Gopalapuram is a small town in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Coastal Andhra region. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Rajahmundry, across the mighty Godavari river, at a distance of 38 km east. Those with a keen interest for temples, South Indian culture and cuisine can visit this place.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of budget accommodations in Rajahmundry to look forward to. 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 Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town as a whole does not have its own tourist attractions. However, 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 Godavari river and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport at a distance of 50 km.
Rajahmundry Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 36 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are available from Rajahmundry, which is connected to major cities in the region such as Hyderabad, Eluru, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.