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.
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.