The small village of Kanipakam is situated in the Irala Mandal within the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of 12 km from Chittoor and 14 km away from Irala. In Tamil, “Kani” means “wetland” and “pakam” refers to the “flow of water”. Kanipam village is visited by many Hindu pilgrims throughout the year as it has self -manifested or “Swayambhu” idol of Lord Ganesha/ Vinayaka.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels near Kanipakam. Some of them are Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) at a distance of 12 km, Bans the Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1001), Hotel MGM Grand (Tariff – Rs. 1001) and Manaka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Kanipakam is Telugu. The other languages spoken include Hindi and Urdu.
The important festival of Kanipakam is the Bramhostavams. It begins on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi and goes on for 20 days.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Kanipakam. Some of the places include Kanipakam Vinayaka vari devastanam/ Temple, Bahuda River and 11th century Siva Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kanipalam is the Tirupati Airport. It is located about 76 km away from the village of Kanipakam
The nearest railway station to Kanipakam is the Chittoor railway station. It is at a distance of 11 km from Kanipakam village.
There are daily bus services to Tirupati, Srishailam, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include APSRTC, A1 Travels and Viji Yathra Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.