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.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.