Kaikaluru is also known as Kaikalur. It is a small town in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. It is popular for fishing and is home to Kolleru, one of India's biggest lakes. Kaikaluru is also well-known for its proximity to the village Pulaparru where the biggest Ramalayam temple was built with the donation made by the villagers (up to 1 crore.) Vijayawada is the nearest city to Kaikaluru. The literacy rate here is 66.55%. Students from nearby villages come here to pursue their education.
Places to Stay
Kaikaluru does not have many hotels. However local homestays are available here. Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh provides suitable budget friendly hotels such as the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs. 1025.)
The official language of Kaikaluru is Telugu. Hindi and Urdu are also spoken here.
Dusshera (October) and Diwali (November) are few popular festivals in Kaikaluru. The Golconda Music and Dance Festival, the Premavathi Dance Festival and the Taramati Music Festival take place in Hyderabad.
Places of Interest
The Sri Syamalamba Temple is a famous temple in Kaikaluru that attracts a lot of devotees. The Kolleru lake-cum-wildlife sanctuary is another tourist attraction. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India.
How to Get There
Kaikaluru does not have an airport of its own. The Vijaywada airport (48 km away) is the nearest airport.
The Kaikaluru Railway Station is 2 km from the main city and the Mandavalli Railway Station is 7 km away.
There are many private bus services to Kaikaluru. Some of the major private bus operators plying on the Hyderabad-Kaikaluru route include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sindhu Travels and Meghana Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.