Gollalakoderu is a small town in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It comes within the coastal Andhra region of the state and is a part of the West Godavari district. The Bay of Bengal coast is just 24 km away. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhimavaram at a distance of 5 km south. Thus, it can be considered to be a suburb of the city.
Places to Stay
Rajahmundry (73 km) has more budget hotels in the region. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vaishnavi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sangam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Sai Priya Residency (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
Bhimavaram as a city is well known for its Gunupudi Someswara temple, also known as Somarama. Other places worth visiting are in Rajahmundry, including the Gowthami Ghat, Godavari Bund, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum, a boat ride on the river Godavari and others. In Eluru, places worth a visit are the Dwarka Tirumala and the CSI Church besides other temples and places of worship.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport at a distance of 84 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Bhimavaram Town Railway Station, located at a distance of 5 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Bhimavaram. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.