Atmakur is a small village in the Coastal Andhra region of Andhra Pradesh. The place is quite close to the sea (at a distance of 71 km, an hour and twenty minutes’ drive away). The village comes in the midst of a journey from Kadapa to Nellore – both major towns in the region. Travellers may stop by at the village to grab a bite of the idly, dosa, sambar and coffee for refreshments.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the place is the coastal city of Nellore. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Simhapuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Pavani Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Shivam International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Surya International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Atmakur is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is the city of Nellore at a distance of 54 km. Some of the sites worth a visit are the Talpagiri Ranganadhaswamy, Jonnawada, Narasimhakonda, Penchalakona – all temples among other places. You can drive to the coast to enjoy the view of estuaries (31 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 242 km.
The Nellore Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 50 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village en route to different cities in the region. Orange Travels and Kesineni Travels are among the popular private bus operators. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.