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.
Visakhapatnam abbreviated as “Vizag” is popularly referred to as "The Jewel of the East Coast". This coastal city of Andhra Pradesh is about 625km from the capital city, Hyderabad. One of the biggest seaports of the country, Visakhapatnam houses a number of heavy industries and steel plants. This is the only Indian city that has the presence of a natural harbor.
Budget Hotels in Visakapatnam
Prince Hotel (Tariff-Rs. Rs.700) Iskon Ashram Guest House (Rs.900), Fortune Inn Sree Kanya( Rs.1000) and Hotel Supreme Vizag(Rs.1000) are some of the popular hotels of Vizag.
Telugu is the predominant language of Visakhapatnam.
Events in Visakapatnam
Chandanotsavam (March and April), I. S. K. O. N. Utsav, Lumbini Festival(2nd Friday in the month of December ), Navy Day, Visakha Utsav (December) are some of the popular festivals of the city that attracts myriads of domestic and international tourists.
Places to See in Visakapatnam
Rushikonda Beach is about 6 kilometre from the main city and is a popular evening spot. Bhimili-Visakhapatnam Beach Road, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami devasthanam at Simhachalam and Kailasagiri are some of the other well-known tourist destinations of Vizag.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam Airport has daily flights to national and international destinations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, Singapore to name a few.
The Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station is the main railway junction of the city. Duvvada railway station is another station that is located at the vicinity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
Some of the popular bus operators that offer good experience for passengers travelling to Kesineni Tours and Travels, Sri Gayatri Travels, Ushodaya Tours and Travels to name a few.