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.
Sreekandapuram is a village Panchayat of Kannur district in Kerala, under the governance of the Taliparamba Taluk. It is located at a distance of 19 km from the major city of Taliparamba and 33 km from Kuthuparamba city. The Valapattanam river, the largest river of Kannur, is situated at a distance of 30 km from the village. The village offers a number religious spots that are worth visiting.
Places to Stay
You can find several budget-friendly hotels available in the nearest accessible place of Kannur. Some of them worth giving a try are Malabar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900), Pranav Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Sky Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Palmgrove Heritage Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 600), Surya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam.
The important festivals of the region are the Theyyam festivals celebrated in December- May, Kottiyur festival in May-July, the annual festival of Thrichambaram Mahotsavam in February-March among others.
Places of Interest
There are several important Temples of tourist interest found in the area. Some of them are the Ammakoottam Mahadevi temple, the 600-year-old Shree Mahavishnu Temple, the ecological spot of Vayakkara KAVU. There are also many places to visit in nearby Konnur, a few of which are the Payyambalam Beach, the Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Thottada Beach, the Fort of St. Angelos along with the beach view, the hillock of Madayi Para, the historic Thalassery Fort and many such tourist places.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport located at a distance of 139 km from the village.
The Pappinisseri Railway Station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 27 km from the village.
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KRSTC) is a major bus services provider that runs buses in many destinations. Private bus operator services such as KTC Tours, Kallada Travels also provide services across many places. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.