Mangalagiri is a small town and a Mandal (Subdivision) in Andhra Pradesh and is situated in the Guntur district. The cities nearest to Mangalagiri are Vijayawada (13 km) and Guntur (21 km). It has 17 village panchayats coming under it. It is a part of Vijayawada urban township and is situated on the Vijayawada-Guntur road. Mangalagiri in Telugu means “Holy Hill.” It was once ruled by the Golconda Nawabs and has inscriptions dating from the 16th
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Mangalagiri. These include The Mamata Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Brundavan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bikkavolu is Telugu. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Mangalagiri are Subramanyeswara Swamy Shashti during Margasira Shuddha Shashti Day and the Vinayaka Chaviti which falls on Bhadra Pada Sudda Chaviti.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Mangalagiri. The gopuram of the temple near Garudalvar in 1807-09 and is a testimonial to the sculpture and architecture of the Vishwakarma Sthapathis. It is a sacred place for Lord Vishnu as one of the eight places where He manifested himself. The elephant-shaped hill is called Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mangalagiri is the Vijayawada Airport (15 km).
Mangalagiri is a station on the Guntur-Vijayawada subdivision. Trains to Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Guntur halt here.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, and other places in Andhra Pradesh. The best bus operator that offers good experience for passengers is Morning Star Travels. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.