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.
Known to be the commercial city of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is surrounded by two rivers t Krishna river on the east and west and the Budameru River on the north. The city which means victory is known to have the largest junction of South India. The place is important state since it is situated on stretch of the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi rail routes. It is also has a highway 5 and 9 connecting the city. One of the most popular temples in Vijayawada is the Kanaka Durga temple. It is located on the Indrakeeladri hill that overlooks the river Krishna.
Budget Hotels in Vijayawada
There are good budget hotels in Vijayawada,Some of them are Hotel Sai Siddartha (Tariff – Rs.550), Quality Hotel D V Manor (Tariff – Rs.990) and Lotus Green Park (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Vijayawada is Telugu. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Vijayawada
Deccan festival is one of the famous festivals in Vijayawada. It is celebrated for five days in the month of February.
Places to See in Vijayawada
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vijayawada. Some of the places include Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada, Vijayawada (8kms from Vijayawada), Mogalarajapuram Caves (5 kms from Vijayawada), Undavalli Caves (7kms from Vijayawada) and Victoria Museum (20 kms from airport).
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is located about 20 kms away from the heart of city.
Vijaywada railway junction is the most important railway station of Southern railway network.
Vijayawada bus terminus is the biggest in Asia. It stands next Chennai . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sidhi Vinayak Tours N Travels, Barathi Travels amd Abi Tours & Travel. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.