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.
Sriperumbathur, also known as Sriperumbudur, is a city that is based in Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu. This city is located 35 km away from Kanchipuram. Some of the villages near it include Pillaipakkam, Kiloy, Pannalur and Nemili. The city is surrounded by Kunnattur, Kadambathur, Poonamallee and Tiruvvalur. The cities that are close to Sriperumbathur include Thirruvallur, Ambattur and Nandivaram Guduvancheri.
Places to Stay
There are many budget-friendly as well as luxury hotels in Sriperumbathur. Some of them include the Citrus Hotel (Tariff – 4500), Pride Biznotel (Tariff – Rs.3000) and Hotel Crescent Crest (Tariff – Rs. 3000.)
The official spoken language of Sriperumbathur is Tamil. English is also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Sriperumbathur include Chaitrai (April – May), Panguni (April) and Aani (June- July.)
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions in Sriperumbathur include the Sri Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, the Vallakottai Murugan temple and the Madras Motors Sports Club. Some of the places around Sriperumbathur that are frequented by tourists include Kanchipuram (35 km) and Chennai (38 km).
How to Get There
The Chennai Airport is the nearest airport and is located about 25 km away from Sriperumbathur.
The nearest railway station is the Trivellore railway station and is located 18 km away from Sriperumbathur.
Sriperumbathur is well-connected to other cities by bus services. Some of the best bus operators in this region are considered to be KPN Travels and Kallada Tours and Travels. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.