Karlapalem is a small village located in Guntur district of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of 48kms from Guntur. Karlapalem is a mandal that consists of 55 villages. The village is situated in a region where, according to beliefs, the first Kalachakra was done by Lord Buddha himself.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of budget hotels on the way to Guntur and in Guntur city, which is located about 80kms away. Some of them are Hotel Sindoori (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Nanduri Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Sree Lakshmi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500)
Telugu and Urdu are both official languages of Karlapalem.
Makar Sankranti, the festival that heralds spring, is celebrated in January every year.
Places of Interest
Suryalanka Beach is only 20kms away. Ponnur, with its ancient temples with large monolithic statues is also located just 21kms away. Other than these, Guntur and Vijaywada are tourist destinations that are located within 75-80kms of Karlapalem.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Karlapalem is Vijayawada airport, located about 94kms away.
Bapatla Railway Station which is located 10kms away is the closest to Karlapalem. But the main station that connects the village to larger cities like Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijaywada is Guntur Junction Railway Station, located 50kms away.
The closest bus stand is at Bapatla, about 10kms away. From here SK Travels is a reliable operator to travel until Guntur Bus Station and from there to larger cities. When you are booking a bus ticket online ensure that you log on to a good bus booking portal like Ticketgoose.com.