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.
Kolar is a small city in the state of Karnataka. It is also the district headquarters, and is famous for its gold mines. Kolar is well known as the land of silk, gold, and milk. It is also considered to be the location of the battle between the Chalukyas and Cholas kingdoms. According to the census of 2011, the Kolar Township has a population of 138,553.
Places to stay
Hotel Shri Shanthi Sagar (Tariff- Rs. 1000), and Morritt Farm Holidays (Tariff- Rs.1000) are some of the hotels available here.
Kannada is the local language here in Kolar. Other languages spoken here are Urdu, Tamil, and Teulgu.
Ugadi and Sankranti are the two popular festivals celebrated in Kolar.
Places of Interest
Antharagange(5 km) - a holy stream that flows through the mouth of a bull statue; also known as Shatha Shringa Parvatha Someshwara Temple (43 km)-which is constructed in the beautiful Dravidian architecture, are few note worthy sites here
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kolar is the Hindustan Airport.
The district headquarters has a railway station linking two terminals. One can travel to Bangalore via Bangarpaet from Kolar. Trains are also available for Chikkaballapura via Srinivaspura from Kolar.
There are many bus services that connect Kolar with other major cities in India. Bus operators such as Kesineni Tours and Travels provide daily bus services to Kolar. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.