A town and a mandal headquarters in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Kothapeta or Kottapeta is an agricultural town. The agricultural marketing committee in this town is quite prominent, since the majority of the population depends on agriculture. The‘SomavaramSantha’ (weekly market) is held every Monday. There are many temples in this town.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kothapeta. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Sri Brundavan Lodge near the bus stand that offers rooms starting from Rs.400 onwards.
VinayakaChathurthi, Dussehra and Christmas are celebrated here. Sivaratri is celebrated in the well-known PalivelaKoppeswaraSwamy temple.The Sankranthi (PrabhalaTheertham celebrations) in this town is considered the best in the entire Konaseema region. ThallamaThalli festival on Ugadi is very popular here.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Sri SrivalliDavashna Samata Subrhamayanwara Swami Temple in Vadapalem (7kms), PalivelaKoppeswaraSwamy temple near bus stand are places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (49kms).
The nearest railway station is at Kadiyan (25kms)
KothapetaBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Dhanunjaya Travels, SaiAnjana Travels and Sindhu Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
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.