The term ‘Kollipara’ has been derived from two words, ‘Kolli’ meaning water and ‘Para’ meaning low lying land. Located in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, Kollipara is a picturesque village with rich vegetation. It also happens to be one of the largest villages in Andhra Pradesh. Also a postal head office, it is the second largest mandal of the state. Kollipara enjoys moderate rainfall and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Tenali, Vijayawada, Mangalagiri, and Ponnur are the cities located nearby Kollipara.
Places to Stay
Kollipara doesn’t have good accommodation options. So it is recommended that tourists opt for hotels in Vijayawada instead. Some of the hotels in Vijayawada are Hotel Raj Towers, Hotel Sripada (Tariff – Rs 800), and Hotel Mamata (Tariff – Rs 900) among others.
The official language of Kollipara is Telugu. English and Tamil are also spoken in this region.
Onam in February and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Kollipara are Mukteswara Swami Temple, Poturaju Gudi, Ankammatalli Temple, Ganganamma Chettu, and Garuda Dwajam among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kollipara is the Vijayawada Airport, which is 29 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Kollipara is the Vijayawada Junction, which is 30 km away.
Kollipara has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Hyderabad and Vijayawada among others. Apart from local run buses, private operators such as Sesha Balaji Travels also ply on this route. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.