Anakapalli town is part of the Greater Visakhapatnam in the coastal district of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The town is famous for its jaggery and ranks second in the country in terms of imports and exports. Other than being an important business centre, the town is also home to many Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian places of worship.
Places to Stay
For options, one will have to consider Visakhapatnam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English is also understood.
The major events of the city are Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest in the area are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 26 km.
The closest railway stations are the Anakapalle Railway Station, Kasimkota Railway Station and the Thadi Railway Station. Vishakapatnam Railway Junction is the major railway station at a distance of 33 km from Anakapalle.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons
A town in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, Tenali is the second largest town in Guntur District. The town, which thrives on trade and agriculture, is popularly known as ‘Andhra Paris’ because three canals of the Krishna River are located here. Tenali, which is famous for its rich historical, agricultural, cultural and literary legacy, houses one of the oldest Vedic schools of Andhra Pradesh, Sree Yalavarthy Anjaneya Sastry Veda Pathashala, established in 1893. Every month on an average about 35,000 devotees are believed to visit the famous Vaikuntapuram temple located in this town.
Budget Hotels in Tenali
Tenali offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Princess (Tariff-Rs.500-2000), Hotel Krishna Inn and Hotel Aditya near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.500 onwards.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Events in Tenali
The annual temple festivals and all the religious festivals like Sankranthi, Navrathri, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here with great fervour.
Places to See in Tenali
The famous Vaikunta Puram Venkateswara Temple, Jain Temple and Immanuel Prayer Tower Ministries are located very close to the city’s main bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport (36.34Kms)
Tenali Railway Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Tenali Bus Station, Old Bus Station, Devi Chowk Bus Stop, Service Auto Stand Bus Stop, Tenali Outskirts Bus Stop, Chinaravur Bus Stop and Chenchupet Bus Stop have regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Morning Star Travels and SVR Tours & Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.