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.
Kasibugga, better known as Palasa Kasibugga is a twin town situated in the district of Srikakulam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is a hub of cashew processing industries employing more than 15,000 people. These twin towns have a common railway station which though named ‘Palasa’ is actually situated in Kasibugga. The meaning of ‘Kasibugga’ is eternal spring water. Mythology states that the waters of the holy Ganges flow beneath the soil of the place naming it thus. The month of November is the best time to visit Kasibugga.
Places to Stay
Kasibugga has a range of luxury and reasonably priced hotels. Most of these provide tour services. One can also stay at homestays here.
The official language of Palassa Kasibugga is Telugu. The other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
All Hindu religious festivals across the year are celebrated with great fervour. Some of these include Shivratri (festival dedicated to Lord Shiva), Ganesh Utsav (dedicated to Lord Ganesha) and Janmashtami (dedicated to Lord Krishna).
Places of Interest
Palasa is home to three beaches, Thoturu, Ratty and Akkupally, all of which are about 7 km from Palassa. One can visit many Hindu temples on the Thoturu beach. Kasibugga has 11 Hindu temples some of which include the Radar Krishna and Shiva temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kasibugga is the Vishakapatnam Airport, situated at a distance of 151 km.
Palasa Kasibugga is connected to three major railway stations, Palasa (0.3 km from Kasibugga), Naupada Junction (23.73 km from Kasibugga) and Sompeta (29.92 km from Kasibugga).
Kasibugga is well connected via road to all the key towns in Andhra Pradesh. There are daily bus services from across the state that pass through this town. One can choose from a range of bus services which include A/C, Non A/C, Seater and Sleeper Bus services. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.