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.
Thamarrassary is a town in the Kozhikode district, located in the South Indian state of Kerala. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kozhikode, located at a distance of 30 km south-west. The cultural hub of Malappuram is also close-by and lies 56 km to the south of the town. One can stop by in the town while en route to the picturesque Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary from Malappuram or Kozhikode. The area is known for its picturesque hilly terrain.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Malappuram, the cultural hub of the region. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Motel Araam - Kuttipuram (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Ruby Residency (Tariff- Rs. 600), Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Vishu in April, Onam in August-September and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Located near the Malabar Coast, the place has its own unique Muslim culture which is different from North India. The town apart from picturesque South Indian landscape and a few Islamic institutes, has nothing much to offer. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Malappuram are the Malappuram Juma Masjid, a very old mosque of its kind in the state, the Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Kothakkunnu (known as the Marine Drive of Malappuram), Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary (36 km away from Thalamarassery, and others. The Malabar Biryani is a must-try dish of the area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport in Kozhikode at a distance of 52 km.
Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 31 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the area to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the region. However, the town is mostly catered to by state-run buses. Kozhikode and Malappuram are the places from where regular bus services are available. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online