Darsi is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is the city of Ongole on the Bay of Bengal coast. The village is a part of the Coastal Andhra region. Those driving from Hyderabad to Ongole can stop by at the village for snacks and refreshments.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the region 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 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
One can visit the Nallamala Forest, located at a distance of 98 km west of the village. Other safari-like spots worth a visit for those with a taste for trekking and wildlife are the Atmakur and Allagadda Reserve Forests at the distances of 129 km and 128 km respectively.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Tirupati Airport at a distance of 324 km.
Guntur Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 116 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. Buses to the village are available from Ongole as well as Guntur. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.