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.
Porumamilla is an agriculture-based town in the YSR district of Andhra Pradesh. The place gets its name from the Mahabharata era when a massive war took place between Bheema and Bhakasura. The word ‘war’ in Telugu is ‘poru’. Hence the name Porumamilla was coined. Porumamilla is famous for its sona masoori rice called ‘sanna biyyam’ in the local language. Brick making is a popular industry here. Porumamilla has a large number of schools, colleges, hospitals and temples. Road is the most convenient way to reach Porumamilla.
Places to Stay
There are local homestays available at Porumamilla.
The official language of Porumamilla is Telugu. An alternative spoken language is Urdu.
Maha Shivarathri (February), Dussehra (October), Moharram (November) and Christmas (December) are the major festivals that are celebrated in Porumamilla every year.
Places of Interest
Cuddapah, Nellore, Kurnool, Puttaparthi and Srisailam are some good tourist destinations located close to Porumamilla.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport (183 km away) is the nearest airport to Porumamilla.
Giddalur Railway Station (46 km away) is the nearest railway station to Porumamilla.
The nearby town Cuddapah is well-connected by road. Badvel Bus Stop (30 km away) is the nearest bus stop to Porumamilla. Meghana Travels, Rukmini Travels, Sri Vinayaka Travel Agencies, Raja Travels Hyderabad are some of the major bus operators that provide good services. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.