A small town situated on the banks of the River Krishna in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati is known the world over for Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The town also houses the Buddhist stupa, believed to have been built in pre-Mauryan times during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. Amaravathi town was supposed to have been an important location for Buddhists and the stupa, which was supposedly completed in 200BC, tells the story of Buddha’s life.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Amaravati itself. Places like Swati Lodge offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual temple festivals are celebrated with great zest.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Amareshwara Temple, the 3rd Century BC India's biggest Buddhist Stupa biggest (27 meters in height and 50 meters in diameter) and the Archeological Museum that displays many restored carved sculptures from the region are very with a kilometre of the city centre.
How to Get There
Vijayawada (36kms) is the nearest airport.
The nearest railway station is at Peddakurapadu (19kms).
Amaravati Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Morning Star Travels and Gurukrupa Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.
Kamareddy is a city in the Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is part of the Kamareddy mandal. The cities that are nearest to Kamareddy are Medak (34 km) and Nizamabad (59 km.) Kamareddy comes under the controversial Telangana region. Kamareddy is very accessible by rail and road. Five villages come under Kamareddy’s mandal.
Places to Stay
Kamareddy has a few budget hotel options. Of these Basera Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) is the best because it provides several amenities at reasonable prices.
The official language of Kamareddy is Telugu.
The important festivals of Kamareddy are the Subramanyeswara Swamy Shashti during Margasira Shuddha Shashti day and the Vinayaka Chaviti which falls on Bhadra Pada Sudda Chaviti.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are frequented by tourists in Kamareddy. The Medak Cathedra (34 km away) is considered to be one of the largest and beautiful churches in southern India. There is also a fort that was constructed during the 12th century that is a popular tourist spot.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Kamareddy is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. The airport is located about 136 km away from the town.
Kamareddy has its own station that has trains that connect to other places in the state. However, Secunderabad (114 km) is the closest major junction for those who want to travel beyond.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Amravati, Nagpur and Yavatmal(among others.) The best bus operators in this region are Raja Travels, Saini Travels and Pooja Travels. Now, you can easily log on to www.ticketgoose.com, look up for your favourite operator and book bus ticket online.