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.
Kunnamangalam, a scenic town in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, is an educational hub. Due to its close proximity to the coastal region, it tends to get humid. Some of the important tourist destinations worth visiting in this region are Malabar, Kozhikode, Kappad, Malappuram and Payyoli. Kunnamangalam lies near cities such as Mavoor, Kozhikode, Quilandy and Malappuram.
Places to Stay
Travellers to Kunnamangalam can book hotels in Kozhikode, which is 14 km away, with a lot of good hotel options. The hotels here are Apex Inn Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.438), Hotel Span (Tariff – Rs.711) and Hotel Alakapuri (Tariff – Rs.491).
The official language spoken in Kunnamangalam is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kunnamangalam are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September, Navratri in September-October, Diwali in October-November and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
There are numerous tourist destinations in and around Kunnamangalam, including Sarovaram Bio Park (13 km), Calicut Beach (18 km), Puthiyappa (19 km), Akalapuzha River (26 km) and Elathur (21 km) away from Kunnamangalam.
How to Get There
The Calicut International Airport, which is 30 km away, is the nearest airport from Kunnamangalam.
There is no railway station in Kunnamangalam. The closest railway station is in Kozhikode, located 16 km away from this town.
Kunnamangalam has a wide network of state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and towns. Kallada Travels and SMPK Travels are the two private bus operators running A/C and non A/C buses daily to Kunnamangalam from Bangalore. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.