The city of Chilakaluripet is situated in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 259 km from its capital city, Hyderabad, and Guntur, its district headquarters, is based at a distance of 41 km. It is a good base to explore its nearby places like Amravathi (64 km), Vijayawada (77 km) and Nagarjunakonda (85 km).
Budget Hotels in Chilakaluripet
It would be preferable to stay in Guntur and travel to Chilakaluripet. There are a wide range of hotels one can choose from ranging from a costly to a low budget hotel like Hotel Vijay, Sindoori Hotel, Hotel Nakshtra etc.
Telugu is the official language of this area.
Events in Chilakaluripet
Sri Ramanavami held in October is the major festival of this region. Some of the other festivals celebrated in this city are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ugadi (April), Maha Shivratri (February) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Chilakaluripet
Uppalapadu Nature Conservation is located 20 miles from the town. Endangered bird species and other species of animals and birds are there in this forest. This place is a must visit for all the tourists visiting Guntur. Amaravathi, Bhattiprolu, Chebrolu located at Guntur Rural/District is famous for Ancient Relics and historical monuments. Downtown located at the heart of Guntur city has a number of parks, city-centers, Theme Parks in this area. This place is frequented by youngsters and also by people of all age groups.
How to Get There
The closest international airport is the Hyderabad international airport located just at a distance of 266 km from here. It is just at a 5 to 6 hours drive from this town.
It is well connected by trains to all the major places and also to all the metropolitan cities. Trains run on a regular basis from these places to all the major places.
Guntur is the headquarters of the State Road Transport Corporation and there are buses plying to and from Guntur to all the major places. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.
Yemmiganur, also called Emmiganur, is a developing city in Andhra Pradesh and is a mandal headquarters and municipal headquarters of the Kurnool District. Yemmiganur was part of Vijayanagar from the 14thforeign countries. It is also famous for its weavers. Yemmiganur is a growing educational hub with many schools coming up in the area.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Yemmiganur, nearby Adoni has a number of good budget hotels. These include Hotel Srinvasa Bhavan (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000), International Lodge (Tariff- Rs. 500-1000), and Rajshri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official languages of Yemmiganur are Telugu and Kannada.
Some of the important festivals of Yemmiganur are Hanuman Jayanthi, Teru Bazaar- a car festival in January, and Peerla Pandaga Yugadi (Dashera) which is the first day of the Telugu Calendar.
Places of Interest
Yemmiganur has a number of places of religious interest such as the Sufi Saint Khwaya Sayed Darga which is 5 km away from Kurnool and the BIG MG Jerusalem Church. There is also the Santha ‘Sunday Market’-a local cattle market.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Yemmiganur is in Bellary (60 km), Karnataka.
The nearest major railway station to Yemmiganur is in Adoni (30 km).
There are daily bus services to Vijayawada, Guntur, and other places in Andhra Pradesh. The best bus operator that offers good experience to passengers is Diwakar Travels. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.