Situated in the Guntur district, Athota is a small village in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It is part of a region known for its exports - Tobacco, chilly and cotton. The people here are simple, hardworking and helpful. They are warm and open to tourists.
Places to Stay
Guntur (29 km) has numerous budget hotels to choose from. Some of them are Hotel Nanduri Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Sindoori (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vajrams Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Sree Lakshmi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Central Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Athota is Telugu. Urdu is also widely spoken here.
Pongal and Ugadi are the major festivals celebrated here. Pongal is celebrated as a harvest festival in mid January, while Ugadi which is the Andhra New Year falls in April.
Places of Interest
Kondaveedu Fort and the ancient relics of Amravathi give a glimpse into the historically rich past of the Guntur region. Suryalanka Beach and Ethipothala Falls are an opportunity to nestle within nature. The Uppalapadu Nature Conservatory for endangered birds is also a must-visit.
How to Get There
Vijaywada Airport, located only 35 km away, is the nearest domestic airport to Athota village.
Guntur Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station. It is located only 26 km away and connects Athota to larger cities in the region.
Kesineni Travels, Moonlight Travels, Rajesh Travels, and Diwakar Travels are some of the reliable operators in the region. They ply daily services to and from Guntur, connecting Athota village to major cities in the region by road. Log on to bus ticket online booking sites like Ticketgoose and book your tickets without any hassle.