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.
Nellore is a city in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh which is located on the banks of the Penna River. It is the sixth most populous city
Budget Hotels in Nellore
Being the most populous city, there is plenty number of hotels that will satisfy the different needs of the visitors. Some of the budget hotels here are Season Inn, Hotel Athidi Grand, Hotel Rama Royal and much more.
Telugu is the official language of Nellore.
Events in Nellore
Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Makara
Places to See in Nellore
Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jonnawada, Narasimhakonda, Somasila Dam, Kandaleru Dam, Udayagiri Fort, Krishnapatnam, Sriharikota, Mypadu Beach and Kotha Koduru Beach are the famous tourist spots in this region.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport to Nellore which is at a distance of 102 km.
There is a railway station in Nellore that connects major cities of India.
Visitors can opt bus at any place to reach Nellore. Book your bus tickets online at ticketgoose.com.