Kaikaluru is also known as Kaikalur. It is a small town in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. It is popular for fishing and is home to Kolleru, one of India's biggest lakes. Kaikaluru is also well-known for its proximity to the village Pulaparru where the biggest Ramalayam temple was built with the donation made by the villagers (up to 1 crore.) Vijayawada is the nearest city to Kaikaluru. The literacy rate here is 66.55%. Students from nearby villages come here to pursue their education.
Places to Stay
Kaikaluru does not have many hotels. However local homestays are available here. Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh provides suitable budget friendly hotels such as the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs. 1025.)
The official language of Kaikaluru is Telugu. Hindi and Urdu are also spoken here.
Dusshera (October) and Diwali (November) are few popular festivals in Kaikaluru. The Golconda Music and Dance Festival, the Premavathi Dance Festival and the Taramati Music Festival take place in Hyderabad.
Places of Interest
The Sri Syamalamba Temple is a famous temple in Kaikaluru that attracts a lot of devotees. The Kolleru lake-cum-wildlife sanctuary is another tourist attraction. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India.
How to Get There
Kaikaluru does not have an airport of its own. The Vijaywada airport (48 km away) is the nearest airport.
The Kaikaluru Railway Station is 2 km from the main city and the Mandavalli Railway Station is 7 km away.
There are many private bus services to Kaikaluru. Some of the major private bus operators plying on the Hyderabad-Kaikaluru route include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sindhu Travels and Meghana Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.
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.