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 financial town in Andhra Pradesh, Palakol is an important commercial centre in the West Godavari district. The town is a major trading centre for the surrounding regions. Palakol, which is a part of National Highway 214, is located closed to Bhimavaram, Eluru, Tanuku and Narsapur. The town is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves. Palakol is also well-known in the surrounding region for its good number of educational institutions.
Budget Hotels in Palakollu
There are many hotels in Palakol. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Sri Gajalakshmi Lodge, Venus Residency, Royal Regency and Sri GajaLakshmi Lodge a/c that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Palakollu
Annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here. The Bhramostavam, in May and Dhanurmasam celebrated in the month of December are grand events in this town.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Palakollu
The Ksheera Rama Lingeswara Swami Temple and the Ashtabhuja Lakshmi Narayana Swami Temple located in the heart of town (50mtrs) are the two main attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry
Palakollu has its own railway station
Palakollu bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Srinivasa Travels, Dhanunjaya Tours and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.