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.
Muramalla is a village in the Polavaram mandal in the east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 38 kms towards south from the district headquarters Kakinada and 467 kms from the state capital Hyderabad. Muramalla is not only famous for its religious importance but also for its picturesque location as the river Godavari flows close to Muramalla.
Places to Stay
Muramalla doesn’t have many staying options regarding except for four rooms. The best option would be to stay in either Amalapuram (23kms) or Kakinada (40 kms). Some of the staying options in Amalapuram are Sridevi Lodge (Tariff- Rs. 500), Hotel Vasishta (Tariff- Rs. 500) and Hotel Vishnu Sri (Tariff - Rs. 500)
The official language is Telugu.
The main event in Muramalla is the Nityakalyanam and the poojas that are performed to the Lord daily at the temple. Kalyanams are also performed to the Lord every night from 7 P.M. The Maha Sivarathri festival is also celebrated in Muramalla in month of February.
Places to Visit
Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is main place of tourist importance.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Muramalla is the Rajmundry airport (92 kms).
Rajamundry railway station (60 kms) is the nearest major railway station to Muramalla.
Muramalla APSRTC bus station, Mummidivaram APSRTC bus station and Yanam APSRTC bus station are the nearby by bus stations to Muramalla. APSRTC runs number of busses from major cities to here. Some of the operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sai Anjana Travels, Orange Tours & Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and Meghana Travels. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.