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Multifaceted City of Bangalore


Bangalore is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. This state is located in the southern part of the country. Bangalore city is known as the leading name in the IT sector of the country. That is probably why the city is known by the epithet 'Silicon Valley of India'. Bangalore is also popular by the name 'Garden City of India'. This is probably because of the immense beauty of this region and certainly leaves an impression. The tree lined avenues with beautiful big bungalows earned it the name 'A Pensioner's Paradise'. With its striking beauty, Bangalore surely attracts people enough to want to settle down in the region in the retired part of their life. It has a strong connection with its traditional culture. One aspect of Bangalore shows a very traditional city with cultural festivals such as Karaga, Ugadi and Diwali being celebrated with cultural events following while the other aspect shows a very westernized city influenced by modern society and living.

The population of Bangalore is very diverse in nature with people form all around the globe visiting the city for work or pleasure. Tourists also visit this beautiful city simple to experience its beauty which is certainly unique in nature. The city has pubs, bars and discotheques and is well known in the country for its vivid nightlife. The diversity of its culture is one beautiful quality of Bangalore city. This is possible because of the many people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds staying together in the region. The Bangalore that we see today was built by Kempa Gowda. But in the past, the city was ruled by many kings and rulers belonging to different kingdoms and dynasties. The long list includes some greats such as the kings of Vijayanagara Empire and Tipu Sultan. The region of Bangalore was passed into the hands of the Mysore Empire who later handed it over to the British Empire. By then, the Britishers were already ruling most part of India. Bangalore remained in their control till India got its independence in the year 1947. The name of the place is believed to have derived from the Kannada word 'benda kalluru'. This phrase can be translated to 'the land of boiled beans'. It is believed that the great Veera Ballara, who was the king of Hoysala Empire at that time was out on a hunting tour. He met an old lady when he lost his way back and was wandering about the place. This woman gave him some boiled beans to eat. It is said that out of gratefulness he named the region 'Benda Kalluru'. There are several 'Darshinis' in Bangalore where South Indian delicacies such as idli, dosa and vada are served.

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How to Reach – Bangalore to Calicut

How to Reach – Bangalore to Calicut
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Calicut, also known as Kozhikode is one of the major cities in the state of Kerala. Known as the city of spices Kozhikode is also the third largest city in Kerala. Kozhikode was the capital of Zamorins and was a famous centre for trade and commerce. Even today it enjoys the same importance as far as trade is concerned. This place is known for being the first sea route discovered to reach India by the outside world.
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Kozhikode is well connected with all the major cities in south India. All modes of transportation facilities, road, rail and air are available from Bangalore to reach Calicut.
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Calicut which is situated at a distance of about 362 km away from Bangalore can be best accessed via traveling by road which will take a journey of about 6 hours. The places covered during the journey from Bangalore to Calicut are Chinnayanpalya, at a distance of 5 km, Harohalli at a distance of 38 km, Jakkasandra at a distance of 6 km, Sathanur at a distance of 29 km and Kozhikode at a distance of 286km.
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Private taxis are available from Bangalore to Calico which can charge from 9 rupees to 25 rupees per kilometer according to the type of car chosen, in addition to the toll charges. Bus service can also be opted and it will cost up to Rs 330 for a non A/C bus. It takes around 7 hours to reach Calicut from Bangalore by bus. The bus station at Calicut is at a distance of only 1 km away from the city center.
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Air India and Kingfisher are the two major airlines that offer regular air plane services from Bangalore to Calicut at economical prices. Karipur International Airport, also known as Calicut International Airport is the closest airport which is at a distance of about 22 km from the city center. Taxis are available from the airport to reach the city center that may charge up to 400 rupees.
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Direct train services are available from Bangalore to Kozhikode, which takes around 12 hours of travel. Train number 16527 named Ypr-Cannanore Express that starts from Yeshwanthpur Junction at 20:00 hours reaches Calicut at about 7:40 hours.
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Travel by train is the most comfortable yet economic mode of transportation to reach Calicut from Bangalore. This is most suitable for the elderly as well as for families that travel with kids. Traveling by bus suits backpackers and young individual travelers who need to reach Calicut from Bangalore more economically. The state road transport corporation of both Kerala and Karnataka provide excellent bus services from Bangalore to Calicut. Travel by car is equally enjoyed as travel by train by those travelers who need flexibility in their traveling time.
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