Martur or Maruturu is a village and a mandal in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Martur is surrounded by Ballikurava mandal towards west, Yddana Pudi mandal towards east, Chilakaluripet mandal towards north, Janakavaram Ponguluru mandal towards south. It is located 62 kms towards north from district head quarters Ongole and 271 kms from state capital Hyderabad towards west.
Places to Stay
Nearest hotels are available in Ongole. Somme of the good hotels are Ramya Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1200), Mourya Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000) and Central Park Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 2099).
The official language of Martur is Telugu.
The famous festival in Martur is the Vinayaka festival.
Places to Visit
Nearby tourist destinations are Guntur (55 kms), Amaravathi (79 kms) and Vijayawada (91 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Maruteru is the Vijayawada Airport (107 kms).
Guntur Junction railway station (57 kms) is closest major railway station to Martur.
Valaparla APSRTC bus station, Chilakaluripeta APSRTC bus station, and Muppavaram APSRTC bus station are the nearby by bus stations to Martur APSRTC runs Number of buses from major cities to here. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include V.V.Vinayaka Travels, Morning Star Travels, KMBT Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sapthagiri Travels and Sri Krishna Travels. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.
Anakapalli town is part of the Greater Visakhapatnam in the coastal district of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. The town is famous for its jaggery and ranks second in the country in terms of imports and exports. Other than being an important business centre, the town is also home to many Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian places of worship.
Places to Stay
For options, one will have to consider Visakhapatnam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth a try are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 950), Dwaraka Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) Morya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sonar Bangla Bengali Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. English is also understood.
The major events of the city are Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Some of the places of interest in the area are Sri Sri Nookambika Temple, the Andhra Baptist Church and the ruins of a Buddhist temple known as Bojjannakonda. Many other old Buddhist temples can be found in the area too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam Airport at a meager distance of 26 km.
The closest railway stations are the Anakapalle Railway Station, Kasimkota Railway Station and the Thadi Railway Station. Vishakapatnam Railway Junction is the major railway station at a distance of 33 km from Anakapalle.
Both state-run as well as private bus operators operate in the area. Private operators include HKB Tours and Travels and Kesineni Travels. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons