Kasibugga, better known as Palasa Kasibugga is a twin town situated in the district of Srikakulam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is a hub of cashew processing industries employing more than 15,000 people. These twin towns have a common railway station which though named ‘Palasa’ is actually situated in Kasibugga. The meaning of ‘Kasibugga’ is eternal spring water. Mythology states that the waters of the holy Ganges flow beneath the soil of the place naming it thus. The month of November is the best time to visit Kasibugga.
Places to Stay
Kasibugga has a range of luxury and reasonably priced hotels. Most of these provide tour services. One can also stay at homestays here.
The official language of Palassa Kasibugga is Telugu. The other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
All Hindu religious festivals across the year are celebrated with great fervour. Some of these include Shivratri (festival dedicated to Lord Shiva), Ganesh Utsav (dedicated to Lord Ganesha) and Janmashtami (dedicated to Lord Krishna).
Places of Interest
Palasa is home to three beaches, Thoturu, Ratty and Akkupally, all of which are about 7 km from Palassa. One can visit many Hindu temples on the Thoturu beach. Kasibugga has 11 Hindu temples some of which include the Radar Krishna and Shiva temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kasibugga is the Vishakapatnam Airport, situated at a distance of 151 km.
Palasa Kasibugga is connected to three major railway stations, Palasa (0.3 km from Kasibugga), Naupada Junction (23.73 km from Kasibugga) and Sompeta (29.92 km from Kasibugga).
Kasibugga is well connected via road to all the key towns in Andhra Pradesh. There are daily bus services from across the state that pass through this town. One can choose from a range of bus services which include A/C, Non A/C, Seater and Sleeper Bus services. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.