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.
A panchayat town in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, Muthupet is located between Thirutturaipoondi and Pattukkotai. Adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and, Muthupet lies in the southernmost part of the Cauvery delta. Muthupet is well-known for its lagoon, which is rich in fish. Alayathi Kadu, a natural mangrove forest located in this town is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The 700-year-old Dargah Andavar Sheikh Dawood Khamil Oliyullh located here is visited by people irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
Budget Hotels in Muthupettai
There are not many hotels in Muthupettai. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Kasis Inn, VPK Lodge and Hotel Selvies in Thiruvarur that offers rooms from Rs.400 onwards.
Events in Muthupettai
Annual festivals like Ramzan, Christmas, Pongal and Diwali are celebrated here.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Muthupettai
The 700-year old Muthupettai Dargah, Udhayamarthandapuram Birds Sanctuary (8kms) and Muthuppettai Mangroves (boat ride) are some of the places to visit near Muthupettabus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli.
Muthupettai has its own railway station.
Muthupettai bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRM Transports, Sri Krishna Travels, Universal Travels, MJT Travels Trichy and Rathimeena Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.