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.
A town and a municipality in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Mandapeta is a regional commercial hub and trade centre.The town is famous for its agriculture and dairy farming.Mandapeta is the main business and entertainment centre for the surrounding 50 villages. The town has the largest animal husbandry facility in the country. The population here is largely involved in agriculture and related industries.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mandapeta. Tourists visiting the place can stay Sri VijayaDurga Hotelthat offers rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Ugadi, Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Radham Temple and Swami Ayyappa Temple(5kms) are places to visit in Mandapeta.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (33kms)
The nearest railway station is at Draksharamam (15kms)
Mandapeta Bus Stop runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators SVR Travels, SaiAnjana Travels, KaveriKamakshi Travels, SVR Travels, Kesineni Tours & Travels and Meghana Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.