The city of Bangalore is India’s third largest city and the state capital of Karnataka, known for being a modern, cosmopolitan metropolis at the helm of the country’s IT-boom. Bangalore is a shopper’s haven overrun with big malls and shopping districts, as well as a food lover’s paradise with one of the highest concentrations of places to eat in the continent. Spotted with parks and natural lakes, Bangalore is alternately known as ‘The Garden City of India.’ Recently voted as the most livable metro in the country, Bangalore is known as‘Pensioner’s Paradise’ on the one hand and as ‘Start-up City,’ on the other, attracting youth from across the world with its trending markets and rapid availability of jobs. With Bangalore’s ever-doubling IT infrastructure, it is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India.
Another aspect of Bangalore is soaked in the history of bygone, ancient cultures. Bangalore has been peopled for up to 3000 years, bearing megalithic monuments that treasure its rich past. Bangalore, as we know it today, was established in 1537 by KempeGowda I, who constructed a well-planned city within an oval mud fort in the area that is today known as City Market. Gradually, Bangalore grew into a commercial center and a chief part of the silk industry. Over successive centuries the Marathas, Mughals, Wodeyars and the Mysore Sultanate, all did their bit to develop the city further. In 1809 the British set up a cantonment in Bangalore, drawn by its pleasant weather and central location.
The earliest recorded usage of the name Bengaluru is found in today’s ‘Old Bangalore,’ in a 9th century temple. According to legend, King ViraBallala was once lost in the jungles that once overran these parts. He was wandering, tired and hungry, when an old woman revived him with her hospitality and a plate of boiled beans. Out of gratitude the King consequently named the area ‘Benda KaaluUru’ (Town of Boiled Beans). It was only in 1831, when the British seized Mysore from the ruling Wodeyars that the capital was shifted to Bangalore. The anglicization of Bengaluru turned it into Bangalore until it was recently reverted back to its original.
Although Bangalore is not a popular tourist destination, there are many sites worth taking a tour of. The legislative House of Karnataka, VidhanaSoudha, is one of the Chief attractions of Bangalore. It was built during the 1950s using granite in a neo-Dravidian style of architecture. Other places of historical interest include the Bangalore Palace, constructed by the Mysore Maharajahs and Tipu Sultan’s Palace, built around 1790 as Tipu’s summer retreat.
A tour of Bangalore must also include Lalbagh Botanical Gardens- built by Hyder Ali in 1760, and the Bannerghatta National Park- a 25,000-acre zoological park one and a half hours away from Bangalore City. Educational tours of Bangalore may include the Vishweshwaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum, the State Archaeological Museum, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Karnataka ChitrakalaParishad. Religious tours of Bangalore cover the Bull Temple in Basavanagudi, the Maha Bodhi Society Temple- a replica of the Bodh Gaya Stupa, the ISCKON temple, the Maruthi Temple, the GaviGangadeshwara Cave Temple as well as many other temples, mosques and churches of historic significance.
Due to an average elevation of 920 meters above the sea level, Bangalore enjoys a cool climate throughout the year. Although summers can get hot with dry heat waves, it seldom exceeds 35 degrees Celsius and hovers around a mean temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
Tirur Indus Bus is a town and a municipality in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the most important business centres of Malappuram district. It is situated 41 km south of Kozhikode or Calicut, on the Mangalore-Madras railway line. It is a major trading centre of fish and betel leaf. Manjeri, Malappuram, Ponnani, Perintalmanna and Calicut are the nearest cities.
Tirur, is one of the attractive places where the nature unveils her beauty in the form of lush green plain and wonderful countryside. The place is the birth place of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, who is also known as the ‘Father of Malayalam’. Due to the great personality the place is regarded as one of the best seat for education. The nature and its beauty is the main attraction of the place.
Tirur Indus Bus is a small beautiful coastal town in Malapuram district of Kerala,[south India]. It is one of the important business centres of Malappuram district. It is 41 Kms. south of Kozhikode, on the Mangalore-Madras railway line. It is a major trading center of fish and betel.
Tirur is also part of the first laid railroad in Kerala, and hence historically significant. The birth place of Thunchan Ramanujan Ezhuthchan, the founder of Malayalam, [Thunchan Parambu] is also in Tirur
Tirur Indus Bus is a witness for the heart breaking 'wagon tragedy' of the 1921 rebellion as the British police carried 70 revolutionists in a fully closed airtight train wagon to pothanur in 1921 and thus killed more than fifty persons by asphyxation.The wagons were returned with the dead bodies to Tirur. These bodies were laid to rest in Khabristan of the mosque nearby. Tirur Municipality has built a town hall in memory of the Wagon Tragedy, where you will find a real size train wagon built right next to the building.
Tirur is famous for Thunchath Ezhuthachan who is known to be the father of Malayalam language. The birth place of this famous man is called Thunchan Parambu. At this place hundreds of children are given the first lessons in writing the Malayalam language. The children trace the words and letters of the language from the sand taken from this spot. Young poets of Kerala offer their first poem in this place.
Tirur is also famous for being a part of the first railroad in Kerala. In 1921 Tirur was also a witness to an unfortunate incident of history. The British police carried 70 revolutionaries in an airtight wagon and they died due to lack of oxygen. So Tirur is famous for the Wagon Tragedy of 1921.
A tour to Tirur will remind you of the historical significance of the city.
Tourist Attraction in Tirur.
The major tourist attraction of Tirur is the Thunchan Parambu. Parents bring their children to this place to give them their first lesson in writing Malayalam alphabets. Thunchan Parambu is a revered place for the Keralites because of Thunchath Ezhuthachan.
The other major tourist attraction of Tirur is Trikkandiyur Lord Shiva Temple. The temple is surrounded by large pools of water which makes it a beautiful sight.
Take a tour to Tirur and explore the different attractions it has in store for you.
Indus Bus takes you to the Tirur and makes the journey comfortable.