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.
An industrial centre situated near the banks of a tributary of Penna River, Chilamkur is located in the Yerraguntla mandal in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. This town is located 9 km from Yerraguntla, 51 km from Kadapa, and 356 km from Hyderabad. Chilamkur has an ancient Shiva temple which is recognized by the Archeological Department.
Places to Stay
Chilamkur has some basic hotels but there are good budget hotels in nearby Kadapa. Some of them are Haripriya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), and Ashoka Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 300).
The official language of Chilamkuris Telugu.
The important festivals of Chilamkur are the Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dassera.
Places of Interest
Chilamkur has several ancient as well as new temples which are worth visiting. Some of the places nearby include Kadapa (51 km), Ongole (33 km), Kandukur (40 km) and Marripudi (14 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chilamkur is the Tirupati Airport. It is located about 171 km away from the town.
The nearest railway stations to Chilamkur are Kalamalla located 6 km away and Yerraguntla railway station located 9 km away. However Tirupati railway station is the major station near Chilamkur located 171 km away.
There are daily bus services to Vijayawada, Yerraguntla, Proddatur, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa, Veerapanayani Palle, Muddanur, Kalamalla, Thondur, Penikala Padu, Icl Colony, and V Raghavapuram. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Veera Travels, Indu Travels, Diwakar Travels, and Reddy Express. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.