Pendurthi is an area of Visakhapatnam in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Coastal Andhra region. The heart of Visakhapatnam city lies at a distance of 19 km south. Travellers en route Jeypore, across the border in Odisha, can pass by this neighbourhood. Those with a love for beaches and ancient temples can also visit this place.
Places to Stay
One will have to consider Visakhapatnam for lodging while in this region. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English 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 of interest in the area are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 11 km.
Vishakapatnam Junction Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 17 km from Pendurthi.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Buses to the area are available from Visakhapatnam. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.