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.
Palayakayal is located in the Srivaikundam Taluk of the Tuticorin district in Tamil Nadu. This village is located at an approximate distance of 633km from Chennai. Palayakayal is encircled by Thoothukkudi in the north, Srivaikundum in the west, Alwarthirunagiri in the east and Tiruchendar in the south. Cities that are close to Palayakayal include Tirunelveli, Vadakkuvalliyur and Tirucendar.
Places to Stay
Palayakayal is a small village with limited accommodation facilities available. Most of the budget hotels are in Tiruchendar which is about 21 km away from the village. Some of them include Chitra Park Hotel ((Tariff – Rs. 500) and Siva Murugan Hotel (Tariff Rs. 500)
The official language of Palayakayal is Tamil.
The Palayakayal church festival is celebrated annually in the village. This festival is celebrated in month of December every year between the 8th and the 18th. Other festivals celebrated in Palayakayal include Deepawali, Kartikeya Deepam and Pongal.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Palayakayal. Some of them include Muthaaramban Temple, R C Church and OLE (Our Lady of Expectation)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Palayakayal is the Tuticorin Airport. It is located about 9 km away from Palayakayal.
Tuticorin railway station is the nearest major railway station to Palayakayal. It is located at a distance of 18km from Palayakayal.
SRS Travels and Hasan Travels are some of the most trusted bus operators that provide services to Palayakayal. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.