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 city and a mandal in in the middle of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem or (T.P Gudem) is famous for its 'flyover canal' and locally the town fondly as 'Venice of Vijayawada (East)’. A rapibly growing business centre, Tadepalligudem is picturesque as it is surrounded by beautiful fields and canals. The city is well-known for its educational institutes and is the hub of the West Godavari district which is renowned as the 'Annapurna of Andhra Pradesh'. Tadepalligudem is famous for its jaggery, onion, fruits market and rice cultivation.
Places to Stay
Tadepalligudem offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Swarna Palace near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
Other than the annual religious festivals, Dasara (in the month of Oct or Nov) is celebrated here with great fervour.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Dwarakatirumala (Chinna Tirupati) Sri Venkasteswara Swamy Vari Temple, Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Panchayatana Kshetram, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ( Sivalayam beside canal), Veerampalem Shivalayam and the Christ Luthern Church are well-knownplaces of worship within the city. Papikondal, Kolleru Lake and Buddhist Caves, Guntupalle are all located with 30kms of the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (20.5Kms).
Tadepalligudem Railway Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Tadepalligudem Bus Station has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Kesineni Travels, SVR Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.