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.
Muthanur is small village located in Chengam Taluk of Thiruvanamallai district in Tamilnadu. Muthanur is situated 37 km away from Thiruvanamallai and around 210 km from Chennai. Nearby cities are Puddupalayam (17 km), Thorpadi (4 km) and Kottakulam. This place is known for scenic beauty and green fields.
Places to Stay
There are few hotels in Muthanur, but many are found in Thiruvanamallai like Park Hotel (Rs500), Thrisul Hotel (Rs450) and Hotel Udupi Brindavan(Rs400)
The official languages of Muthanur region is Tamil
The important festivals of Muthanur are Veerapathiran Swamy Festival, Mariamman Thiruvizha, Pongal Festival, Karthika Deepam Festival and Diwali Festivals. Karthika Deepam Festival celebrated in the month of Karthika (Nov-Dec) is very popular in this region and is celebrated with a cauldron filled with ghee and huge lamp lit.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction near Muthanur which include Annamalaiyar Temple(40 km), Ramana Ashram (45 km), Sathanur Dam built across Thenpennair river located 60 km and Ulagalantha Perumal Temple (75 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muthanur is the Chennai Airport (200 km away) and Bangalore International Airport (225 km)
Nearest railway station from Muthanur is Thiruvanamallai (37 km), Polur (55 km) and Katpadi Junction (88 km) connects to all parts of Tamilnadu and rest of the country.
Muthanur is well connected by State Run TNSRTC or commonly known as RTC buses to all Thiruvanamallai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Chennai and Bangalore. Local buses including also provide connectivity to all the cities.Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.