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.
Thiruthuraipoondi, a city in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur district, is one of the oldest and ancient cities found in this region. The Piravimarundeesar Temple in this city is a major pilgrim center that sees a huge footfall of devotees as well as tourists from all over. Some of its neighbouring cities are Mannargudi, Thiruvarur, Muthupet, Vedaranyam, Velankanni and Nagappattinam.
Budget Hotels in Thiruthuraipoondi
For budget hotels, one has to travel to Thiruvarur, which is 31 km away from this city. A few of these hotels are VPK Lodge (Tariff – Rs.341), Man Lodge (Tariff – Rs.238) and Hotel Kasis Inn (Tariff – Rs.627).
The official language spoken in Thiruthuraipoondi is Tamil.
Events in Thiruthuraipoondi
The festivals celebrated in Thiruthuraipoondi are Pongal in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Tamil New Year in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places to See in Thiruthuraipoondi
Thiruthuraipoondi has a number of attractions in and around the city that are worth visiting. Some of these are Thenikulam, a kilometer within the city, Kunnalur (8 km), Segal Madappuram (9 km), Naluvethapathi (29 km) and VKP Beach (30 km) away from Thiruthuraipoondi.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport, which is 127 km away from this city.
Thiruthuraipoondi Railway Station is just 2 km away from the main city center.
There are numerous state-run and private buses that travel to and fro nearby cities and towns. SVT Travels, MJT Travels, Universal Travels and Sri Venkateswara Travels run buses from Chennai to Thiruthuraipoondi. Plan your vacation in advance and book online to get discounts on bus tickets.