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.
Chebrolu or Chebrole is a town in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of about 15,000 with a economy which is mostly agricultural based. Off late other industries such as spinning and rice mills have added largely to the employment to the youth. Red chilli, cotton and rice are major crops from here. The town has more than 100 temples, one of which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Places to Stay
Visitors will find suitable accommodation in Guntur, located 17km away, such as Swagruha Hotel (Rs 1000), Central Inn Hotel (Rs 1500) and Amaravathi Hotel (Rs 500).
Deepavali, Holi, Christmas, Id, Ugadi and Maha Sivarathri are festivals celebrated here.
Telugu is the most commonly used language. Hindi is spoken rarely.
Places to Visit
Some of the interesting places to visit in and around Chebrolu are Bhattiprolu, Selapadu, Chandolu and Suddapalli, all within 10-20km of the town.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is about 70km from here. Limited connectivity is available.
Guntur railway station is 17km from here and provides better yet limited connectivity to several towns and cities across.
Chebrolu bus stop is 12km from the town and Guntur bus station is 17km from here. While Chebrolu provides limited connectivity to other towns, Guntur is a better bus station to access bigger towns and cities. APSRTC is the best and most reliable bus operator offering quality service. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.