A town located in Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, Tirupattur is also known as the "Sandal City". Approximately 1600 years old Tirupathur is one of the oldest tows and an important commertial centres of the state. The town has temples built during the Hoysala Dyanasty and is also a famous Islamic pilgrim centre as many great saints like ‘Awliyas’ are buried here. Surrounding by hills with sandalwood trees, Tirupattur is very close to Yelagiri hills, the 4th major hill station of Tamil Nadu.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels that offer accommodation near Tirupattur bus stand. Hotel Aruvi and Hotel Elango offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual religious festivals are celebrated in this town.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Brahmmapureeswarar temple is in Tirupattur (3kms) and the Kizr-e-ilahi mosque in the heart of town are places to visit near the town bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Salem Airport (96.22kms)
The Tirupattur Junction Station connects the town to neighbouring towns.
The Tirupattur Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Sri Bhagyalakshmi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
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.