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.
Theni a district of Tamil Nadu is a tourists delight. Theni is most famous for handlooms and handicrafts.
Budget Hotels in Theni
There are good budget hotels in Theni . Some of them are Abm Grande Hotels, (Tariff – Rs.1000), The Western Gatz Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), New Everest Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Megamalai tourism (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of r is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Theni
One of the famous festivals and events in Theni include Ekadasi Festival and Utsavam or Annual Festival. Ekadasi Festival is one of the most important festivals of Theni.
Places to See in Theni
There are several places of tourist attraction in Theni. Some of the places include Our Lady of Snows Church (100 kms from Madurai Saneeswara Temple (20 kms away from Theni) and Velappar Temple, (35 kms from Theni ) Bodinayakkanur ( 8 kms from Theni bus stand) and Kamatchi Amman Temple (30kms from Theni).
How to Get There
The only airport that is closer to this place is Madurai Airport. It is located about 95 kms from Theni.
It is the junction situated between Bodi & Madurai.. This station is built during the British period. Moreover this airport is positioned along the Western Ghats.
Theni which is popular tourist destinations is connected to all the important cities and districts of South India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include SRM Transports, KPN Travels and Joy Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.