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.
KR Puram is a small village in the Nadigudem Mandal of the Nalgonda district in Andhra Pradesh. It comes under the Telangana region. KR Puram is situated 75 km on the east away from the district headquarters Nalgonda and is 175 km away from the state capital Hyderabad. It is surrounded by mandals of Munagala and Chikkur on the south, Mothey on the north, and Kodad on the east. Kodad, Jaggaiahpet, and Suryapet are some of the neighbouring cities to KR Puram.
Places of Stay
There are not many hotels in KR Puram. Some of the accommodations in nearby Nalgonda are Sri Vijaydurga Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), Swagat Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 400), and Meenakshi Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 400).
Telugu, Urdu, and English are some of the main languages spoken in KR Puram.
Shivaratri, Shri Ramanavami, Ugadi, and Telugu New year are some of the main festivals celebrated in KR Puram.
Places of Interest
The Temple Narashimha Swamy (39 km), the Fort of Khammam (39 km), Papikondalu (39 km), Nagarjunsagar (75 km), and the Bhuddhist Museum (75 km) are some of the interesting nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
There are no airports in KR Puram. The nearest airport to KR Puram is the Vijayawada Airport (130 km).
There are no railway stations in KR Puram. The nearest major railway station to KR Puram is the Warangal Railway Station (114 km).
There are many buses and private coaches travelling to and from KR Puram Bus Stand on a regular basis. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.