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.
A city and a municipality in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, Tadipatri/Tadpatri, which was also known Bhaskara Kshetra is famous for its purity of gold. To the south of the city lies a thick forest of palm trees. It is believed that the city got its name from Tatipatri which means garden of palm trees. The World famous Belum caves are located about 20kms from Tadpatri.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find affordable accommodation in Tadipatri. Hotel Annapurna Lodge, Hotel Narasimhulu and and Hotel Sri Gurudatta offer rooms from Rs.500-1000 onwards.
The annual temple festivals are popular in the city.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The two very famous temples Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple and Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple are well within 0.5-1km of the city bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Puttaparthi Airport (86.65Kms).
Tadipatri Railway Station connects the city to neighbouring places.
TadipatriAPSRTC Bus Depot runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Diwakar Travels and Veera Travels run regular buses to and from the town. There are a number of bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from where you will get good offers and discounts while booking your tickets.