Pedana is a town in the Machilipatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Situated 362 km away from Hyderabad, it attracts a number of tourists from across India and abroad for its Kalamkari art. Nearby cities include Vijayawada (74 km), Guntur (151 km) and Konaseema (323 km).
Places to Stay
There are very few hotels in Pedana, but Machilipatnam which is 7 km away has a number of budget hotels. Some of them include Eswar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Udipi Sri Krishna Bhavan (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vijaya Raghava Residency (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Jangala Deluxe Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 800).
Telugu is the official language of Pedana.
Ugadi held in March/April, Krishna Ashtami in August/September, Vijaya Dasami in September/October and Nagapanchami celebrated during monsoon are the important festivals of Pedana.
Places of Interest
Pedana handloom factories are a must visit for anyone coming to the town. Other places of interest include Machilipatnam (7 km), Krishna (10 km), and Gudivada (28 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Vijayawada at a distance of 38 km.
Train connectivity is available from Gudalavelleru railway station, which is just a kilometer away. Kavutaram, which is 2 km away, is another option.
Buses are available daily from Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Pamarru and Gudlavelluru. State-run APSRTC is the best bus operator on this route. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.