Prathipadu is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Guntur district. The nearest major urban agglomerations are the cities of Guntur and Vijayawada at distances of 20 km and 56 km to the north-east respectively. Those with a keen interest in South Indian culture, temples and cuisine can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best and reputed places of lodging in the area are located in the city of Vijayawada across the Krishna river. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grand Residence (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Green Valley Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. Urdu is also understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Vijayawada are Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, the picturesque Prakasam Barrage, Moghalrajpuram Caves, Bhavani Island, Hazratbal Mosque and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport at a distance of 71 km.
The Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is the nearest biggest railway station at a distance of 55 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Some of the private operators active are SRM Travels and Kesineni Travels. Buses are available from both Guntur and Vijayawada. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.