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.
Martur or Maruturu is a village and a mandal in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Martur is surrounded by Ballikurava mandal towards west, Yddana Pudi mandal towards east, Chilakaluripet mandal towards north, Janakavaram Ponguluru mandal towards south. It is located 62 kms towards north from district head quarters Ongole and 271 kms from state capital Hyderabad towards west.
Places to Stay
Nearest hotels are available in Ongole. Somme of the good hotels are Ramya Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1200), Mourya Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Central Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 2099).
The official language of Martur is Telugu.
The famous festival in Martur is the Vinayaka festival.
Places to Visit
Nearby tourist destinations are Guntur (55 kms), Amaravathi (79 kms) and Vijayawada (91 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Maruteru is the Vijayawada Airport (107 kms).
Guntur Junction railway station (57 kms) is closest major railway station to Martur.
Valaparla APSRTC bus station, Chilakaluripeta APSRTC bus station, and Muppavaram APSRTC bus station are the nearby by bus stations to Martur APSRTC runs Number of buses from major cities to here. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include V.V.Vinayaka Travels, Morning Star Travels, KMBT Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sapthagiri Travels and Sri Krishna Travels. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.