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 Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Aruppukottai is situated about 48 kms away from Madurai. The city is famous for Handloom and power loom industry. This town is also famous for beautiful silk sarees. Aruppukottai people love music and folk dance. There are many famous temples in this town which include Shri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami Temple, Sri Vandimalarchi Amman Kovil Thirunagaram Sri Pampalamman Temple.
Budget Hotels in Aruppukottai
There are good budget hotels in Aruppukottai. Some of them are Abm Grande Hotels (Tariff – Rs.1000), Theni International hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Western Gatz Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Karna Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Aruppukottai is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Aruppukottai
Chithra Pournami, Festival (April), Natarajar Abhishegam and Vaigasi Pormortchavam; (August) are the most important festivals celebrated in Aruppukottai
Places to See in Aruppukottai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Aruppukottai. Some of the places include Shri Arulmigu Sokkanathar Swami Temple (4 kms from Aruppukottai) Sri Vandimalarchi Amman Kovil Thirunagaram (9kms kms from Aruppukottai) , Kammavar Sri Krishnan Bhajanalayam (10 kms from Aruppukottai) and Sri Pampalamman Temple. (8 kms from Aruppukottai).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Aruppukottai is the Madurai Airport. It is located about 49 kms away from the town
There is no railway station in Aruppukottai. The nearest railway station from Aruppukottai is the Madurai junction
The distance between Aruppukottai and Madurai is about 48 kms. There are four bus stands in Madurai Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Supaa Travels, SRS Travels and KPN Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home