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.
A village panchayat, Kommuru is located in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It was formerly part of the Nuzvidhu Taluka, but has since been attached to the Aagiripalli Mandal. It was formerly called Rajagopalapuram, after Raja Sobhanadresswara Rao. Kommuru’s main occupation is mango cultivation. Kommuru has a number of places of tourist interest for the eager traveller. Machilipatnam (75 km) is the nearest city to Kommuru.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Kommuru, Machilipatnam has a few good budget hotel options. Of these RK Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) is the best.
The official language of Kommuru is Telugu.
The important festivals of Kommuru are Subramanyeswara Swamy Shashti during Margasira Shuddha Shashti Day and the Vinayaka Chaviti which falls on Bhadra Pada Sudda Chaviti.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kommuru. These are mostly places of religious interest. The Kommuru reservoir is a popular picnic spot. The Mukhteshwara Swamy Temple (1.5 km), which was known as the Pooja Temple in Queen’s Ananthapuram, is rumoured to have hidden treasure. There are several other temples and a church in the village too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport Kommuru is Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada. The airport is located about 151 km away.
Paralikimidi railway station is the nearest railway station to Kommuru. It is connected to the rest of Andhra Pradesh on the South Central Railway line through Vishakhaptnam Railway Station (151 km).
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad and other places. Morning Star Travels offers good services to passengers. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.