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.
Pulivendula is a mandal in the Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It belongs to the Rayalaseema region which is located 76 km west from district headquarters Kadapa. It is further located 386 km from state capital Hyderabad. Pulivendula consists of 40 villages and 7 panchayats.
Places to Stay
The place has some budget and mid-tier priced hotel accommodation facilities at Puttaparthi, the closest to Pulivendula. They are Chaitanya International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800-1200) and Sri Sai Sadan, Puttaparthi (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1400).
The official language of Pulivendula is Telugu. The other language spoken is Urdu.
The Pulivendula village celebrates festivals like Deccan Festival, Telugu New Year, Bhishma Ekadasi, Ugadi, Sri Ram Navami Festival, Nagula Chavithi and Vinayaka Chaturthi
Places of Interest
Pulivendula is a combination of a religious and architectural tourist destination. Museums include Spiritual Museum and Chaitanya Jyoti Museum in Puttaparthi (129 km away), and Kadapa (130 km away) is home to Gandikot Fort of the 13 century, Shri Kondarama Temple (Vonimitta Temple), Bhagvan Mahavir Government Museum and Sri Venkateshwara Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pulivendula is the Bangalore International Airport. It is located about 164 km away from the town.
There is no railway station near Pulivendula in less than 10 km. However, Tirupati Railway Station is a major railway station which is at a distance of 174 km from Pulivendula.
Pulivendula, Vemula and Balapanur APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation) bus stations are close to Pulivendula. APSRTC runs a number of AC and Non AC buses to the city at frequent intervals. It is well connected to Bangalore with private bus operators such as Bhavani Travels which provides AC and non-AC bus services. Veera Travels operates non-stop bus services from Hyderabad at an average ticket price of Rs. 600 per passenger. KPN and Mahasagar Travels have frequent buses from Vijaywada. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.