Pathapadu is a village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Vijayawada at a distance of 13 km north. Technically speaking, it can be considered to be a suburban area of Vijayawada city. The Bay of Bengal coast is also nearby at a distance of 92 km south-east. Those who love South Indian temples, culture, cuisine and landscape can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best and reputed places of lodging in the area are located in the city of Vijayawada along 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 Airports at a distance of 24 km.
The Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is the nearest biggest railway station at a distance of 13 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 to the area are available from Rajahmundry. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.