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.
Known to be a small town in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Kavali is situated about 8 kms from Bay of Bengal. Kavali is also called Kanakapatnam , meaning wealth will flow into this place'. Kalugola Sambhavi temple, Sivalayam (Rudrapada Kshethram), Vishnalayam and Anjaneya temple are the most famous temple of this town. The place is famous for wholesale clothing business.
Places to stay
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Kavali. Some of them are Hotel Namaskar (Tariff – Rs1 000), Hotel Ramakrishna ( (Tariff – Rs.500) and Hotel Sritulasi Prasad (Tariff – Rs 1300).
The official language of Kavali is Telugu. The other languages spoken include Hindi
Some famous festivals and events of Kavali include the Maha Shivaratri festival.
Place to visit
There are several interesting places of tourist attraction in Kavali. Some of the places include Sri Kotha satram (8kms from Kavali ), Kalugola Sambhavi ( 14 kms from Nellore) Vishnalayam and Anjaneya temple ( 49 kms from Nellore)and Tummalapenta (52 km from Nellore )
How to Get There
Bhuntar Airport is the e only nearest airport to Kavali. Tirupati Aiport to Kavali is about 179 kms.
The Chennai-Vijaywada railway line pass through Kavali and this makes the town connect to major districts and cities of South India. There are many express trains halt and depart from here.
The town is well connected to major cities and districts by APSRTC buses. There are daily buses plying to Nellore District, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada and Tirupati. Some of the best bus operators that offer exceptional experience for passengers include Sree Kaleswari Travels, Morning Star Travels and Meghana Travels. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.