Podili, previously called Prudhulapuri, is a municipal town and mandal in Prakasam district in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is 50 km away from Ongole and 322 km away from the State capital of Hyderabad. Podili has 56 Villages and 19 Panchayats. As per 2001 Census the total population of Podili was 57424 out of which Males formed 29311 and Females formed 28113. Podili has several schools, colleges and banks. Rail and road are the best ways to reach here.
Places to Stay
Podili is a small village and hence does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Few budget hotels such as Apsara Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400 to Rs. 800), Sip & Dip Beach Resort (Tariff - Rs. 545) are located in the nearby Prakasam district.
The official languageof Podili is Telugu.
Some of the major local festivals of Podili include Sankranthi (January), Mahasivaratri (February/March), Ugadi (March), Navaratri (October), Vijaya Dasmi (October), Christmas (December).
Places of Interest
Prakasam (24.5 km away), Donakonda (29 km away), Kanigiri (30 km away)are some famoustourist spots situated nearPodili
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport (151 km away) is the nearest airport to Podili.
Podili has no railhead. The nearest railway stations to Podili are Donakonda (29 km away), Gajjelakonda (30 km away) and Ongole (50 km away).
Podili has a bus depot and is well connected to places such as Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati. Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Kesineni Travels, Meghana Travels are few good bus operators connecting to Podili at affordable bus tariffs. Choose as per your budget from multiple bus types and bus operators. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.