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.
Kangayam is also known as Kangeyam. It is a municipality that is based in the Kangeyam Taluk of the Tripura district in Tamil Nadu. It is located at the centre of the Tripura district and is considered to be one of the flourishing commercial towns of Tamil Nadu. Coconut oil extraction, rice hulling and production of clarified butter (‘ghee’) are thriving in this region. The bulls from this region (also known as the Kangayam bull) are famous for their adaptability and strength.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kangayam. Some of them are Hotel Somu Lodge (Tariff –Rs. 500), Hotel Divya (Tariff – Rs. 800), Arun Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500) and Hotel Gayathiri (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official spoken language of Kangayam is Tamil. Hindi, Malyalam and English are also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Kangayam include Pongal, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Diwali. Thai Poosa Thiruvizah is one of the most popular festivals of the Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple. This festival lasts for 18 days and is celebrated in the months of January and February.
Places of Interest
There are many places for tourists to visit in Kangayam. Some of them include Sivanmalai (5 km from Kangayam), Chennimalai, Orathuppalayam Dam (17 km from Kangayam) and Vattamalai (8 km from Kangayam).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kangayam is Peelamedu Airport at Coimbatore. It is located about 64 km from Kangayam.
Kangayam town does not have its own railway station. The nearest one is at Tirruppur Uthukuzh which is approximately 21 km away from Kangayam.
There are several bus operators that offer comfortable journeys to Kangayam. Discount coupons for bus booking are frequently provided by travel websites to visit tourist destinations. Ticketgoose.com is a popular online bus ticket booking website from where you can get your tickets with ease.