Duttalur is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomerations are the cities of Nellore and Kadapa at the distances of 97 km south-east and 104 km south-west respectively. If one were to imagine a triangle comprising Nellore, Kadapa and Duttalur, the last would form the northern tip. Those eager to explore forest reserves, temples and an appetite for authentic cuisine can try this place out.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, Duttalur lacks 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 Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is Tirupati (211 km to the south) 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 206 km.
Cuddapah Railway Station is the major railway station in the area at a distance of 104 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 Nellore. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.