Nakkapalli is a small village and a mandal of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. It has 31 villages under it. There is a famous Lord Venkateshwara temple in Upamaka, near Nakkapalli, which is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Nakkapalli is a quaint village in coastal Andhra, and is a beautiful place to visit because of its scenic landscape and greenery.
Places to Stay
Since Nakkapalli is a village, there are not too many options for hotels. However, Visakhapatnam has few good options such as: Anupama Hotel (Tariff – Rs 728), Dinesh Residency (Tariff – Rs 796) and Hotel Balaji Grand (Tariff – Rs 945).
The official language of Nakkapalli is Telugu. Hindi and English are not understood well here.
The important festivals of Nakkapalli are Sankranthi, the harvest festival in January, and Ugadi in March/April.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Nakkapalli. Bojjanakonda Buddhist Stupa (30 km), Sai Baba temple within the village, and Nookalamma temple (20 km) are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nakkapalli is in Visakhapatnam, with regular flights to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore.
The Nakkapalli Railway Station is small, and not too many trains stop here. However, the Visakhaptnam Railway station, an hour’s drive away, is very well connected.
Nakkapalli Bus Stand has regular buses to Visakhapatnam and other nearby villages. The main bus stand in Visakhapatnam is very well connected to other parts of India and Andhra Pradesh vial local and APSRTC Buses. The popular private service tour operators are Kesineni Travels, SRS Travels, and Dhanunjaya Travels. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.