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.
Talala is a small tehsil in the Junagadh district in Gujarat. It is located just 75 km away from the district of Junagadh and is 381 km away from the state capital of Gandhinagar. Talala is surrounded Patna Veraval Taluka on the west, Sutrapada Taluka on its south, and Mendarda Taluka on the north.
Places to Stay
There are several good hotels in cities nearby Talala, Gir Jungle Lodge (34 km away from Junagadh) (Tariff-Rs 4,500), Radhika Beach Resort (36 km away from Diu) (Tariff –Rs 4000), and Hotel Anil Farm (Tariff –Rs 3000) are some of the three star accommodations available nearby.
Gujarati, Hindi, and English are the three widely spoken languages in Talala.
Navratri and Mahashivratri are the two main festivals celebrated with great fervour by the people in Talala.
Places of Interest
The Bhimdeval Sun Temple, Somnath Mahadev Temple (25 km), Somnath Beach (25 km), Archaeological Museum (25 km) and Jama Masjid (75 km) are few noteworthy attractions close to Talala.
How to Get There
Diu Airport is the nearest airport to Talala and is 53.3 km away from the town
There are many trains travelling from and to Talala junction railway station on a daily basis.
There are many regular state buses to state bus depot at Talala. Bus operators such as Shree Hari Travels, Patel Tours and Travels, and Paavan Travels provide their bus services from Ahmedabad to Talala regularly. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets.