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 municipal town in the Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, Kadayanallur is the second largest city in the district. The town was named after the presiding deity at the Kadayaleeswarar temple located here. Kadayanallur located on the foot of the Western Ghats is situated close to tourist spots like Courtallam Waterfall and Tenkasi. The town is also known for making handloom textiles, mud-pots and matches.
Budget Hotels in Kadayanallur
Places like Hotel Sri Krishna located within 1km of the bus stand offer accommodation starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Kadayanallur
The annual festivals like Pongal and Diwali are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
Places to See in Kadayanallur
The Kadayaleeswarar temple within town, the Krishnapuram Anjaneyar temple (3kms) and Courtallam (16kms) are great places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tuticorin (110kms)
Kadayanallur has its own Railway Station.
Kadayanallur Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Sakthi Travels, KPN Travels, Amarnath Travels and Parveen Travels run regular buses to and from the town. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.