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.
Ramnagara is a small city in the state of Karnataka in India. It is also called ‘Closepet’ and is a municipal council city in Karnataka. Ramnagara is very popular for its world-class granite hills. People travel from all over world to see these granite crops. The ‘gabbar’ scenes from the epic Hindi movie 'Sholay' were shot in Ramnagara.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Ramnagara. Some of them are Hotel Woodland (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Gayatri (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Shri Venkatdhari Vegetarian (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Vision (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Ramnagara is Kannada. Other languages spoken in some parts of the area are English and Telegu.
The important festivals celebrated in Ramnagara are Sri Rama Navami festival and Ramlila celebrated in the month of October.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ramnagara. Some of them are Savandurga (23 km), Bheemeshwari (49 km), Channapatna (14 km), and Magadi (31 km).
How to Get There
There is no airport in Ramnagara city. However, one can reach Ramnagara by getting down at the Bangalore International Airport which is 77 km from Ramnagara City.
Ramnagaram Rail Way Station is the main station here. One can also get down at Ketohalli Rail Way Station (7 km).
There are local buses run by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to Ramnagara city. Ramnagara city is connected via road to major cities like Bangalore, Mandya, or Maddur City. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.