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.
Tanaku is an agricultural town situated in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance 59 km from the nearest city of Rajahmundry. The presence of a number of temples and mosques situated here has made this place a famous religious centre that draws many devotees from far and near.
Places to Stay
One can find a good number of budget-friendly hotels for lodging purposes in the nearest accessible city of Rajahmundry. Some of them worth to try are Hotel Jagadeeshwari (Tariff – Rs. 570), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 664), Hotel Ratna Palace (Tariff – Rs. 713), Akansha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 759), Hotel Ashraya Residency (Tariff – Rs.876) and others.
Telegu is the official language of the region.
The important events celebrated in the region are Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Makar Sankranti in January, Ugadi in March-April, Dussehra in October and many more.
Places of Interest
The nearest tourist destination is Rajahmundry. Some of the important places of tourist interest are the picturesque landscape of Papi Hills, the floriculture and horticulture site of Kadiyapulanka, the Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum, the Markandeya Temple, the magnificient Dowleswaram Barrage.
How to Get There
Rajahumundry Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 75 km from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Rajahumundry Railway Station at a distance of 42 km.
Andhra State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the major bus transport service that operates between the places. Private bus operators such as Kesineni Travels and others also provide bus services across many destinations. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.