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.
The second biggest town in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh Hindupur was named after one of its early rules, Murari Rao’s afther. The town is the border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The River Penner flows along the town of Hindupur. The town is reasonably close to Bangalore.
Places to Stay
Travellers visiting Hindupur can choose to stay at places like Ajantha Deluxe Lodge, Bharath Hotel an and Hindupur Tourist Lodge that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards
Other than the temple and church festivals all festivals are celebrated in Hindupur.
Telugu, Urdu, Kannada are spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Chinna Market Circle is a busy thoroughfare. The Cholasamudram Chowdeshwari Temple is near Hindupur (8kms); the world's largest monoloithic Nandi is located at the nearby village Lepakshi (13kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hindupur is the Bangalore International Airport (80kms)
The Hindupur railway station falls under the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways
APSRTC and KSTRTC run regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like SN Motors, SVMS and CPC , NEW DIWAKAR, and Al Madeena And SBRS Volvo run regular buses to and from the junction. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com.