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.
Pamarru is a small village in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It is part of the Krishna district in the South Eastern region of the state. It has a population of around 10000 people. It experiences hot summers and mediocre rains. A stream from Krishna River flows through this village making it a serene and beautiful green village.
Places to Stay
It is difficult to find accommodation in Pamarru. Vijayawada is 40km from here and it is best to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize lodging and boarding accommodations for you.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Telugu is the local language spoken in Athur.
Places to Visit
Jillelamudi Amma temple, Kanaka Durga Temple, Anjaneya Swami Temple and Ranganayaka Swamy Temple are 50-60km from Athur.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is located 40km from Pamarru. It is a domestic airport and offers limited connectivity to the rest of the country.
Vijayawada Airport Railway Station is the nearest and busiest station to Pamarru. It is located 45km away. It connects to most cities in South of India.
NH214 passes through Pamarru hence making it a good road transport hub. APSRTC and other private operators ply regularly out of here to Vijayawada which can help you get to farther destinations. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.