Anakapalli town is part of the Greater Visakhapatnam in the coastal district of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The town is famous for its jaggery and ranks second in the country in terms of imports and exports. Other than being an important business centre, the town is also home to many Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian places of worship.
Places to Stay
For options, one will have to consider Visakhapatnam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English is also understood.
The major events of the city are Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest in the area are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 26 km.
The closest railway stations are the Anakapalle Railway Station, Kasimkota Railway Station and the Thadi Railway Station. Vishakapatnam Railway Junction is the major railway station at a distance of 33 km from Anakapalle.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons
The city of Eluru lies in the West Godavari district of Karnataka. The state capital, Bangalore, is based at a distance of 719 km. One visiting this city can head to its nearby tourist places like Rajahamundry (99 km) and Guntur (95 km). The best time to visit this place is during the winter season.
Budget Hotels in Eluru
Being an important commercial hub, the area has abundant accommodation facilities. Some of the budget hotels based here are Manya Guestline (Tariff-Rs.500), Hotel Nandini Palace (Tariff-Rs.400) and MRD Palace (Tariff-Rs.400).
Telugu is the official language of this city.
Events in Eluru
The major festivals of this region are Vengi Festival celebrated in the month of February and Gangalamma Jathara held in May.
Places to See in Eluru
Sri Markandeswara Swamy Temple: The bus stand is located about one and half kilometer from this temple. Venkateswara swami temple: This temple is about 2km from the Old Bus Stand. Vidyanagar Sai Baba Temple: This temple can be reached by boarding bus from the Old Bus Stand which is about 4km away.Kolleru Lake, Kollery Bird Santuary and Eluru Ashram are other attractions.
How to Get There
Vijaywada Airport is the nearest airport to Eluru.
Eluru Railway Station is used to commute to and from the city.
Online Bus Booking websites like TicketGoose.com provides information to tourists on the schedule and the availability of thrae buses plying across to Eluru. Using bus ticket booking coupons to book your tickets will help you get discounts for your journey.