A village in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, Kalidindi is closely located to the cities of Vijayawada (79 km) and Bhimavaram (27 km). You can make a day-trip to this village if you are visiting these two cities. It is renowned for its temples. Its capital city, Hyderabad, is 351 km away from here. The best time to visit this place is between November and February.
Places to Stay
Kalidindi has a couple of budget hotels. Tourists can opt for Manya Guestline (Tariff – Rs.619), Usha Valentine Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 722), Susheel Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 767), and Hotel Sri Pranams International (Tariff – Rs.789).
Telugu is widely spoken in the village.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Apart from the temples within the village, most of the places of interests nearby lie in Singarayapalem (18 km) and Bhimavaram (27 km).
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport, which is located at a distance of 86 km, is the nearest airport from the village.
The major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Vijayawada railway Station, which is 83 km away. However, Pallevada Railway Station (16 km) is the nearest from the village.
Buses ply to and fro Vijayawada, Bhimavaram and Eluru. Some of the top operators plying on this route are Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sindhu Travels, Meghana Travels. State transport buses are also available.
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.