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.
An industrial centre situated near the banks of a tributary of Penna River, Chilamkur is located in the Yerraguntla mandal in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. This town is located 9 km from Yerraguntla, 51 km from Kadapa, and 356 km from Hyderabad. Chilamkur has an ancient Shiva temple which is recognized by the Archeological Department.
Places to Stay
Chilamkur has some basic hotels but there are good budget hotels in nearby Kadapa. Some of them are Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), and Ashoka Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300).
The official language of Chilamkuris Telugu.
The important festivals of Chilamkur are the Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dassera.
Places of Interest
Chilamkur has several ancient as well as new temples which are worth visiting. Some of the places nearby include Kadapa (51 km), Ongole (33 km), Kandukur (40 km) and Marripudi (14 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chilamkur is the Tirupati Airport. It is located about 171 km away from the town.
The nearest railway stations to Chilamkur are Kalamalla located 6 km away and Yerraguntla railway station located 9 km away. However Tirupati railway station is the major station near Chilamkur located 171 km away.
There are daily bus services to Vijayawada, Yerraguntla, Proddatur, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa, Veerapanayani Palle, Muddanur, Kalamalla, Thondur, Penikala Padu, Icl Colony, and V Raghavapuram. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Veera Travels, Indu Travels, Diwakar Travels, and Reddy Express. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.