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.
Kandamangalam is a hamlet in the Kandamangalam taluk in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. Pondicherry and Cuddalore are situated close to Kandamangalam. It lies close to the Bay of Bengal due to which the weather is mostly humid. Road is the best way of travelling to Kandamangalam. Few schools and colleges can be found in the vicinity of Kandamangalam.
Places to Stay
Budget hotels can be found in the nearby Pondicherry district. MPM Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 572), RM Guest House & Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 809) and Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs. 872) are good options.
The official language of Kandamangalam is Tamil. The alternative language spoken here is English.
Some of the major local festivals of Kandamangalam are Pongal (January), Tamil New Year (March/April), Vinayaka Chaturthi (September), Navaratri, Dussehra and Deepawali (October/November) and Christmas (December).
Places of Interest
Pondicherry (17 km away), Cuddalore (22 km away), Chidambaram (64 km away) are some good tourist spots situated near Kandamangalam.
How to Get There
Chennai Airport (144 km away) is the nearest airport to Kandamangalam.
C Babusamudram Railway Station and Valavanur Railway Station (12 km away) are the two nearest railheads to Kandamangalam.
Kandamangalam is well connected via Pondicherry to cities and towns such as Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Ernakulam and Coimbatore. Kallada Travels, Sangita Travels, SRS Travels are a few good bus operators connecting to Kandamangalam at affordable bus tariffs. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.