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.
Known to be the most bustling town of Tamil Nadu, Tirupur Bypass is situated on the banks of the Noyyal River. Tirupur is called the ‘Textile Town’ has always attracted a lot of tourists for its high quality branded wear like Fila, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, Whale, Diesel, and Pitstop. Tourists throng into this place for its good garments.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tirupur. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Tirupur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English and Telugu.
One of the famous festivals and events in Tirupur include the Way (Lamp) festival (January).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tirupur. Some of the places include Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue (1km from bus stand), Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple (25kms away from Tirupur) and Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue (1km from bus stand).
How to Get There
The only airport that is closer to this place is the Coimbatore International Airport. It is about 45 km (28 mi) from Tirupur.
Tirupur has a railway station that has many express trains plying down to major cites of the country. Some of the regular trains are available from Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Salem, Erode and Chennai.
Tirupur is well connected with moffusil bus services. All these buses ply to major cities and towns across Tamil nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include PNK SRT Travels and Arthi Travels. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.