Chinnamandem is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Kadapa at a distance of 67 km north. The Aanumpalli Reserved Forests are also close by at a distance of 18 km. The state capital, Hyderabad, is situated 476 km north. Those travelling from Chittoor to Kadapa can stop by at the village for snacks.
Places to Stay
Being a village, Chinnamandem does not have proper lodging facilities to accommodate guests and tourists. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring in Kadapa are Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Blue Diamond Hotel (tariff – Rs. 700), Ashoka Lodge Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
As the village does not have anything to attract tourists, the best place in the region to see around is Tirupati (206 km south-east) consisting of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Yogimallavaram Shiva Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Chandragiri Fort and the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park (the second largest zoo park in the continent).
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Tirupati Airport at a distance of 122 km.
Cuddapah Railway Station is the major railway station in the area at a distance of 68 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. APSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. Buses to the area are available from Kadapa as well as Chittoor. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.