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.
Tanaku is an agricultural town situated in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance 59 km from the nearest city of Rajahmundry. The presence of a number of temples and mosques situated here has made this place a famous religious centre that draws many devotees from far and near.
Places to Stay
One can find a good number of budget-friendly hotels for lodging purposes in the nearest accessible city of Rajahmundry. Some of them worth to try are Hotel Jagadeeshwari (Tariff – Rs. 570), Hotel Surya (Tariff – Rs. 664), Hotel Ratna Palace (Tariff – Rs. 713), Akansha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 759), Hotel Ashraya Residency (Tariff – Rs.876) and others.
Telegu is the official language of the region.
The important events celebrated in the region are Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Makar Sankranti in January, Ugadi in March-April, Dussehra in October and many more.
Places of Interest
The nearest tourist destination is Rajahmundry. Some of the important places of tourist interest are the picturesque landscape of Papi Hills, the floriculture and horticulture site of Kadiyapulanka, the Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum, the Markandeya Temple, the magnificient Dowleswaram Barrage.
How to Get There
Rajahumundry Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 75 km from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Rajahumundry Railway Station at a distance of 42 km.
Andhra State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the major bus transport service that operates between the places. Private bus operators such as Kesineni Travels and others also provide bus services across many destinations. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.