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.
Muppavaram is a village that comes under Prakasam district, West Godavari zone of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 279 km from the state capital of Hyderabad. Muppavaram also happens to have a postal office. It has a few villages that fall in the proximity of 2-5 km. Out of the total Muppavaram population of 4186, there are 2138 males and 2048 females, with a total of 1031 houses spread over 864 hectares.
Places to Stay
Muppavaram does not have many hotels. However, local home stays are available for the benefit of tourists.
The official language of Muppavaram area is Telugu.
Muppavaram is famous for all types of Hindu festivals such as Pongal (January), Ugadi (April), Dussehra (October) and Deepavali (November).
Places of Interest
Prakasam, 57 km far from Muppavaram, has a good tourist attraction in the Trivikrama Swamy Temple.
How to Get There
There is no air transport facility in Muppavaram.
There is no rail service available in Muppavaram for a distance of 10 km. However, nearby towns such as Ongode offer rail connectivity. From Ongode, one can reach Muppavaram by road. Guntur that happens to be a major railway station, is 73 km far from Muppavaram.
Buses under Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation provide bus connectivity from Muppavaram to nearby cities such as Valaparla and Pangaluru. Muppavaram has its own bus station. By booking bus tickets online you will save yourself a lot of headache.