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.
Situated in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Srivilliputhur has a 1000-year-old temple. The town has a historical and cultural significance with legacy of its own. The place is also famous for Palkova sweet. Srivilliputhur Andal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and one of the 108 Divya Desams is the most popular tourist spot of Srivilliputhur.
Budget Hotels in Srivilliputhur
There are good budget hotels in Srivilliputhur . Some of them are Ajay Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.550), Hotel Mayakannan (Tariff – Rs.500) and and Hotel Subam (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Srivilliputhur is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Srivilliputhur
Garudasevai festival andAadi Pooram' festival are the two festival s most popular in Srivilliputhur.
Places to See in Srivilliputhur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Srivilliputhur. Some of the places include Andal Renga Mannar Temple (19kms kms from Srivilliputhur), Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple (8kms from Srivilliputhur), City Garden ( 150 kms from Trichy) and Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple ( 70 kms from Srivilliputhur).
How to Get There
The only nearest airport to Srivilliputhur is Madurai International Airport,. It is located abour 74 kms away from Srivilliputhur.
Srivilliputhur railway station is positioned on the rail line from Madurai to Tankasi and Sengottai. All the express trains pass through this station.
Srivilliputhur offers bus services within the town and surburb. There are also many private buses plting to different cities of the country.Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include KPN Travels India Ltd, SKP Travels and Ukm Travel Agency. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.