A semi-urban place, located in the costal Andhra Pradesh, Akividu is well-known for its rich culture and heritage. The biggest panchayat in West Godavari district of the state, the town is situated along the Gudiwada and Bhimavaram rail route and National Highway NH214 passes through this town. Akividu has many places of worship and also houses one of the tallest Stupas in the country. The town also epitomises religious harmony.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Akividu. Places like Ayyar Hotel offer accommodation from Rs.400 onwards.
The annual Jataras (Madiramma Sambaram, Subrahmanya Sashti, Veerabhadra Sambaram) held during Sivaratri, Ramzan Prayers and Christmas celebrations are grand in this town.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Religious places in the town draw a wide variety of crowd. The town houses one of the 108 Ramasthupas in the world (Sri Madana Gopal Swamy Temple). The ninth tallest stupa in the country (100ft) is the Sai Koti Maha Sthupam, which brings in devotees.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport (60.96Kms)
Akividu has its own railway station.
The Akividu Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Meghana Travels, Sai Varma Travels, Sindhu Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and NCM Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.
Visakhapatnam abbreviated as “Vizag” is popularly referred to as "The Jewel of the East Coast". This coastal city of Andhra Pradesh is about 625km from the capital city, Hyderabad. One of the biggest seaports of the country, Visakhapatnam houses a number of heavy industries and steel plants. This is the only Indian city that has the presence of a natural harbor.
Budget Hotels in Visakapatnam
Prince Hotel (Tariff-Rs. Rs.700) Iskon Ashram Guest House (Rs.900), Fortune Inn Sree Kanya( Rs.1000) and Hotel Supreme Vizag(Rs.1000) are some of the popular hotels of Vizag.
Telugu is the predominant language of Visakhapatnam.
Events in Visakapatnam
Chandanotsavam (March and April), I. S. K. O. N. Utsav, Lumbini Festival(2nd Friday in the month of December ), Navy Day, Visakha Utsav (December) are some of the popular festivals of the city that attracts myriads of domestic and international tourists.
Places to See in Visakapatnam
Rushikonda Beach is about 6 kilometre from the main city and is a popular evening spot. Bhimili-Visakhapatnam Beach Road, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami devasthanam at Simhachalam and Kailasagiri are some of the other well-known tourist destinations of Vizag.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam Airport has daily flights to national and international destinations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, Singapore to name a few.
The Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station is the main railway junction of the city. Duvvada railway station is another station that is located at the vicinity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
Some of the popular bus operators that offer good experience for passengers travelling to Kesineni Tours and Travels, Sri Gayatri Travels, Ushodaya Tours and Travels to name a few.