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 Nagar Panchayat and mandal headquarter in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh,Mummidivaram is the second largest town in Konaseema. Fondly referred to as the temple town of Balayogi, Mummidivaram is well-known for its paddy, coconut, turmeric, banana and sugarcane fields. Located on NH 214 Mummidiavaram is visited by lakhs of devotees on the day after MahaShivaratri, for the special celebration at the Balayogi temple.
Places to Stay
There are not many good hotels in Mummidivaram. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Basava and Koka Lodge, Satyanarayana Hotel and Surya Residency in Amalapuramthat offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas is celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The ancient Lord Shiva temple and the famous Balayogi Temple and Samadhi are located within a kilometer from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry(70 km).
The nearest railway station is at Kakinada (44 km)
MummidivaramBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Sindhu Travels and Meghana Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.