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.
A small city in Erode district of Tamil Nadu,Sathyamangalam lies on the banks of Bhavani River, a tributary of the Cauvery in the foothills of the Western Ghats. Situated on the southern side of the Western Ghats, Sathyamangalam is about 65kms from Erode and 70kms from Coimbatore.The Coimbatore-Bangalore National Highway (NH 209) passes through this town. Sathyamangalam lies close to the border of the adjoining Karnataka State.
Budget Hotels in Sathyamangalam
There are many hotels in Sathyamangalam. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atBull and Bush Resort (Tariff Rs.500-1000), Pleasant Holiday County Resort (Tariff Rs.1000 onwards) and PV Lodge (Tariff Rs.400)
Events in Sathyamangalam
Annual festivals likePongal, Dussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Sathyamangalam
Bhavanisagar Dam (17kms), Sathyamangalam Forest (25kms) and Bannari Amman Temple (12kms) are places to visit near this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
The nearest railway station is at Erode
Sathyamangalam bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Roadlink India Travels, SPS Travels, KPN Travels and ABT X Travelsrun regular buses to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.