Cumbum is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration on either side of the village are Kurnool and Ongole at the distances of 168 and 117 km respectively. The village sits close to the Atmakur Forest Reserve, beyond which lies Kurnool city.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the place is Ongole. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Namaskar International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Apsara Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Hotel Taste (Tariff – Rs. 1,300), Ramya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,200) among others.
The official language of Cumbum is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
One can visit the mango orchards in Banaganapalli (124 km away) to get a feel of as to how one of the most nutritious fruits are grown, plucked and packed off. Some of the other places worth visiting in the district are Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple (13 km away), the Mahanandi Temple at the edge of the Mahanandi Reserve Forest (57 km) and Belum Caves (32 km away).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tirupati Airport at a distance of 263 km.
Proddatur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 140 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village en route to different cities in the region. Orange Travels and Kesineni Travels are among the popular private bus operators. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.