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.
Epurupalem is one of the villages located in the Prakasam district of Chirala mandal, Andhra Pradesh. It forms the border for Guntur district and Bapatla. This village is known for the legendary art of entertaining people by narrating mythological stories known as ‘Hari Katha’. A majority of the people here are handloom weavers.
Places to Stay
The nearest accommodation that is available is in Chirala mandal. Some of the hotels are Sai Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Saptagiri Lodge (Tariff Rs. 500–Rs.1200).
Telugu is the official language of Epurupalem. The other language spoken is Hindi.
The local festival of Prakasam district is a one day celebration of 'Chennakesava Swamy Tirunala' organised every year on the day of"Eeruvaka Poornima" which falls in the month of June. Other major Hindu festivals like Diwali are also celebrated here.
Places of Interest
This village is almost on the coast, the sea is only 4 km away from the village. There are many temples located here. Some of them are Ramalayam, Sri Ananta Padmanabha Swamy temple, Shivalayam, Sri Bhavanarushi temple, Poleramma temple, Sri Veeraraghava Swami temple, Chinapandiri Saibaba temple and Anjaneya Swamy temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Hyderabad airport.
Epurupalem railway station has two main tracks, connecting Vijayawada and Chennai.
The bus station in Epurupalem offers regular buses services to several cities like Guntur, Repalle, Vijayawada and Chirala. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.