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.
Subhash Nagar is situated in West Delhi. It is close to places such as Tilak Nagar, Tagore Garden, Rajouri Garden and Ashok Nagar. Subhash Nagar is an integral part of two constituencies – the West Delhi parliamentary constituency as well as the Hari Nagar assembly constituency. The Subhash Nagar Metro Station situated on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line corridor is a boon for local travellers. Besides good metro connectivity, Subhash Nagar can also be reached by local transport such as buses, cabs and autorickshaws.
Places to Stay
Subhash Nagar has quite a number of fancy hotels with high room tariffs. However, few budget hotels such as Hotel Maya Palace, Arora International and Divine Inn with Tariff less than Rs. 1000 can be found.
The official language of Subhash Nagar is Hindi. Other languages spoken here include English, Punjabi and Urdu.
Some of the major local festivals of Subhash Nagar include Holi (February/March), Janmashtami (August), Dussehra (October), Deepavali (November) and Guru Nanak Jayanti (November).
Places of Interest
Pacific Mall and the upcoming Ajanta Mall & Multiplexes are a few popular tourist spots situated very close to Subhash Nagar.
How to Get There
Indira Gandhi International Airport (12 km away) is the nearest airport to Subhash Nagar.
Subhash Nagar Metro Station is the nearest railway station to Subhash Nagar where metro trains run very frequently.
The nearest bus depot near Subhash Nagar is at Tilak Nagar from where buses ply to several destinations such as Tagore Garden, Uttam Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Karol Bagh and Patel Nagar. Some of the bus operators providing services to Subhash Nagar include Vinay Enterprises, Fine Travel and K G Tour and Travels. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.