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.
Nemmara is a village in Nemmara Tehsil, Palakkad District in Kerala. It comes under Central Kerala Division. It is located at 29 km from the District headquarters Palakkad. Nemmara is a Taluk head quarter. Chittur- Thathamangalam, Ottappalam, Shoranur are the major nearby cities to Nemmara. Nemmara is surrounded by Pazhayannur Taluk towards the west, Kollengode Taluk towards the east, Alathur Taluk up north and Kuzhalmannam Taluk in the south.
Places to Stay
Nearby hotels include Palakkad Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 1600), Hotel Gazala (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Holiday Break (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Malayalam and English are the languages spoken in Nemmara.
Nemmara is famous for its Nemmara-Vallangi Vela ('Vela' festival), which is the festival of "Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Lord" in April.
Places of Interest
Nearby tourist destinations include Pothundi Dam (9 km from Nemmara), Nelliyampathy. Palakkad, Ottapalam, Navaneetha Krishna Temple, Kalchadi Waterfalls, Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Temple, Koduvayur, Pothundi Dam, Palakkad (26 km), Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (28 km), Malampuzha (32), Anaimalai (40 km), Chittur-Thathamangalam (21 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore, which is located at a distance of 70 km from Nemmara.
Palghat (PGT) is the nearest major railway station to Nemmara, located at a distance of 8.1 km.
Nemmara is situated on the Trissur-Pollachi route. From here, travellers can go to Tamil Nadu through Kollengode and Govindapuram to enter the town of Pollachi. From Trichur bus stand, Nemmara is just 48 km away. Akbar travels, Hindusthan Travels, KST Tours offer the best travel services to travellers. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.