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.
Naguru, a village on the banks of Nagavali River, is located in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district. Its district headquarters is 99 km away from this village and its capital city, Hyderabad is 735 km away. Naguru lies on the border of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. Some of the nearby cities include Bobbili, Parvathipuram, Rajam and Salur.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in this village. Vizianagaram offers good budget hotels. One such affordable hotel is Vytla Residency (Tariff – Rs.953).
The official language spoken in Naguru is Telugu.
The most important festivals celebrated in Naguru are Sankranti in January, Shivratri during February, Ugadi and Holi in March, Navratri in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are some tourist attractions around Naguru. They are Vattigedda Reservoir (29 km), Thotapalli Reservoir (7 km), Parvathipuram (12 km) and Krishna Sagaram (24 km) away from this village.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam Airport is the nearest airport, located 156 km away from Naguru.
The nearest railway station is in Parvathipuram, which is 14 km away from the village.
Naguru has regular buses plying from Parvathipuram. There are comfortable private buses from major cities that connect this village. Online bus booking sites have made it possible for travellers to get their bus tickets with ease.