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.
Thirrukadaiyur is a temple town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is about 300km from here whereas Karaikal is at a distance of 15km. The original temple of Thirrukadaiyur now known as Thirumeignanam was ravaged by the sea and is now in ruins. The new temple now gets throngs of devotees every year.
Budget Hotels in Thirukadyur
There are a few accommodation options such as Hotel Chella Residency (Rs 1500), Hotel Navaraj Residency (Rs 1500) and Mookambigai Residency Hotel (Rs 1000) that cater to visitors.
Tamil is the primary language spoken. However Hindi is understood.
Events in Thirukadyur
All major festivals like Pongal, Aadi, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated here.
Places to See in Thirukadyur
The places of interest near Thirrukadaiyur are Chidambaram Temple, Sri Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, and Thiruvidaikazhi Murugan Temple all located within 40km.
How to Get There
Chennai International Airport, located 275km away, is the only main access point to domestic and international destinations.
Thirrukadaiyur railway station is about 250km from Chennai. It has very restricted service and one can go further to other cities only from Chennai.
Thirrukadaitur bus station has regular bus services to Chennai. TNSRTC is the most reliable along with private and local buses and vans. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.