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.
Thalayolaparambu is a coastal village in Kaduthuruthy Taluk of Kottayam district in Kerala. This is a flourishing industrial area which excels in various trades. There are many worship centers for different faiths. As it lies on the border of Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Alappuzha districts, it has several attractions for tourists that are worth visiting. Nearby cities are Aroor, Vaikom, and Cherthala. Kottayam is 31 km and Thiruvananthapuram is 184 km from Thalayolaparambu.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Kottayam (31 km) from Thalayolaparambu. Some of them include Blue Moon Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Day Springs (Tariff – Rs.800), Floral Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs.400), and Malika Residency (Tariff – Rs.800).
People here speak Malayalam, English, and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Thalayolaparambu are Vishu celebrated during April-May, Onam held during August-September and Deepawali during October - November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions around Thalayolaparambu; they are in Kumarakom (36.4 km), Kochi (36 km) and Alappuzha (44 km) from Thalayolaparambu.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is 60.3 km at Cochin.
Vaikom Railway Station is the nearest being 4 km from Thalayolaparambu.
There are frequent buses from Vaikom and Kottayam to Thalayolaparambu. There are many private bus operators that cater to passengers in this area. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.