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.
Duddukuru is a village in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is the city of Rajahmundry at a distance of 26 km east, across the Godavari river. Those with a keen sense of interest in South Indian temples, cuisine and landscape can try this place out.
Places to Stay
There are hotels near Duddukuru located in Rajahmundry such as Hotel Shelton Rajamahendri (Tariff – Rs. 1,000 onwards) and KSR Royal Fort (Tariff – Rs. 500 to 1,000). Some premium hotels include Hotel Anand Regency (Tariff – Rs. 3,000 onwards) and Hotel At Click (Tariff – Rs. 4,000 onwards) among others.
The official language here is Telugu. Other languages include Urdu and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Duddukuru is a combination of magnificent landscapes, lavishing coconut grooves, artistic temples and architectural tourist destinations. Some of the places worth visiting in Rajahmundry are Gowthami Ghat, Godavari Bund, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum, a boat ride on the river Godavari and others.
How to Get There
The nearest Airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is 38 km from Duddukuru.
The Rajahmundry Railway Station is a major railway station located at a distance of 24 km.
Many private bus services like Sai Anjana Travels provide bus services. Mostly state-owned buses of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) are active in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Rajahmundry. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.