Gannavaram is a town in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Those with a taste and anxiety for water bodies, temples and South Indian delicacy must visit this place. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Vijayawada city at a distance of 20 km on the banks of the mighty Krishna river. The town hosts the Vijayawada airport, and hence is technically a suburb of the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels worth trying in Vijayawada are Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grand Residence (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Green Valley Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) 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 city is noted for its religious tourism as devotees, both domestic as well as international, flock to the city all year round. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Vijayawada are Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, the picturesque Prakasam Barrage, Moghalrajpuram Caves, Bhavani Island, Hazratbal Masjid and others.
How to Get There
The Vijayawada Airports is located within the town’s perimeters.
The Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 23 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Some of the private operators active are SRM Travels and Kesineni Travels. Buses to the city are available from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad as well as Rajahmundry. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.
A small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh,Palamaner or Palamaneru is located on the National Highway 4 which connects Bangalore and Chennai. The town is surrounded by valleys, hills, waterfalls and forests.The forests in this town have been declared an elephant sanctuary (Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary). An important educational centre, the town is also well-known for its dairy and poultry farming andterracotta art pottery.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Palamaner. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nandi in Chittoor that offers room from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranth,Ugadi Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Kaigal Water Falls (20kms), KalyanaRevu lake (7kms), KonetiRayalaSwamy Temple (8kms) and VaradarajaSwamy Temple in Kurmai(4 kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tirupati(112kms)
The nearest railway station is at Gudiyattam (39kms)
PalamanerBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Diwakar Travels and Kesineni Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.