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.
Kallakurichi is a municipality town in the Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu. The town has a population of over 60,000 people and has a literacy rate above than the national average of the country. It has become one of the emerging agricultural towns with a seed processing plant, sugar mill and rice mill. It has one of the most famous poultry farms called Murarbad Iqra farms among many others. It is a central town with Pondicherry, Salem and Tiruvannamalai surrounding it.
Places to Stay
While visitors can find accommodations in VRT and KTK Lodge in Kallakurichi itself, it is recommended and usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Pongal, Tamil New Year, Krishna Jayanthi, Eid, Christmas and Diwali are events celebrated across the year.
Tamil and Hindi are locally spoken in Kallakurichi. English is a commonly used language.
Places to visit
The Viluppuram district has many tourist attractions such as The Rockcut Temple, Veedur Dam, and Gomuki Dam. Auroville also falls within this district.
How to Get There
The Neyveli airport is the nearest airport located 55km away from Kallakurichi. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
The Neyveli Railway Station is located 10km away. The station is well connected to all cities in Tamil Nadu. Visitors can easily access the larger cities to make connecting arrangements to farther places.
While Kallakurichi has a local bus stand, it is best that travellers access Neyveli bus stand. Operators that offer quality service include the TNSRTC, Sharma and Sea Bird Travels. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. These days the availability of bus tickets online has enabled travellers to get confirm their tickets with ease.