Medarametla, a village in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district, is an agricultural and cattle rearing region. This area is 104 km away from its district headquarters, Prakasam, and 294 km away from its capital city, Hyderabad. Some of its nearby cities include Chirala, Ongole, Vinukonda and Chilakaluripet. National Highway 45 runs through this region.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Medarametla. Ongole, which is 26 km away from this area, provides good budget hotels. Some of these are Mohan Lodge A/C Deluxe (Tariff – Rs.545), Hotel Narayana Palace (Tariff – Rs.897), Annapurna Palace Lodge (Tariff – Rs.876) and Hanuman Lodge (Tariff – Rs.210).
The official language spoken in Medarametla is Telugu.
The festivals celebrated here are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Varalakshmi Vratam in August, Dussehra in September and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist attractions around Medarametla. They include Gundlakamma Reservoir (10 km), Ongole (26 km), Dhenuvakonda Lake (26 km), Naguluppalapadu (19 km) and Gundayapalem 34 km away from Medarametla.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport, as it is 139 km away from this village.
There is no railway station in Medarametla. The nearest railway station, Raparla Halt Railway Station, is 27 km away.
This village is connected through state-run and private buses from nearby cities. There are daily trips by private bus operators such as Sri Krishna Travels, Sapthagiri Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and KMBT Travels from Hyderabad to Medarametla. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.
A city and a Municipal Corporation in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, Ongole is famous for the Ongole breed of oxen, which is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the world. The Ongole breed is sent across the globe and even an island in Malaysia is named after the oxen. The city houses many temples that date back to the 17th century. Agriculture is the primary industry and Ongole is one of the major tobacco trading centres in Andhra Pradesh.
Budget Hotels in Ongole
There are many hotels in Ongole. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sarovar, Ramya Residency, Hotel Central Park and Apsara Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
Telugu is the Local Language.
Events in Ongole
All annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Ongole bull rock-pulling competitions are conducted as a part of traditional festival celebrations at some villages near the city.
Places to See in Ongole
The Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami Temple , Kaasi Visweswara Swami temple, Chenna Keswva Swami Temple, Veeranjaneya Swami temple, J.M.B.Church and Jamia Masjid are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Vijayawada.
Ongole has its own Railway Station.
Ongole APSRTC Bus Stop provides regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Meghana Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Varma Travels and Rukmini Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.