Adda Road is a rural bus stop in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Guntur district in the Coastal Andhra region. Those headed to the Nallamala Forest in the state from Vijayawada can stop by at this place. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Vijayawada, across the Krishna river at a distance of 143 km north-east.
Places to Stay
The best and reputed places of lodging in the area are located in the city of Vijayawada. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grand Residence (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Green Valley Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu, but English and Hindi can help.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
In Vijayawada, one can visit the Kanaka Durga Temple or the Marakata Rajarajeshwari Temple – both known for their architecture. At a distance of 5 km from Vijaywada are the Undavalli caves. It is said that they were carved in the 7th century AD. There is a huge monolith of Lord Buddha in a reclining posture here. The Kondapalli Fort, a 7th century structure with a three-storied rock tower is about 16 km from Vijaywada.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada at a distance of 159 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Vijayawada Junction Railway Station at a distance of 143 km.
APSRTC runs a number of buses in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Vijayawada. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
A city and a Municipal Corporation in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, Ongole is famous for the Ongole breed of oxen, which is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the world. The Ongole breed is sent across the globe and even an island in Malaysia is named after the oxen. The city houses many temples that date back to the 17th century. Agriculture is the primary industry and Ongole is one of the major tobacco trading centres in Andhra Pradesh.
Budget Hotels in Ongole
There are many hotels in Ongole. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sarovar, Ramya Residency, Hotel Central Park and Apsara Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Telugu is the Local Language.
Events in Ongole
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Ongole bull rock-pulling competitions are conducted as a part of traditional festival celebrations at some villages near the city.
Places to See in Ongole
The Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami Temple , Kaasi Visweswara Swami temple, Chenna Keswva Swami Temple, Veeranjaneya Swami temple, J.M.B.Church and Jamia Masjid are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada.
Ongole has its own Railway Station.
Ongole APSRTC Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Meghana Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Varma Travels and Rukmini Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.