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.
Chatrai is a town that is located in the Chatrai mandal of the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for the ancient temple of Sivalayam. Nuzvid, Arugolanu Peta, Eluru, Janardhanavaram, Vijayawada and Chanubanda are some of the cities and villages that lie near Chatrai. It is bound by the mandals of Vissannapet, Lingapalem , Chintalapudi and Reddigudem. It lies on the border of the Krishna and the western- Godavari districts.
Places to Stay
Chatrai has plenty of budget-friendly hotels for its visitors. Some of them include Hotel Dwaraka Paradise (Tariff - Rs. 1000), Grand Krishna Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Surabi International Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000.)
Telugu is the official language that is spoken in Chatrai. English and Hindi are also spoken here.
The Sivalayam Tirunala festival is one of the most popular in the region and is held in the region of Chatrai during the month of May.
Places of Interest
The tourist attractions that lie nearby are Vijayawada (65 km), Amaravathi (78 km), Bhadrachalam (84 km), Khammam (90 km), Papi Kondalu (97 km), Nuzvid (24 km), Hanuman Junction (46 km) and Eluru (46 km.)
How to Get There
The Vijayawada airport is the nearest to Chatrai and is located 57 km away.
The Vatlur railway station is the nearest station and is located 42 km from Chatrai.
Chatrai is well-connected to the towns of Nuzvid, Eluru and Vijayawada (that lie nearby.) Many buses run from these cities to Chatrai on a regular basis. Popular bus operators in this region include SVR Tours & Travels, J.K.Travels and KP Travels. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.