Bikkavolu is a village in India which is located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Bikkavolu is closest to Rajahmundry (35 kms) and Kakinada (31 kms). Bikkavolu is also called Birudankinavolu and is called so after King Gunaga Vijayaditya III who was an important Chalukya King. It has a number of historically important temples that were constructed under the rule of the Chola dynasty. Many of them were also constructed under the rule of Krishna Devaraya. The village has a high literacy rate and a number of temples for interested tourists.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Bikkavolu itself, there are a few budget hotels in the East Godavari district. These are GVS Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000), Suryanarayana Murthy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000) and Gayatri Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official language of Bikkavolu is Telugu.
Important festivals of Bikkavolu include Subramanyeswara Swamy Shashti which takes place on the Margasira Shuddha Shashti day and the Vinayaka Chaviti which falls on Bhadra Pada Sudda Chaviti.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in and around Bikkavolu. Kakinada (22 km) and Konaseema (30 km) are great for daytime tours. Machellipatnam is about 142 km away from Bikkavolu bus stand and has a lot of sites of religious significance.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bikkavolu is Madhurapudi which is about 35 kms away. The Hyderabad international airport is 487 kms away.
Bikkavolu is connected to Samalkot Railway Junction (15 kms) and Anarpathi (10 kms) on the South Central Railway. There are regular trains that go to Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Vijaywada and Guntur.
There are daily buses that ply to Hyderabad, Rajahmundry and other places in Andhra Pradesh. The best bus operators that include Bikkavolu in their routes are Sai Anjana Travels, Diamond Travels and Morning Star Travels. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.
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.