Gollapalem is a small island in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. It is further sub-divided into Chinna Gollapalem and Pedda Gollapalem villages. Machilipatnam is the district headquarters of Gollapalem. A major hub of the fisherman community, Gollapalem shares border with villages in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Road and rail are the best ways to reach Gollapalem. Since it is near the Bay of Bengal, chances of humidity are high in Gollapalem.
Places to Stay
Gollapalem is a small village island so it does not have many hotels. Local home stays are available. Few budget hotels are located in and around the Machilipatnam district such as Eswar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Apsara Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Gollapalem is Telugu. The other languages spoken are Tamil and English.
Some of the major local festivals of Gollapalem include Kartika Poornima (February), Kartika Suddha Dasami (October).
Places of Interest
Palletummalapalem Beach (11 km away), Agastheeswara Temple (36 km away) are some popular tourist spots situated near Gollapalem
How to Get There
Gannavaram Airport near Vijayawada (76 km away) is the nearest airport to Gollapalem district.
Machilipatnam Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Gollapalem. Apart from that Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is 74 km away.
Gollapalem enjoys road connectivity to nearby Machilipatnam district. A couple of bus operators connect Gollapalem to nearby cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvarur etc. Sri Dasari Travels, Shambhavi Travels, Sri Durga Malleswari Travels are few good bus operators connecting to Gollapalem at affordable bus tariffs. You can opt for Volvo bus ticket booking service provided by several online bus booking websites.