Ubalanka, a village in Ravulapalem Mandal, is in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district. It is 2.3 km from its main town Ravulapalem Mandal, 67 Km Kakinada, and 470 Km from Hyderabad. Located on the banks of river Godavari, it is dotted with coconut trees along the roads and lush green pastures.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Ubalanka, but there are reasonably good hotels in Tanuku, about 15 km from here. Some of them are Hotel Ratnam (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Savera (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Falcon’s Nest Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
The official language in Ubalanka is Telugu. The educated speak in Telugu and English.
There are lots of festivals celebrated here in a traditional way. The festivals are Diwali held during the month of October which is a festival of lights, Ugadi which is the Telugu New Year, and Sankranthi also known as Pongal.
Places of Interest
Mahalakshmi Temple in Ubalanka, Lord Shiva Temple located 2.2 Km from Ubalanka, and Jaganmohini Kesavaswamy Temple located 2.5 Km from Ubalanka are some places of interest.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ubalanka is at Rajahmundry which is 40 km from the village.
The nearest railway station is at Tanuku which is 32.1 km away from the village. A major railway head connecting this village to other cities is at Rajahmundry, which is 35 km away.
Ubalanka is strategically linked to all parts of the state with NH-5 being only 2 Km from the village. The bus station at Rajahmundry is the nearest at 30 km. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.