Balabadrapuram is a small village located in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated in East Godavari district, around 35km away from the district headquarters of Kakinada.
Places to Stay
Chalamaya Residence Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500) located in Peddapuram, about 14 km away, is the closest option for budget hotels. Nearby Kakinada, (35 km) has numerous hotels. Some of them are Paradigm Sarovar Portico (Tariff – Rs. 1000), RL Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Jaya Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Venky Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Balabadrapuram is Telugu.
Makara Sankrathi, the harvest festival, is the most popular festival in this region.
Places of Interest
Konaseema, located 36 km away, is a popular tourist spot. It is a place of great scenic beauty with its mangroves and delta areas. Rajahmundry, located 27 km away, is another destination that is worth visiting. The Havelock Bridge, Kotilingalu Shiv Temple, ISKCON Temple and Godavari Bund are all worth visiting.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Balabadrapuram is the Rajahmundry airport, located 29 km away.
The nearest major railway station is Rajahmundry Railway Station, 40 km away. There are daily trains from here to major cities in the region like Hyderabad, Vizag and Chennai amongst others.
Kesineni Travels, Sree Kalaswari Travels, Dhanunjaya Travels, Orange Travels and SVR Travels are reliable private operators who operate buses from Kakinada, located 35km away. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.