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.
Some people address the city of Srikakulam as a tourist paradise as it has numerous gardens and beautiful temples to mesmerize the people that visit this place. This unique temple town is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh and was formerly known by the name of Gulshanabad which means garden city. A total population of 2,699,471 resides in this city and it is a fast developing city which has managed to keep its culture and history intact.
Budget Hotels in Srikakulam
Since Srikakulam is a popular tourist destination people will find no difficulty whatsoever in finding a good and economical hotel for their stay.
Sri Satya Lodge (Tariff from 400 onwards) situated very close to railway station
Navagalli Hotel (Tariff 1200 onwards) 1.5 kilometers from RTC bus depot
Vijetha Inn Hotel (Tariff 1000 onwards) near to the railway station
Telugu is the official language of the city and people here also converse in Hindi and English.
Events in Srikakulam
Some of the major events that take place in the city of Srikakulam are Paryushan Parva and Onam.
Places to See in Srikakulam
This place has a long list of famous destination to check while one is here for holidays. Sangam is one of the most popular religious spot in Srikakulam, other than this Salihundam and Mandasa are also popular tourist destinations.
How to Get There
Vishakhapatnam is the closest airport from Srikakulam and it is at a distance of 106 kilometers.
Trains are probably the best and affordable way to travel to and fro from Srikakulam. Trains from all the major destinations can be boarded here.
Both public and private bus service are active in this city of Srikakulam. All the main points of the state are linked to Srikakulam through bus service. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.