Kancharlavaripalle is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the coastal city of Ongole at a distance of 81 km east of the village. It is a part of the Prakasam district and comes within the Coastal Andhra region. Anyone travelling in or passing by Ongole or Nellore (122 km away) can stop by at the village to get a taste of what a traditional rural life is like.
Places to Stay
The best and the biggest urban hub for putting up in the region is the coastal city of Nellore. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Simhapuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Pavani Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Shivam International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Surya International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The best place in the region to see around is Nellore. Some of the sites worth a visit are the Talpagiri Ranganadhaswamy, Jonnawada, Narasimhakonda, Penchalakona – all are temples. A drive to the coast to enjoy the view of estuaries (30 km away) is another option.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport at a distance of 185 km.
The Nellore Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 122 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village en route to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are available from Ongole as well as Nellore. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of bus booking offers.
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.