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.
Thaliparamba is a city in the Kannur district in Kerala. It stretches out and touches the border of Karnataka. Even though it is a small area, it has a fairly large population of over 70,000 people. The surrounding hills and lush green fields make this town a beautiful place to visit. Two rivers and the Arabian Sea are also close to the town. The hanging bridge and riverside temple make this a very tourist friendly city to visit.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options well within budget such as Das Residency, Sneha Inn, Hotel Plaza and KTDC Motel within the range of Rs.1700.
Onam, Vishu and Thiruvathirai are the most popularly celebrated festivals in Cannanore along with other festivals like Christmas, Eid and Diwali. The KottiyoorVysakhaMahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
Malayalam is the primary language spoken. Hindi is well understood.
Places to Visit
It is a small town and offers very few local attractions. Travellers would have to consult local travel agents to seek the next best options for sights to see.
How to Get There
At a distance of 173km, is Mangalore airport which offers limited connectivity to the closest metros and other cities. Alternatively, Calicut International Airport is situated around 125km away.
While Thaliparamba has a local railway station that has connectivity to Kannur passengers have to access Kannur Railway Station that has daily trains to Trivandrum and hoards of other trains that come in and exit to various cities across South India and further north.
Thaliparamba has a bus stop that connects the town to Kannur. KSRTC, Cauvery Travels and SAM Tourist from Kannur bus station provides timely service. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.