A village situated on the banks of the Pampa River in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Annavaram has recently become a much revered place of pilgrimage. The people of this village believe that the land belongs to the two presiding deities, Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami Temple and Goddess Anantalaxmi Satyavathi Ammavaru. The shrine, which is situated on top of the Ratnagiri hills, is considered as second in auspicious after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. National Highway NH 5 passes through Annavaram.
Places to Stay
Abhay Hotels & Resorts, (Tariff-Rs. 1300), Hotel Sneha Residency and Ratnagiri Resorts in Annavaram offer affordable accommodation.
The temple has festivals throughout the year. Kalyanam (May), Devi Navratri (September), the Swayamvara Vardhanti of Sraavana Suddha Ekadashi Day, Srirama Kalyana, Kanakadurga Yatra, Prabha Utsavam, Teppa Utsavam and Jalatoranam are some of the most popular events.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Other than the Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami Temple, which is in the heart of the village, tourists can also visit the Pampa reservoir at Annavaram (2kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (80kms).
Annavaram has its own Railway Station.
Annavaram Bus Stand in the village runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SVR Tours & Travels, SRS Travels and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.
Annur is known to be a suburb of Coimbatore. It is surrounded between Coimbatore city and Sathyamangalam on national highway NH 209. Annur is bordered by Sarcarsamakulam Taluk , Karamadai Taluk , Avanashi Taluk and Periyanayakkanpalayam Taluk.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Annur.Some of them are Sree Murugan Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Sri Maha Ganabathy Cattynadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), RedFort Resorts (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sky Lite Hotels (Tariff – Rs. Hotel Garuda 1000).
The official language Annur is Tamil .
The Important Festivals of Annur is Pangunith Thirivuzha (March). Chariot Festival is also celebrated in the month of Aadi (July-Aug)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Annur. Some of the places include Maneeshawara swami temple ( 1kms from Annur) , Dharmar Kovil (2 kms from Annur), Ukirathu Amman Temple ( 2.6kms from Annur), Vinayagar Temple( 3kms from Annur), Ayyappan Temple( 3kms from Annur) and Pattaalamman Temple (2kms from Annur)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Annur is Tiruchirappalli. It is located about 90kms away from the town.
There is no railway junction in this town. The closest railway station to Annur is Coimbatore Jn Rail Way Station.
There are regular buses from Annur ply to destinations like Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Nagapattinam, Tiruchirappalli, Erode, Tirupur, Bangalore and Chennai . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Joy Travels, Shama Sardar Travels and National Travels. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India