Garagaparru is the name of a small village near Bhimavaram city (9 km away) in the coastal South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the West Godavari district and comes under the Coastal Andhra region. The district headquarters of Eluru is at a distance of 77 km. However, the major urban hubs of the region – Rajahmundry and Vijyawada – are located at the distances of 71 and 135 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Rajahmundry has more budget hotels in the region. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vaishnavi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sangam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Sai Priya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500) 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
Bhimavaram is famous for its Gunupudi Someswara temple, also known as Somarama. Some of the places worth visiting in Rajahmundry are Gowthami Ghat, Godavari Bund, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum, a boat ride on the river Godavari and others. In Eluru, the places which are worth visiting are the Dwarka Tirumala and the CSI Church besides other temples and places of worship.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport at a distance of 82 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Bhimavaram Town Railway Station, located at a distance of 9 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Bhimavaram. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.