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.
Thuvarankurichi, also known as Tovarankurichchi, is a sparsely populated hamlet based in Tamil Nadu state of India. Some of the neighbouring villages of Thuvarankurichi include Puthanatham, and Marungapuri. Dindigul, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli are the nearby cities that are close to Thuvarankurichi.
Places to Stay
Thuvarankurichi is a small village and offers mostly home stays and lodges to the visitors. Marungaapuri which is 7 km north of Thuvarankurichi has some good budget hotels. Some of them include Sangam Hotel(Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Meenakshi (Tariff – Rs. 1500) and Jayant Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official spoken language of Thuvarankurichi is Tamil.
Some of the festivals and events that are celebrated in Thuvarankurichi include Pongal (January) and Vinayaka Chaturthi (September).
Places of Interest
Some of the places around Thuvarankurichi that attract tourists include Tiruchirapalli (55 km), Madurai (180 km) and Thanjur (121 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thuvarankurichi is the Civil Airport at Tiruchirapalli. It is located about 64 km away from Nachandupatti.
Thuvarankurichi town does not have its own railway station. The nearest one is at Marungapuri which is approximately 7 km away from the village.
There are daily bus services to, Madurai, Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Thanjur from Thuvarankurichi. Some of the bus operators that offer good service to passengers include Joy Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM Travels. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.