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 town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Ravulapalem is located on the National Highway 16. The town is connected to Konaseema Delta region through a ring road. The town is also referred to as ‘Gateway of Konaseema’, since it is located at the entrance to the picturesque Konaseema. The popular ‘Kunda Biryani ‘ is from Ravulapalem. Well-known for it ‘banana market’, the town has a bride that goes across the River Gowthami Godavari.
Budget Hotels in Ravulapalem
Ravulapalem has lodges that offer affordable accommodation. Place like Sri Jyothi Hotels and Srinivasa Lodge near the bus stop offer rooms for Rs.500 onwards.
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Events in Ravulapalem
The annual religious festivals are celebrated here.
Places to See in Ravulapalem
The Venkataeswaraswami Temple Vedireswaram Canal Bridge and Kanaka Durga Ammavari Temple are located within 1-4kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (31kms).
The nearest railways station is at Kadiyan (19kms).
Ravulapalem Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Meghana Travels, Sai Anjana Travels and Kesineni Tours & Travels run regular buses to and from the village. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.