Duttalur is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It comes within the Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore district and is a part of the Coastal Andhra region. The district headquarters of Nellore is located at a distance of 97 km. The state capital, Hyderabad, is situated at a distance of 409 km. The Allagadda and Lankamalla Reserved Forests are also located nearby.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the area is the coastal city of Nellore. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Simhapuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Pavani Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Shivam International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Surya International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is Nellore city. Some of the sites worth a visit are the Talpagiri Ranganadhaswamy, Jonnawada, Narasimhakonda, Penchalakona – all temples among others. A drive to the coast to enjoy the view of the estuaries (31 km away) is worth it.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 285 km.
The Nellore Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 93 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village en route to different cities in the region. Apart from Nellore, buses from Prodattur and Kadapa also pass by this village. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.