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.
Takala, a small village situated in Bhandara district, Maharashtra, is a part of the Paschim region. It is 36 km from Bhandara, 928 km from Mumbai, and 540 km from Maharashtra. Its nearby cities are Ramtek, Bhandara, Tumsar, and Tirora. It is surrounded by Chicholi, Tiroda, Tekadi, Kamptee, and Sawari Jawharnagar.
Places to Stay
One can find reasonable hotels in Nagpur, 91.4 km from Takala. They are Hotel Blue Moon (Tariff – Rs.850), Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), Hotel Blue Diamond (Tariff – Rs.692), Amir Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), and Midland Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700).
Languages spoken in Takala are Marathi and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated here are Ganesh Chaturthi held during August- September, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Kojagiri Poornima in September-October, and Vat Pournima in May-June.
Places of Interest
There are many palces of interest in Nagpur, 91.4 Km from Takala, they are The Balaji Mandir (6 km), Ambazari Lake and garden (5 km), and Dragon Palace Temple (19 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Nagpur (98 Km) from Takala.
The nearest railway station is at Tumsar (11.3 Km) from Takala.
This area is well connected through a bus route from Tumsar and Nagpur. Avail of a bus ticket discount coupon from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online.