Appanapalli is a small village in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. It is not very far from Hyderabad (at a distance of 115 km). The handloom industry of the district has made it a significant place, especially in terms of Bangalore’s silk imports and exports. The Gajula Konda Hill is also located nearby.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in Hyderabad. Some of the budget hotels, which are worth exploring are Tara International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Arihant Regency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Swagath Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of Appanapalli is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Appanapalli is sometimes referred to as the second Tirupati of India due to its significance among Hindu pilgrims. The reason for this prime attraction is the presence of the huge temple complex known as the Bala Balaji Devasthanam.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad at a distance of 101 km.
The Secunderabad Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 124 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. APSRTC-run buses are the most popular here. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.