Martur or Maruturu is a village and a mandal in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Martur is surrounded by Ballikurava mandal towards west, Yddana Pudi mandal towards east, Chilakaluripet mandal towards north, Janakavaram Ponguluru mandal towards south. It is located 62 kms towards north from district head quarters Ongole and 271 kms from state capital Hyderabad towards west.
Places to Stay
Nearest hotels are available in Ongole. Somme of the good hotels are Ramya Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1200), Mourya Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Central Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 2099).
The official language of Martur is Telugu.
The famous festival in Martur is the Vinayaka festival.
Places to Visit
Nearby tourist destinations are Guntur (55 kms), Amaravathi (79 kms) and Vijayawada (91 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Maruteru is the Vijayawada Airport (107 kms).
Guntur Junction railway station (57 kms) is closest major railway station to Martur.
Valaparla APSRTC bus station, Chilakaluripeta APSRTC bus station, and Muppavaram APSRTC bus station are the nearby by bus stations to Martur APSRTC runs Number of buses from major cities to here. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include V.V.Vinayaka Travels, Morning Star Travels, KMBT Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sapthagiri Travels and Sri Krishna Travels. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.
Naidupetta is the fourth largest town in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. Situated on the banks of Swarnamukhi River, this town is 33 km away from Venkatagiri, 66 km from Tirupati, 68 km from Nellore and 106 km from Chennai. Being an industrial town, it is home to several textiles, sugar and packaged drinking water industries.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Naidupeta, but good budget hotels are available in Tirupati. Some of them include 7 Hills Inn (Tariff – Rs. 946), Bhanu Residency (Tariff – Rs. 663), Hotel Jayasyam Inn (Tariff – Rs.795) and Hotel Bhimas Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 960).
Telugu is the official language of Naidupeta. Urdu and Tamil are the other languages spoken in the town.
Yeti Pandaga, the three-day annual kite festival, celebrated during Pongal in January is the most popular of all the events in Naidupeta. Urusu is another important event celebrated in March. Other festivals include Jatara held in May and Ayyapah Pooja in December.
Places of Interest
Besides the innumerable temples in Naidupeta, there are several destinations of interest nearby. A day’s visit is the best option to see Shrikalahasti (53 km) Tirupati (66 km), Nellore (68), Thiruthani (90 km), Pulicat Lake (113 km) and Vijayawada (340 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is 119 km away from the city.
Naidupeta has its own railway station, which is 25 km away from the town. But the major railhead on this route is Tirupati railway station, which is 67 km away.
Buses are available daily from major cities like Gudur, Vishakapatnam, Chennai, Nellore, Venkatagiri, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Some of the major operators on this route include Kesineni Travels and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.