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.
Thrippunithura also called Tripunithura is a suburb in the Kochi city in the state of Kerala. Part of the Ernakulam district, Thrippunithura was the capital of the Cochin Kingdom where the offspring of the Cochin Royal family lived. Thrippunithura has many educational institutions. Road, rail, and air are good travel options to Thrippunithura.
Places to Stay
Thrippunithura does not have many hotels nearby. Local home stays are available. Few budget hotels can be found in the nearby Kochi are Chandrika Residency (Tariff – Rs. 753), Hotel S. M. Regency (Tariff - Rs 797), and Hotel Excellency (Tariff – Rs. 903).
The official language of Thrippunithura is Malayalam. The alternative language spoken is English.
Some of the major local festivals of Thrippunithura that are celebrated include Onam in August, Athachamayam in September, Pulikkali Tiger Play in September, and Aranmula Snake Boat Race in September.
Places of Interest
Sree Poornathrayesa Temple (2 km), Dutch Palace (3 km), Hill Palace (12 km), Chottanikkara Temple (13 km), Kanjiravattom Mosque (30 km), Jewish Synagogue (42 km), and Malayattoor Church (47 km) are famous tourist spots in nearby Kochi.
How to Get There
Kochi Airport (7 km) is the nearest airport to Thrippunithura.
Thrippunithura has its own railway station that connects it to major cities in India.
Thrippunithura has a main bus stand in the heart of the city. Regular bus services connect Thrippunithura to cities such as Mangalore, Manipal, Udupi, Chennai, Ernakulam, Kalady, Thrissur, Munnar, Thiruvarur, and Muvattupuzha. Few good bus operators connecting to Thrippunithura at affordable bus tariffs are Kallada Travels, Ganesh Tourists, and Sugama Tourist. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.