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.
Madathukulam is a village in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Tirupur District. Madathukulam is part of a well-developed and industrially advanced district.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Tirupur, located 72 km away from Madathukulam. Some of them are Bridhavan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel HV Tower (Tariff – Rs. 500), The Comfort Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Gayatri Hotels (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Madathukulam is Tamil.
Pongal, the harvest festival, is celebrated in January annually.
Places of Interest
The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, situated just 90 km away, is worth a visit. As are Amravathi Dam and Amravathi Crocodile Park which are both located only 30 km away. The Panchalingam Waterfalls is situated only 22 km away. There are also a number of temples with historic value scattered in the adjoining villages. Some of them are Murugan Temple, Sivan Malai Temple and Avinashi Temple.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Madathukulam is the Coimbatore Airport, located 69 km away.
Madathukulam Railway Station is the nearest station, but Coimbatore Junction Railway Station provides greater connectivity to cities like Chennai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Some of the reliable private operators that run services out of the Madathukulam Bus Station are Sri Meenakshi Tours, PNK SRT Bus Service, Jahan Travels, Arthi Travels and Happy Ride Tours. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.