Markapur is a town situated on the banks of River Gundlakamma in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located on the Thokapalli - Nadayal state highway and happens to be the third largest town in the Prakasam district. Markapur has an abundant pool of slate mines that cater to 80% of India’s demand for slates and slate pencils. An employment resource to numerous workers, the slates produced here are exported to other countries.
Budget Hotels in Markapur
Local homestays are available at Markapur. Some of the hotels that are located at a distance include Sri Bagahavan (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Kasinayana Swamy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Markapur is Telugu. The alternative spoken languages are Urdu and Hindi.
Events in Markapur
One popular event of Markapur is a mela that is held during March/April every year for over 10 days at Lakshmi Chennakesava Swami Temple.
Places to See in Markapur
Cumbam irrigation tank and Sri Lakshmi Chenna Kesava Swamy Temple are some of the well-known tourist attractions in Markapur.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport (172 km away) is the nearest airport to Markapur.
Tarlupadu Railway Station and Markapur Road Railway Station are the two nearest railway stations to Markapur.
Markapur has a major bus station that runs buses connecting to many places such as Hyderabad. Kamakshi Travels, Meghana Travels and Rukmini Travels are the major operators plying between cities like Hyderabad and Markapur. You can book bus tickets online from Ticketgoose.com, one of the leading bus booking portals.