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 the seventh most populous state of Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool Byepass is located about 212 kilometers of Hyderbad. Kurnool is derived from a Telugu word ‘Kandanavolu which is found in the ancient inscriptions. The place has charmed many tourists with its temples, palaces and ancient monuments. The historical art and architecture of some monuments had brought in many tourists to this district. Some of the major tourist attractions are Kondareddy Buruz, medieval fort and tomb of Abdul Wahab.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Kurnool l. Some of them are DVR Mansion (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Raja Vihar Deluxe (Tariff – Rs.1000) S V Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and The Mourya Inn (Tariff – Rs.1001).
The official language of Kurnool l is Telugu. The other languages spoken include Hindi.
Car festival is one of the famous festivals of Sri Ajaneyaswami which is celebrated for eight days.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kurnool . Some of the places include Belum Caves, Kurnool ( 118 kms from Kurnool), Kondareddy Buruz (7kms from Kurnool), Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ( 119 kms from Kurnool) and Yaganti Temple ( 87 kms from Yaganti Temple).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to Kurnool, which is located in the city of Hyderbad
There are four railway stations in this district. They are Kurnool city, Adoni, Nandyal and Dhone junction.
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has long distances buses. There are some buses that connects to cities like Srisailam, Vinukonda, Guntur, Vijayawada etc. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Kallada Travels, Balagangadhara Travels and KMR Travels. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.