Kodai Road, previously known as Kodaikanal road is a railway station. It is a significant railway junction in Tamil Nadu. Dindugal is located on its north and Madurai is located to its South. It lies close to a village known as Ammaianayakkanur and is a major junction point to South India’s very famous hill station called Kodaikanal.
Places to Stay
It is best recommended that visitors stay in Kodaikanal which is 45km away. Hotel Raahat Inn (Rs.1200), Hotel Sunrise (Rs.1400), Hotel Gurupriya(Rs.700) and Sunny Dale Villa(Rs.1000) are suitable for travellers with a budget of Rs 1500.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Tamil and English are the local languages spoken in Kodai Road.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit around are Mariammman temple, Talakkuthu Falls, Pagavathiamman Temple, Silver Cascade Falls and Kumbakarai Falls all within 15-40km.
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is the closest airport near Kodai Road. It is located about 85km away from the city. This airport undertakes domestic operations.
Kodai Road is a major railway Junction within 0.1km which has daily trains to Chennai, Madurai and Egmore.
Dindugal Bus stand is loated 21km away which has local government buses plying. Madurai Bus station is a major junction 34km away where TNSRTC bus operators offer quality service along with other private bus operators such as SRM Travels. You can book bus tickets online from Ticketgoose.com, one of the leading bus booking portals.
Anantapur is located in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. Also, known for receiving the second least rainfall in the country, after Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, it is a part of the Rayalaseema region of the state. It is well known for its sports facilities with stadiums available for cricket as well as tennis in the form of the Anantapuram Sports Village.
Budget Hotels in Anantapur
There are good budget hotels in Anantapur. Some of these are the Hotel Sapthagiri (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Amravathi (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Swagath (Tariff – Rs. 400). All the three are located close to the Anantapur railway station.
Telugu is the official language. Other major languages spoken in this area are; English, Kannada and Urdu.
Events in Anantapur
The Kotappakonda Temple Fair, held on the day of Mahashivratri, Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam held for five days during Mahashivratri and the Durgamma Festival where the buffalos are worshipped are some of the major events celebrated in Anantapur.
Places to See in Anantapur
Places like Pennahobhilam (30km), Dharmavaram (20 km) and Cheruvu Katta (7km) are some of the places known for their historical significance.
How to Get There
The closest international airport to Anantapur is the airport at Bengaluru which is at a distance of 190 km. The closest domestic airport is Puttaparthi (70 km).
Anantapur has its own railway station whish is located in the city centre and is well connected on the south central railway.
Veera Travels and Kallada Travels are some of the operators plying buses to Anantapur and they also offer discounted bus tickets. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.