An industrial centre situated near the banks of a tributary of Penna River, Chilamkur is located in the Yerraguntla mandal in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. This town is located 9 km from Yerraguntla, 51 km from Kadapa, and 356 km from Hyderabad. Chilamkur has an ancient Shiva temple which is recognized by the Archeological Department.
Places to Stay
Chilamkur has some basic hotels but there are good budget hotels in nearby Kadapa. Some of them are Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), and Ashoka Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300).
The official language of Chilamkuris Telugu.
The important festivals of Chilamkur are the Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dassera.
Places of Interest
Chilamkur has several ancient as well as new temples which are worth visiting. Some of the places nearby include Kadapa (51 km), Ongole (33 km), Kandukur (40 km) and Marripudi (14 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chilamkur is the Tirupati Airport. It is located about 171 km away from the town.
The nearest railway stations to Chilamkur are Kalamalla located 6 km away and Yerraguntla railway station located 9 km away. However Tirupati railway station is the major station near Chilamkur located 171 km away.
There are daily bus services to Vijayawada, Yerraguntla, Proddatur, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa, Veerapanayani Palle, Muddanur, Kalamalla, Thondur, Penikala Padu, Icl Colony, and V Raghavapuram. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Veera Travels, Indu Travels, Diwakar Travels, and Reddy Express. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.
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.