Banagana Palli is a small town in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It comes under the Rayalseema region of the province. From the year 1790 to 1948, the town had been the capital of princely state bearing the same name. The place is known regionally for its ripe and sweet mangoes.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the place is the district headquarters of Kurnool (75 km away). Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Haritha Tourist Complex (Tariff – Rs. 800), Woodlands Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Jayashree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Viswas lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400) among others.
The official language of Banagana Palli is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
One can visit the mango orchards in the town to get a feel of as to how one of the most nutritious fruits are grown, plucked and packed off. Some of the other places worth visiting in the district are Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple (13 km away), the Mahanandi Temple at the edge of the Mahanandi Reserve Forest (57 km) and Belum Caves (32 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tirupati Airport at a distance of 264 km.
The Kurnool City Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 76 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 are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.