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 small town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh,Palamaner or Palamaneru is located on the National Highway 4 which connects Bangalore and Chennai. The town is surrounded by valleys, hills, waterfalls and forests.The forests in this town have been declared an elephant sanctuary (Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary). An important educational centre, the town is also well-known for its dairy and poultry farming andterracotta art pottery.
Places to Stay
There are not many of hotels in Palamaner. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Nandi in Chittoor that offers room from Rs.500 onwards.
Sankranth,Ugadi Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to Visit
Places to visit near the bus stand includes the Kaigal Water Falls (20kms), KalyanaRevu lake (7kms), KonetiRayalaSwamy Temple (8kms) and VaradarajaSwamy Temple in Kurmai(4 kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tirupati(112kms)
The nearest railway station is at Gudiyattam (39kms)
PalamanerBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Diwakar Travels and Kesineni Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.