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.
Palladam is a suburb of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Coimbatore. Palladam is located on National Highway NH 67 and is a major Panchayat with large source of income collected from the business community. Most people in Palladam are engaged in agriculture of cotton and tobacco. The main businesses are textiles, agriculture, wind mill and stone crushing.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palladam are Hotel P.R.A Towers (Tariff - Rs.400), ABH Lodge (Tariff - Rs.300) and Ariyas Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400).
Tamil is the official language of Palladam.
Places to Visit
Pongaliamman temple and Mahaliaman temple are famous temples in Palladam. The Palldam church is also famous.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palladam is Coimbatore International Airport (35 kms).
The nearest railway station to Palladam is at Tirupur (16 kms). Coimbatore Junction railway station is nearest major railway station (38 kms) to Palladam.
Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Palladam include Hindusthan Travels, PNK SRT Travels and SRS Travels. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.