A semi-urban place, located in the costal Andhra Pradesh, Akividu is well-known for its rich culture and heritage. The biggest panchayat in West Godavari district of the state, the town is situated along the Gudiwada and Bhimavaram rail route and National Highway NH214 passes through this town. Akividu has many places of worship and also houses one of the tallest Stupas in the country. The town also epitomises religious harmony.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Akividu. Places like Ayyar Hotel offer accommodation from Rs.400 onwards.
The annual Jataras (Madiramma Sambaram, Subrahmanya Sashti, Veerabhadra Sambaram) held during Sivaratri, Ramzan Prayers and Christmas celebrations are grand in this town.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Religious places in the town draw a wide variety of crowd. The town houses one of the 108 Ramasthupas in the world (Sri Madana Gopal Swamy Temple). The ninth tallest stupa in the country (100ft) is the Sai Koti Maha Sthupam, which brings in devotees.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport (60.96Kms)
Akividu has its own railway station.
The Akividu Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Meghana Travels, Sai Varma Travels, Sindhu Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and NCM Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.