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.
Nellore is a city in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh which is located on the banks of the Penna River. It is the sixth most populous city
Budget Hotels in Nellore
Being the most populous city, there is plenty number of hotels that will satisfy the different needs of the visitors. Some of the budget hotels here are Season Inn, Hotel Athidi Grand, Hotel Rama Royal and much more.
Telugu is the official language of Nellore.
Events in Nellore
Pongal, Ugadi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Makara
Places to See in Nellore
Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jonnawada, Narasimhakonda, Somasila Dam, Kandaleru Dam, Udayagiri Fort, Krishnapatnam, Sriharikota, Mypadu Beach and Kotha Koduru Beach are the famous tourist spots in this region.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport to Nellore which is at a distance of 102 km.
There is a railway station in Nellore that connects major cities of India.
Visitors can opt bus at any place to reach Nellore. Book your bus tickets online at ticketgoose.com.