A fast growing town and mandalin Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh,Bapatla, formerly known as Bhavapuri, Bhavapatla,is on the well-known GBC (Guntur-Bapatla-Chirala) Road, 64kms south of Guntur.The town is famous for its rice business and rice trading and has many rice mills equipped with hi-tech machinery. The town’s vegetable market is popular in the entire region, and is visited by people from all the surrounding villages.
Budget Hotels in Bapatla
Bapatlahas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Kona Bhavan, Deluxe Lodge and Bhavana Residency offer rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Telugu is the official language here.
Events in Bapatla
The annual festivals like Sankranthi, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here
Places to See in Bapatla
The Bhavannarayana Swami Temple, located in the heart of the town, is one of the oldest temples of Andhra Pradesh.The Sri SankaraVidyalayam, a 96 year old Veda Patasala near the Bhavannarayana Swami temple, the Sai Baba Temple (7kms),Sri KalyanaVenkateswara Swami Temple (8kms) are other places of interest in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport (101kms)
Bapatlahas its own railway station.
Bapatlabus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Morning Star Travels, KaveriKamakshi Travels, Sri Srinivasa Travels and Meghana Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.
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.