Category Archives: Boarding Point

New to a city and catching a a bus tonight? Know your boarding point well with our information blogs.

Hisham Barbhuiya Nov 29 2014

Egmore – Where Buses, Trains Egg Up

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Egmore is an upmarket area of Chennai, which has been popularized by a lot of Tamil movies, primarily as a railway hub. Factually too, Egmore is known more as a railway preference thanks to its iconic station. In fact, it will not come as a surprise for many if you land in Egmore when you have come up to visit the city. You will recognize it with the red railway station. However, the area has of late been evolving as a major intercity bus hub as I have noticed during the course of my two years’ stay. With the evolution […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Nov 15 2014

Chennai Central – The Heart of Travellers

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Ever been to Chennai? Well, if you have been, then this place will not come as a surprise for you. If you have been staying here or been put up for some time at least! It is a busy area which is used as a junction, wherein from you can proceed on a wide variety of areas ranging from the North Indian hub of Sowkarpet or even to the Marina Beach on the sea front. In this blog, we take a look at Chennai Central, in terms of what you can expect when you are here waiting for your bus. […]

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Ajay Jun 28 2014

Banashankari

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Banashankari, a locality in South Bangalore, got its name from the famous Banashankari Amma Temple on the Kanakapura Road. This temple, which was built by Subramanya Shetty, receives a huge number of devotees from near and far. Banashankari is a large area extending from Mysore Road to Kanakapura Road and is the only region in Bangalore City that has been divided into phases, stages and blocks. This area is sandwiched between several localities like Srinagar, Hanumanthanagar, Girinagar, Thyagarajanagar, Uttarahalli, Padmanabhanagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, Basavanagudi, J.P.Nagar and Jayanagar. Apart from the private operators like SRS Travels and Kallada Travels, the Bangalore Metropolitan […]

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Ajay Jun 21 2014

Basavanagudi: A Heritage Locality

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Basavanagudi — an area planned by Standish Lee, a well-known British town planner — is a heritage locality that still has remnants of old English bungalows and large circles that are evident in the vicinity. Gandhi Bazaar, a famous bazaar in Bangalore, now stands on what used to be Karanji tank. This neighbourhood takes its name from Basava meaning bull and Gudi which means temple. This area was earlier called as Sunkenahalli. Famous landmarks here are the Bull Temple and Gandhi Bazaar. Basavanagudi is a favourite spot among Kannada movie and soap opera directors as it portrays old Bangalore. As […]

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Urmila Marak Jun 14 2014

Domlur

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Domlur, a busy neighborhood in East Bangalore, has an identity of its own. The Airport Road Flyover in the area is a landmark in itself. It might be transitioning into one of the busiest commercial centres with several multinational companies, high-end showrooms, luxury hotels and restaurants booming in the locality, but the 10th century Chokkanathaswamy Temple in the neighbourhood that dates back to the Chola dynasty speaks of the rich historical past. Formerly, called the Bhagat Singh Nagar, Domlur supposedly got its name from ‘Tombalur’, a kind of flower. Writings in the Chokkanathaswamy Temple stand testimony to the fact. Strategically […]

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