Velangi is a small village in the Godavari River Delta in Andhra Pradesh. It forms part of the east Godavari District. The cities nearest to Velangi are Kakinada (19 km) and Ramachandrapuram (11 km). An agrarian society, rice is the primary crop grown in Velangi. Venkata Subramaneswara Raw & Boiled Rice Mill is situated here. Velangi also has an elementary and high school. It is famous as the village of progressive farmers.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Velangi, nearby Kakinada has a few good budget hotels. These include Venky Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Best Western SVN Grand (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Velangi is Telugu.
The important events in Velangi include Jataras (Elephant Festivals) and melas that are held every year. Navratri is also celebrated here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Velangi. Draksharama Shiva Temple (44 km) - a national heritage site, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (24 km) - a part of the Godavari River’s estuary, and Konaseema (49 km) - a scenic tour of the deltas of the river Goadavari, are all worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Velangi is in Madhurapadi near Rajahmundry (62 km).
The nearest railway station to Velangi is Kakinada Railway station (19 km), which is a major railway junction with regular trains to Andhra Pradesh and beyond.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad and other places in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the bus operators that offer high-quality services to passengers are Sai Anjana Travels and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.