at Guntur Rural/District is famous for Ancient Relics and historical monuments. Downtown located at the heart of Guntur city has a number of parks, city-centers, Theme Parks in this area. This place is frequented by youngsters and also by people of all age groups.
How to Get There
The closest international airport is the Hyderabad international airport located just at a distance of 266 km from here. It is just at a 5 to 6 hours drive from this town.
It is well connected by trains to all the major places and also to all the metropolitan cities. Trains run on a regular basis from these places to all the major places.
Guntur is the headquarters of the State Road Transport Corporation and there are buses plying to and from Guntur to all the major places. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.