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.
Attur is a small city in Attur Taluk in the Salem district located in Tamilnadu. It is located 57 kms east from the headquarters of Salem. It is a head quarter of Taluk. The villages surrounding Attur are Ppamasamudram, Palaniyapuri, Kalrayanhills Taluk, and Peddanaickenpalayam Taluk in the east and many more.
Budget Hotels in Attur
Attur offers many comfortable hotels for budget travellers which are near the main bus terminal in Attur for instance VC Lodge Attur (Tariff- Rs 530 onwards) 1 km from main bus stand.RR Plaza Attur (Tariff Rs 318 onwards) it is also closer to the main bus stand.
The official language spoken here is Tamil. English is also spoken.
Events in Attur
Attur celebrates all festivals starting from Ganesh Chaturthi to all other festivals celebrated in Chennai. These festivals are celebrated with pomp and splendour all across Chennai.
Places to See in Attur
There are numerous places one can visit while their visit to Attur. Attur is rich in culture and heritage and as a result it has a number of theatre halls. The NS Theatre and Kaesavan theatre should not be missed. One can also visit the Attur fort which tells you about the history of Attur and last but not the least one can also visit Attur Vellai Pillayar temple and one can see numerous footfalls every day.
How to Get There
The nearest Airport to Attur is Salem Airport which is 55 kms from the city.
The Attur railway station is very near to the main city. However the major railway station in Attur is the Salem railway station which is 60 kms from the city.
Attur New Bus Stand operates buses from here to other part of the city. Many private buses are being operated between Attur to many nearby towns and villages. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.