Manchakal is a small village in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bangalore at a distance of 94 km east. The place is not too far away from the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Those travelling between Chennai and Bangalore can stop by at this place for refreshments.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is 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 the area is Kannada. Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The best place to see around while in the city is Bangalore. Some of the places worth trying out are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Vidhana Soudha. Hosur (59 km away) can also be visited by those who want to experience the pleasant England-like weather of the town. Wonderla Amusement Park (at a distance of 28 km from Bangalore) is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore at a distance of 100 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station nearby at a distance of 97 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. SRS Travels is one of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Buses to the area are available from Bangalore. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.