Lakkavaram, a village in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district, is surrounded by a rugged terrain and numerous lakes. The Gundlakamma Reservoir is located near this village. There are lush green fields that welcome you as you pass through this village. Some of the nearby cities include Ongole, Vinukonda, Markapur and Kandukur.
Places to Stay
Lakkavaram does not have any hotel facilities. Those travelling to Lakkavaram can book hotels in Markapur, which is 76 km away from Lakkavaram. One such comfortable budget hotel is Haritha Dornala Highway Resort (Tariff – Rs.427).
The official language spoken in Lakkavaram is Telugu.
The most celebrated festivals in Lakkavaram are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Varalakshmi Vratam in August, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest in and around Lakkavaram. These attractions are Ramathertam Sagar (9 km), Gundlakamma Reservoir (37 km), Addanki (29 km), Ramateerdam Kondalu (8 km) and Gonugunta (25 km) away from Lakkavaram.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport, being 166 km away from Lakkavaram.
There is no railway station in Lakkavaram. Vinukonda Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 48 km away from Lakkavaram.
Lakkavaram is frequented by state-run and private buses that connect the village to nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Anjana Travels, Sindhu Travels and Sai Venkataramana Travels run Volvo A/C buses daily from Hyderabad to Lakkavaram. Booking bus tickets through Ticketgoose is the easiest mode to buy your tickets.
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.