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.
T. Kallupatti is a Panchayati area located in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at the cross roads of Virudhunagar and Theni and the Madurai to Rajapalayam Highways. It is located at a distance of 45 km from the nearest city of Madurai and 20 km from Tirumangalam city. The place is a famous for the Muthalamman Temple where the Goddess is worshipped with great devotion and gaiety.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels available at low budgets in the adjacent city of Madurai. Some of them worth a try are Lakshmi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 590), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 682), Hotel Jeyasakthi (Tariff – Rs. 703), Hotel Kathir Palace (Tariff – Rs. 763), Sri Annapoorna Tower (Tariff – Rs.786) and many more.
Tamil is the official language of the region.
The important festivals celebrated in the region are Muthalamman (Goddess) Temple Festival in April, Mariamman Temple Festival in January-February, Ugadi in March-April, Pongal festival in June, Dussehra in October, Makar Sankranti in January and many more.
Places of Interest
There are a number of religious sites to visit in the region such as the Muthalamman (Goddess) Temple and Kaaliamman Temple that attract many tourists all the year round. Few other major tourist attractions found in the nearby city of Madurai are the Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Thiruparankundram, Gandhi Memorial Museum,Saint Mary's Cathedral and many more.
How to Get There
The Madurai Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 40 km from the region.
The nearest railway station is Tirumangalam Railway Station at a distance of 20 km from the area.
The major state bus service is the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) that runs across many places. Private bus operators such as KPN Travels, SRM Transports, Madurai-Radha Travels also operate between many places among others. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets