Belathur is a suburban area of the major South Indian IT-hub, Bangalore in Karnataka. It is a part of the Bangalore Urban district. The area is named after Neha Belathur, whose contribution in the Indian IT field is considered to be extremely significant. The climatically cool Hosur in neighbouring Tamil Nadu is just 18 km away.
Places to Stay
Being a small town on the outskirts of a major city, there are no feasible options of putting up for the night. One is forced to go to Bangalore for lodging. 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 Belathur is Kannada. Hindi is also understood.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Being close to Bangalore and Hosur, there are great options for tourists. Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Vidhana Soudha. Hosur can also be visited by those who want to experience the pleasant England-like weather of the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bangalore International Airport at a distance of 37 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 45 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. SRS Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Get your tickets from online bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com and travel tension free.