Chennai, formally called Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the south eastern coast of India, which is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal. Traditional music and dance forms are the most popular in the city. In comparison to the hectic life of other cities like Mumbai and Delhi, Chennai tops the list of cities that is famous for its history, culture and tradition.
Budget Hotels in Chennai
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Chennai. Some of them are Mallika Residency (Tariff – Rs 350), Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs.900), Samco Hotel (Tariff – Rs 1725) and Hotel The Orchid Inns (Tariff – Rs.1265).
The official language of Chennai is Tamil . The languages spoken by others who have made Chennai their home include Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi and Telugu.
Events in Chennai
Pongal (January), Natyanjali Dance Festivals (February) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August) are important festivals of this metropolis.
Places to See in Chennai
Travelers can take pleasure in exploring the historical spots and major landmarks of the city. They areMarina Beach(15kms from bus stand), Crocodile Park (1.7kms from nearest bus stand), Elliot’s Beach(7kms from bus stand), Parthasarathy Temple(2km from bus stand), Kapaleeswarar Temple(1.2km from bus stand), Ashtalakshmi Temple(2kms from Besant Nagar bus stand), andThousand Lights mosque(2.5km from Cathedral bus stand).
How to Get There
Chennai International Airport is located along Meenambakkam and Tirusulam, 7 km from the south of Chennai.
Chennai Central also fondly called Madras Central is a major railway hub in the city. It is positioned right adjacent to the headquarters of the Southern Railway, as well as the Ripon Building. The other busy railway terminus includes Chennai Egmore and Tambaram.
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT is a major hub of activity that is located Koyambedu. Some of the best bus operators that offer exceptional experience for passengers include Palraj bus operator, Wahaan Tours & bus operator and KNP Tours bus operator. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.
Located near the Kaveri River in the east of Kodagu district Kushalanagara is a town in the state of Karnataka. During the pre-Independence era the town was known as Fraserpet after Colonel Fraser. Located on the Mangalore–Mysore state highway 88, Kushalanagara town is well-known for the Golden Temple and the Buddhist Monastery. The Tibetan Bylakuppe settlement is within 1–3 km from Kushalanagara towards Mysore.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels in Kushalanagara that offer good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Some of them are Mahalakshmi Residency (Tariff-Rs.1000), Hotel Kannika International (Tariff-Rs.961) and 4 Seasons (Tariff-Rs.1,500)
Some important festivities in the town include the Tibetan festivities, such as the Tibetan New Year in February/March, Sagadawa the holy festival in May/June, Buddha Jayanthi in June and Dalai Lama's birthday on July 6.
The main languages spoken in Kushalanagara are Are Bhashe, Kannada and Kodava Takk; while Tibetan is spoken by Tibetan settlers.
Places to Visit
Other than the Golden Temple the tourist attractions near Kushalanagara include Harangi Reservoir (9kms), Kaveri Nisargadhama (3kms), Chiklihole Reservoir (14kms) and Dubare (15kms) where Elephant camp and rafting is available.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Kushalanagara is Mysore and Calicut, which connects travelers to locations across India.
There are no railway stations in Kushal Nagar. The nearest railway stations are the Hosa Agrahara Railway Station, Mysore Rd (78kms), Donigal Railway Station and the Sakleshpur Railway Station (90kms).
The bus station in Kushalnagar is in the center of town. There are great bus operators like GreenLine Travels, Poornima Tours, Ashwini Tours & Travels that operate busses to and from Kushal Nagar to other places. To keep customers happy, several travel websites offer discount coupons for bus tickets on a regular basis.