Adda Road is a rural bus stop in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Guntur district in the Coastal Andhra region. Those headed to the Nallamala Forest in the state from Vijayawada can stop by at this place. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Vijayawada, across the Krishna river at a distance of 143 km north-east.
Places to Stay
The best and reputed places of lodging in the area are located in the city of Vijayawada. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grand Residence (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Green Valley Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu, but English and Hindi can help.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
In Vijayawada, one can visit the Kanaka Durga Temple or the Marakata Rajarajeshwari Temple – both known for their architecture. At a distance of 5 km from Vijaywada are the Undavalli caves. It is said that they were carved in the 7th century AD. There is a huge monolith of Lord Buddha in a reclining posture here. The Kondapalli Fort, a 7th century structure with a three-storied rock tower is about 16 km from Vijaywada.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada at a distance of 159 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Vijayawada Junction Railway Station at a distance of 143 km.
APSRTC runs a number of buses in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Vijayawada. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
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.