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.
Piriyapatna also called as ‘Piriyapattana’ is a panchayat town in the Mysore district of Karnataka. It comes under the Mysore division, and is situated 70 km west from Mysore and 207 km from east towards Bangalore. Piriyapatna is surrounded by Hunsur and Krishnarajanagara Talukas towards the east, Heggadadevankote Taluka towards the south, and Virajpet Taluka towards the west. Madikeri, Shrirangapattana, Mysore, and Nanjangud are the closest cities to Piriyapatna. Piriyapatna is made up of 27 Panchayats and 217 villages.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Piriyapatna. Some of them are Hotel Dasaprakash, Hotel the Village, The Green Hotel, and Pai Vista.
The official language of Piriyapatna is Kannada.
The most important festival celebrated here is Ganesh Festival- where a black marble idol is worshipped every year at Sirsi near Jog Falls.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Piriyapatna. Some of them are Kodagu (45 km), Mysore (66 km), Hassan (83 km), and Wayanad (89 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Piriyapatna is the Mysore Airport (67 km).
Piriyapatna is well connected with Krishanrajanaga Railway Station. It is located about 37 km away from the town.
There are daily bus services from Piriyapatna to Mysore, Nanjangud, Bangalore, and Madikeri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hoysala Tours, Pragati Tours, and Travcon Travels Pvt Ltd. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.