Uppiliapuram, a small hamlet in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district, is about 321 km away from its capital city. Some of its nearby cities include Nammakal, Permabalur, Karur and Salem. Also spelled as Uppiliyapuram, this village has a population of 6,697.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities in this village. But Nammakal, which is 67 km away, has reasonable hotels to choose from like Hotel Devi International (Tariff –Rs. 800), Hotel Krishnas (Tariff –Rs. 800) and Golden Palace Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 1,100).
Tamil is the official language of Uppiliapuram.
Some of the festivals celebrated in Uppiliapuram are Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in and around Uppiliapuram like Koppampatti (4 km), Thuraiyur Lake (16.4 km) and Thammampatti (21 km).
How to Get There
Civil Airport in Tiruchirappalli is the nearest to the village at a distance of 67 km.
Tiruchirappalli railway station (66 km) is the major and the nearest rail head connecting this place to other important cities.
There are buses from Bangalore, Salem and Tiruchirappalli. RKT Tours and Travels is one of the top operators travelling on this route. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets.
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.