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.
The sixth most populous city of Andhra Pradesh, Nellore happens to be one of the fastest developing cities too. It is here that one will find a rich landscape of temples, handmade gold jewellery, mica and agro products such as rice and lemon. The word Nellore finds its roots in a combination of words, ‘Nelli’ meaning Paddy and ‘Ooru’ meaning Village. Nellore is very popular for snacks, beaches and movies. It has schools, colleges and a full-fledged University, Vikrama Simhapuri University.
Budget Hotels in Nellore
There are good budget hotels in Nellore. Some of them are Hotel Kamakshi (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000), Hotel Anurag (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000), and Hotel Swathi (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000).
The official language of Nellore is Telugu. The other languages spoken here are Urdu and Tamil.
Events in Nellore
The important events of Nellore are Pongal held in mid-January and Ganesh Chaturthi held in August/September every year.
Places to See in Nellore
There are several places of tourist attraction in Nellore. Some of the places include Barashahid Dargah (5 km), Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tai Temple (12 km), Narasimha Konda (15 km), Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary (20 km) and Lord Siva.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Nellore is in Tirupati which is approximately 130 km away.
Nellore Railway Station is approximately 4 km away from the city.
Travellers can reach Nellore from cities such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Rajahamundry amongst others. Kesineni Travels and Meghana Travels are good examples of bus operators providing links to Nellore. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.