Interested in history and Dravidian culture? If yes, Eluru with its surrounding region is the place just meant for you. It is a city in the South Indian state of Andhra Pardesh and happens to be the headquarters of a district by the same name. It comes within the Coastal Andhra region of the state. It is believed that Eluru was a part of the Vishnukundina Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries, which controlled the Deccan plateau, Odisha and parts of South India.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget options which are worth a try in the city are Manya Guestline (Tariff – Rs. 700), Madhulata Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Vasantha Mahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Krishna Chaitanyam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) among 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
Some of the places worth visiting in Eluru are Dwarka Tirumala and the CSI Church besides other temples and places of worship. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Rajahmundry (96 km away) are Gowthami Ghat, Godavari Bund, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum, a boat ride across the river Godavari and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport at a distance of 108 km.
The Eluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. You can get buses to the city from Rajahmundry. Making use of bus ticket booking discount can help you save money while travelling. Look out for such offers at Ticketgoose.com.