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.
Erode which is situated about 400 kms away from Chennai is a district that is best known for Turmeric and Handloom industries. It is located on the banks of the popular rivers Bhavani and Cavery. This place has developed into a textile valley for its bulk production of handloom and readymade garments. The Erode district in Erode is considered to be the most industrialized area, and is located in the western region of Tamil Nadu. Towels and Dhotis from this district are in huge demand across the country. Apart from loom industry, this place is also known to be important turmeric centre as there being produced here.
Places to Stay
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Erode. Some of them are Grand International (Tariff – Rs650), Hotel Royal Park ( (Tariff – Rs.750), Hotel Oasis Grand (Tariff – Rs 1000) and Hotel Vignesh (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Erode is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
The important festival in Erode is the Arulmigu Periya Mariamman Temple Festival, which is conducted for almost 20 days. The other biggest festival in the district is Erode Periya Mariamman festival, where in this festival many kinds of cultural programs are conducted for people.
Place to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Erode. Some of the places include Thindal Murugan Temple (7 km from Central bus stand), Vellode Bird Sanctuary (15kms from bus stand), Kodiveri Dam kms (65 kms from Erode)
How to Get There
Coimbatore International Airport is the only nearest International Airport in the district. The airport is located about 90 kms from Erode.
Erode Junction Railway Station is aptly located near Bull fight circle. This railway line is said to be the most important junction since this connects to all the major states and regions of Tamil Nadu.
Erode is well connected by road. The district has bus station called the Central Bus Terminus, which is located at Swastik Circle. There are buses to different states of Southern region. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include A1Travels, Poornima Travels and SVL Travels. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.