Damalcheruvu is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located close to the Venkateswara Park in the Rayalseema region. The major urban agglomerations close by are Chittoor and Tirupati at distances of 32 km and 59 km. The village lies close to the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying in Chittoor are Sindhu Towers Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Bans The Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Haritha Hotel Kailasanathakona (Tariff – Rs. 900), Sree Krishna Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The most important place to visit in the area (in and around Chittoor) is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, believed to be the abode of lord Venkateswara. The shrine is located on top of the Seshachalam Hills, also referred to as Seven Hills. The best place in the region to see around is the city of Tirupati. Some of the sites worth a visit are 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 Chennai International Airport and the Tirupati Airport at the distances of 185 and 74 km respectively are the nearest major airports.
The Chitoor Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 34 km from the centre of the city.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Chittoor to different cities in the region. National Travels and SRS Travels are among the popular private bus operators. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.