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.
Sirumugai, a town in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, dates back to the period of Tippu Sultan. What started off as a famous Rayon industry and sustained until the early 1990s, has now been converted into a hand-woven saree market under the brand name, Kora Patu. This saree industry has generated lots of employment for the locals in the region. Sirumugai is 46 km away from Coimbatore and 478 km from Chennai, its capital city.
Places to Stay
People visiting Sirumugai prefer booking hotels in Coimbatore as there are decent good budget hotels in the city. Some of the hotels are AP Hotel (Tariff – Rs.825), Dee Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs.890), Hotel Aiba Regency (Tariff – Rs.825), and Hotel Cheran (Tariff – Rs.627).
The official language spoken in Sirumugai is Tamil.
The important festivals celebrated in Sirumugai are Mahashivratri held during February-March, Holi in March, Navaratri in October, Dussehra and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are no places of interest in Siurmugai. However, this area has a lot of hill stations around that are worth visiting. Some of the attractions are Coimbatore, Kotagiri, Coonoor, Wellington, and Ooty.
How to Get There
Coimbatore Airport, located 43 km away from Sirumugai, is the nearest airport.
There is a railway station situated in Sirumugai. However, the Mettupalayam Railway Station, located 10 km away from Sirumugai, is the nearest from here.
There are many state-run and private bus operators that run on the bus routes connecting Sirumugai to other nearby cities and towns. Parveen Travels provide daily bus trips from Chennai to Sirumugai. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.