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.
Tada is known as one of the most beautiful tourist destination in India. It is well known for its waterfalls, mesmerizing hills, and flora. Tada attractions a large number of locals to its picnic spots, hiking and trekking trails. Tada is located on the Chennai-Nellore highway on the boundary of Andhra Pradesh. It comes under the district of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
Places to Stay
Few good budget hotels in Tada are: Hotel Leo (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Manasa Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000), President Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Village Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Tada is Telugu. English, Urdu, and Tamil are also spoken here.
Maha Shivratri in February is celebrated with great devotion here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Tada. Some of them are Ponneri (33 km), Pulicat Lake (2 km), and Ubbalamadugu Falls (12 km from Varadaiahpalem).
How to Get There
There is no airport in Tada. Tirupati Airport (59 km) and Chennai Airport (77 km) are the nearby airports.
There are two nearby railway stations: Tada Railway Station and Sullurupeta Railway Station (13 km) from where one can catch a train. Chennai Railway Station is the closest major station.
There are daily APSRTC buses available from Tada to Ponneri, Sullurupeta and Thiruvallur. The nearest bus stand to Tada is Sullurupet Bus Stand (13 km). One can book tickets from private bus service agents like Joy Travels, Hindustanth Travels or KP Travels etc. for a good and comfortable travelling experience. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.