Nakkapalli is a small village and a mandal of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. It has 31 villages under it. There is a famous Lord Venkateshwara temple in Upamaka, near Nakkapalli, which is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Nakkapalli is a quaint village in coastal Andhra, and is a beautiful place to visit because of its scenic landscape and greenery.
Places to Stay
Since Nakkapalli is a village, there are not too many options for hotels. However, Visakhapatnam has few good options such as: Anupama Hotel (Tariff – Rs 728), Dinesh Residency (Tariff – Rs 796) and Hotel Balaji Grand (Tariff – Rs 945).
The official language of Nakkapalli is Telugu. Hindi and English are not understood well here.
The important festivals of Nakkapalli are Sankranthi, the harvest festival in January, and Ugadi in March/April.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Nakkapalli. Bojjanakonda Buddhist Stupa (30 km), Sai Baba temple within the village, and Nookalamma temple (20 km) are worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nakkapalli is in Visakhapatnam, with regular flights to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore.
The Nakkapalli Railway Station is small, and not too many trains stop here. However, the Visakhaptnam Railway station, an hour’s drive away, is very well connected.
Nakkapalli Bus Stand has regular buses to Visakhapatnam and other nearby villages. The main bus stand in Visakhapatnam is very well connected to other parts of India and Andhra Pradesh vial local and APSRTC Buses. The popular private service tour operators are Kesineni Travels, SRS Travels, and Dhanunjaya Travels. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.