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.
Kulasekaram is a major town in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu and is located about 89 km away from Kanyakumari. This is a major getaway to link important tourist destinations such as Kothaiyar Dam, Thiruparappu, Pechiparai Dam, Peruchaini Reservoir and Mathur Aqueduct. The place is adorned by significant sightseeing views within city limits.
Places to Stay
The nearest place to stay in Kulasekaram is Kanyakumari where you can find a number of good budget hotels. Some of these are Vivekanandapuram (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Ashoka (Tariff – Rs. 700), Manickam Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 800), Balaji Lodge (Tariff– Rs. 600), Triveni Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of Kulasekaram is Tamil.
The most important festival celebrated in the neighbourhood are the Ratholsav (chariot fest) in January, the Kodai festival and the Thirukalya Utsavam in March-April, Pongal in January and Onam in August.
Places of Interest
The major nearby tourist destinations are Thripparappu waterfalls, Pechipparai Dam, and the Vaikundam Estate.
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport, at a distance of 147 km is the major airport near thistown.
Kuzhithurai Railway Station, at a distance of 44 km is the major railway station located nearby.
State Express Transport Corporation (SETC), Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) are the major bus services that run across the major cities as well as the suburbs. There are also many private run bus services such as ARC Travels, Sri Vijaylakshmi Travels, Conti travels, RBR Travels operating within the major cities and towns nearby. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.