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.
A town in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, Ambur is located on the banks of the Palar River. The town is referred as Leather City of South India for its leather tanning industry. It is known to be the main exporters of finished and unfinished leather goods.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ambur. Some of them are Darling Residency (Tariff – Rs1000), Aavanaa Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), River View Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sri Srinivasar Residency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Ambur is Tamil. The other language spoken is Urdu, Telugu and Kannada.
The Important Festivals of Ambur is Adi Thabasu festival (July) and Eid al-Fitr (August)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ambur. Some of the places include Sri Anjaneyar Temple ( 4 kms from Ambur) , Sundara Vinayagar Temple (9kms from Ambur) and Patra Koil (6 kms from Almbur)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ambur is the Chennai International Airport. It is about 190 kms from this town.
Ambur has a railway station. There are regular trains connecting to cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Salem, Erode,
The state transport buses connects to some of the districts and towns of Tamil Nadu. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Sangita Bharathi Travels and B.G.S Travels. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.