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.
Pulla is a village located in Western Godavari district which is home to world renowned Jagannadhapuri temple. It is situated 29 km in the East direction from Eluru, the District head quarters. It is further located at a distance of 7 km from Bhimadole and almost 360 km from State capital Hyderabad. Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Bhimavaram, Nidadavole are the nearby cities to Pulla.
Places to Stay
Athidhi International Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1,100) is one of the most preferred hotels located at Gubbalavari Street in neighbouring town Eluru along with Hotel Grand Aarya (Tariff- Rs. 1,300).
The official language of Pulla is Telugu. Official co-languages include Hindi and Urdu.
Some of the prominent festivals celebrated in Pulla village are Deccan Festival, Telugu New Year, Bhishma Ekadasi, Ugadi and Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Places of Interest
Pulla is famous for its magnificent landscapes, lavishing coconut grooves, artistic temples and architecture. Attractions in nearby Rajahmundry (129 km) are Sri Gowthami Grandhalayam, Draksharamam Temple, Sri Arthur cotton Museum, and Iskon Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to pulla is the Rajahmundry Airport (70 km).
Pulla has a railway station located on the Kakinada Tirpuati route with Tirupati Passenger (Train number: 574578) halting here for approximately 60 seconds.
APSRTC runs a number of non-AC buses at regular intervals. Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and Sai Anjana Travels operate private AC semi-sleeper buses from Hyderabad. The average ticket price is Rs 400-650 per passenger. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.