Govada is about an hour’s drive or 40 km from Vijayawada and is a perfect small village for one to pick as a holiday destination. Away from hustle and bustle of the city, this place offers a chance to take pause from the daily grind and step back to appreciate a different way of life.
Places to Stay
There are good hotels in and around Govada. Some of them are Continental Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,619) and Manorama Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,141).
The official language is Telugu but English and Hindi can also help in conversing with locals.
The major festivals are Dussehera, Diwali and Ugadi, which is New Year’s Day for the people of the Deccan region in India.
Places of Interest
Apart from taking in local sights and pristine landscapes, there are several places tourists can visit. Guntur City is 98 km away from Govada, and another 27 km further is the Kondaveedu Fort built in the 14th century by the Reddy kings. Uppalapadu Bird Centre is towards the south of Guntur City showcasing endangered species of birds like Spot Billed Pelicans. Others spots in Vijayawada include the Kanaka Durga Temple or the Undavalli Caves.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport around 110 km away.
Guntur Railway Junction Station is a major rail head and is 37 km away from Govada. Modukuru Railway Station and Tenali Railway Junction Station are close by as well.
APSRTC runs a large number of buses to and fro. Cherukupalli APSRTC Bus Station and Chandol APSRTC Bus Station are the other close bus stations to Govada. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.