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.
Kuttippuram, a town in Kerala’s Malappuram district, lies on the banks of River Bharathapuzha. The Edapally-Panvel Highway and Tirur-Kuttippuram Road passes through this town. This town is well connected by roadways and railways. Kuttippuram is situated on the border of Malappuram and Palakkad. There are numerous tourist attractions around Kuttippuram worth visiting such as temples, churches, mosques and beaches.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kuttippuram. Valanchery, which is about 8 km away from Kuttippuram, offers budget hotels. These hotels are Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.954), Hotel KR Residency (Tariff – Rs.423) and Royal Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.452).
The language spoken in Kuttippuram is Malayalam.
The important festivals celebrated in Kuttippuram are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April, Onam in September and Christmas in December.
Places of Interest
Kuttippuram has many tourist attractions in and around the town. Some of these places are Nilayoram Park and Mallur Shiva Parvathi Temple and Mini Pampa, a kilometer away from the town, Ponnani Harbor (18 km), Padinharekara Azhimukham Beach (23 km) and Ponnani Juma Masjid (19 km) away from Kuttippuram.
How to Get There
Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, being 49 km away from Kuttippuram.
Kuttippuram Railway Station is situated within 220-m from the main town center and connects Shoranur and Kozhikode.
Kuttippuram is well connected by state-run and private buses from all nearby cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Kallada Travels and Shama Sardar Travels that run comfortable Volvo buses from Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore to Kuttippuram. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.