Gangada is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Wildlife as well as beach enthusiasts are bound to love this area as the Easter Ghats as well as the Bay of Bengal coast are located close by. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Visakhapatnam at a distance of 157 km south of the village.
Places to Stay
For options, one will have to consider Visakhapatnam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest in the area (Visakhapatnam) are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 150 km.
Vishakapatnam Junction Railway Station is the major railway station nearby at a distance of 143 km.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Smaller buses from Visakhapatnam as well as Srikakulam are available for the village. Booking bus tickets through Ticketgoose is the easiest mode to buy your tickets.