Gudlur is a village in Andhra Pradesh. It is part of the Prakasham district. It used to be called Netrapuri and is the birthplace of a famous Telugu poet called Yerrana. He was born in the 14th century. The village is called Gudlur because of the many temples that have been constructed in it. This area is prone to droughts and so many families have migrated to other parts of Andhra Pradesh from this region. Gudlur still has many poets.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels in Gudlur. Some of them are Mourya Hotel (Tariff – Rs 1700), Ramya Residency (Tariff – Rs 1200).
The official language of Gudluris Telugu. Hindi is also spoken by many of the people.
The important events of Gudlur include the harvest festival Sankranthi, in January and Ugasi in March or April. Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are attractive to tourists in Gudlur. These include an old Vaishnavaite temple that lies within the city and a Siva Ksetra which is an ancient Hindu temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Gudluru is the Cuddupah airport. It is located about 134 km away from the town. This airport has very few flights taking off from it and the next closest airport is at Chennai.
The closest railway station is in Nellore which is 76 km away. Nellore has one of the biggest railway stations in the state. There are daily trains from Nellore to Mumbai, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore, Delhi and Goa.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vijawada from the Gudlur Bus Stand. Diwakar Travels is one of the best bus operators in this region. SRS Travels and Dhanunjaya Travels are also popular choices. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.