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 Jaggampeta is located in Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarter is about 439 km away from Hyderabad, the capital city. As it is a part of Eastern Ghats regions, one can explore the beautiful hills and lush green fields in the outskirts of the city. It is not very far from popular tourist places like Kakinada (35 km) and Rajahmundry (37 km).
Places to Stay
Jaggampeta does not have good options when it comes to accommodation. However, there are plenty of hotels in Kakinada like Udupi Radhakrishna (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Udupi Venus (Tariff-Rs.500) and Hotel Udupi Durga Lodge (Tariff-Rs.600).
Telugu is the official language of Jaggampeta.
Major festivals of this region are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Muharram (November), Ugadi (April), Krishastami (August) and Diwali (October-November).
Places of Interest
There are no major attractions in Jaggampeta. But Kakinada (35 km) has several places that are worth visiting like Pithapuram (21 km), Draksharam, Bhavanaranya Swamy Temple and Coringa Sanctuary. Kotilingeswara Temple (15.8 km), Alcot Garden (10 km) and Papi hills (12 km) in Rajahmundry also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (26 km), which connects Jaggampeta with other cities.
Gudaparti Railway Station based at a distance of 19km is the nearest from the village.
Both state buses and private buses are active in this area. Meghana Travels, SVR Tours and Travels, Reddy Express and Gowthami Travels are some private operators plying between Jaggampeta and other regions.