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.
Porumamilla is an agriculture-based town in the YSR district of Andhra Pradesh. The place gets its name from the Mahabharata era when a massive war took place between Bheema and Bhakasura. The word ‘war’ in Telugu is ‘poru’. Hence the name Porumamilla was coined. Porumamilla is famous for its sona masoori rice called ‘sanna biyyam’ in the local language. Brick making is a popular industry here. Porumamilla has a large number of schools, colleges, hospitals and temples. Road is the most convenient way to reach Porumamilla.
Places to Stay
There are local homestays available at Porumamilla.
The official language of Porumamilla is Telugu. An alternative spoken language is Urdu.
Maha Shivarathri (February), Dussehra (October), Moharram (November) and Christmas (December) are the major festivals that are celebrated in Porumamilla every year.
Places of Interest
Cuddapah, Nellore, Kurnool, Puttaparthi and Srisailam are some good tourist destinations located close to Porumamilla.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport (183 km away) is the nearest airport to Porumamilla.
Giddalur Railway Station (46 km away) is the nearest railway station to Porumamilla.
The nearby town Cuddapah is well-connected by road. Badvel Bus Stop (30 km away) is the nearest bus stop to Porumamilla. Meghana Travels, Rukmini Travels, Sri Vinayaka Travel Agencies, Raja Travels Hyderabad are some of the major bus operators that provide good services. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.