Bobbili is a town and a municipality which is a part of Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. This place has a population of around 100000 people. The town has a great historical significance since ‘The Battle of Bobbili’ took place here. The town is an educational hub with more than 25-30 schools and colleges with economy that is largely driven by industries.
Places to Stay
Visitors will find suitable options such as Hotel Raj Residency, Haritha Hotel, Jungle Bells Hill resort and Mayuri Hill resort in Araku that is 50km away. The price range is withins Rs.1500 off season but could alter during season time.
Diwali, Holi, Eid and Christmas are the major events across the year.
Telugu is the local language spoken in Bobbili.
Places to Visit
Sri Swamy Ramananda Yoga Academy, Borra Caves, Ravivalasa Hillock and Galikonda View Point are the places of interest within 50km from Bobbili.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam airport is 125km from Bobblil and is the closest available airport. There are regular flights to metro cities and a few international destinations from here.
Bobbili Railway station connects smaller towns around. Farther destinations can be reached from Visakhapatnam.
The closest bus stop is at Sitanagaram, 10km away from Bobbili. APSTRC and other private bus operators offer quality service to close by towns. Government buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Making use of bus ticket booking discount can help you save money while travelling. Look out for such offers at Ticketgoose.com.
Machilipatnam was also known ‘Masulipatnam’ during the British Raj in India. Machilipatnam is famous for its sweetmeat called ‘Bandar Ladoo’, hence earning the moniker ‘Bandar city’. Machilipatnam is located near the Bay of Bengal and is vulnerable to the storm surges caused by frequent cyclones in this area. Machilipatnam is a beautiful town and is situated in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Machilipatnam. Some of them are Vijaya Raghava Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Prasanth Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Apsara Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Eswar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Machilipatnam is Telugu. Other languages spoken here are English and Tamil in some parts of this area.
The important festivals celebrated in Machilipatnam are Kartika Poornima celebrated in the month of February and Kartika Suddha Dasami in the month of October.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attractions here are the Palletummalapalem Beach (11 km), Agastheeswara Temple (36 km), Sree Ramalam temple (2 km), and Dattashram (7 km).
How to Get There
There is no airport at Machilipatnam. Vijayawada Airport (58 km) is the closest major airport.
There are direct trains to Machilipatnam and make a stop at Machilipatnam Railway Station. Vijayawada Junction Railway Station (74 km) is the closest major railway junction.
Machilipatnam APSRTC Bus Station is the major bus deport here. All local buses which commute from Machilipatnam to all the major city of Pedana (10 km) or Gudiwada (34 km) start from here. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.