Mahabubnagar is one of the biggest towns in the district of Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. Mahabubnagar is also known as ‘Palamoor’ or ‘Rukmammapeta’. Mahabubnagar is primarily known for its banyans trees that grow in abundance here. It is located 100 km away from the capital city, Hyderabad. Mahabubnagar is also famous for its Golconda diamonds and also for the Kohinoor diamond which was found here.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Mahabubnagar. Some of them are Geetha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Grand Sindhu (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Avanthi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Ganesh Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Mahabubnagar is Telugu. Other languages spoken here are English and Tamil in some parts of the area.
The important festivals in Mahabubnagar are Shivaratri- celebrated in the month of March, and Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of September-October.
Places of Interest
Few places of interest in Mahabubnagar are Pillalamarri (3 km), Priyadarshini Jurala Dam (60 km), Gadwal Fort (16 km from Erravelli), and Khilla Ghanpur (26 km).
How to Get There
There is no airport at Mahabubnagar. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (70 km) is the nearest major airport.
Mahabubnagar railway station is the only major junction here.
Mahabubnagar is well connected with all the major cities of Andhra Pradesh. There are local buses which ply from Mahabubnagar to different cities like Gulbargah, Kurnool, and Mumbai. Tourists can book bus tickets well in advance from local bus operators or private bus operators like KP Travels or Bhagyashree Travels etc to reach their destination comfortably. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.
A big town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Kadirihouses the ‘ThimmammaMarrimaanu’, the world's biggest banyan tree that is spread over 11 acres of land.The town is well-known in the state for the Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple that is located here. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple throughout the year. Kadiriis also known for the cultivation of jasmine flowers, vermilionand silk.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kadiri. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Jonna Deluxe Lodge,KalyaniHotel, Hotel Al Madina and Hotel Rayalaseemathat offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
The Rathothsavam (Car Festival), at the temple is visited by thousands of people from the state and neighbouring Karnataka.Ramadan /Ramzan and Bakridare also celebrated grandly as the majority of the population in this town are Muslims.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple is located in the centre of town near the bus stand. The other places of interest is the great banyan tree (25kms) and the Sri Yogi Vemana temple at Katarupalle(15kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bangalore (176kms)
Kadirihas its own Railway Station
KadiriBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SL Travels, SLV Travels, Diwakar Travels, Kesineni Travels and Janardhan Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.