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 municipality in Ernakulam District of Kerala, Perumbavoor is famed for its wood industries and small-scale industries. Located on the eastern tip of the Greater Cochin area, Perumbavoor lies on the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha.situated between Angamaly and Muvattupuzha, Perumbavoor has the largest plywood industries in Asia. The town is predominantly agricultural.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Perumbavoor. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Excellency (Tariff- Rs. 1097), The Capital Kochi City (Tariff-Rs. 1518) and Elite Palazzo (Tariff- Rs. 1980)
The annual festival at the Arulmigu Sri Pathirakali Amman temple and the Chitirai festival celebrated between Mid-April to Mid-May draws people across the state.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
PerumbavoorTown Juma-masjid, Meca Masjid, Perumbavoor Sri Dharmasastha Temple, Koottumadom Sree Subramanya Swami Temple and Perumbavoor Church are located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kochi
The nearest railway stations are at Angamaly and Aluva.
Perumbavoor bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Kallada Travels, Viji Yathra Travels, Kerala Lines and Shama Transport run regular buses to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.