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.
The city of Jaggampeta is located in Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarter is about 439 km away from Hyderabad, the capital city. As it is a part of Eastern Ghats regions, one can explore the beautiful hills and lush green fields in the outskirts of the city. It is not very far from popular tourist places like Kakinada (35 km) and Rajahmundry (37 km).
Places to Stay
Jaggampeta does not have good options when it comes to accommodation. However, there are plenty of hotels in Kakinada like Udupi Radhakrishna (Tariff-Rs.600), Hotel Udupi Venus (Tariff-Rs.500) and Hotel Udupi Durga Lodge (Tariff-Rs.600).
Telugu is the official language of Jaggampeta.
Major festivals of this region are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Muharram (November), Ugadi (April), Krishastami (August) and Diwali (October-November).
Places of Interest
There are no major attractions in Jaggampeta. But Kakinada (35 km) has several places that are worth visiting like Pithapuram (21 km), Draksharam, Bhavanaranya Swamy Temple and Coringa Sanctuary. Kotilingeswara Temple (15.8 km), Alcot Garden (10 km) and Papi hills (12 km) in Rajahmundry also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (26 km), which connects Jaggampeta with other cities.
Gudaparti Railway Station based at a distance of 19km is the nearest from the village.
Both state buses and private buses are active in this area. Meghana Travels, SVR Tours and Travels, Reddy Express and Gowthami Travels are some private operators plying between Jaggampeta and other regions.