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.
Yerraguntla is a small hamlet located in Komarolu in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. This village belongs to Andhra region and is located 135 km from Ongole, which operates as district headquarters. Hyderabad lies 293 km away. Some of the nearby villages include Kalapadu, Giddaluru and Seetharamapuram. Markapur, Proddatur and Nandyal are some of the cities close to Yerraguntla.
Places to Stay
Yerraguntla has plenty of budget friendly options for accommodation. Some of the popular ones here include Manasa Restaurant (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Yangamuni Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700). Homestays are also available.
The official language of Yerraguntla is Telugu. English is also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated with enthusiasm in Yerraguntla include Sakranti (January),Vinayaka Chaturthi (September), Diwali (November) and Ugadi (April).
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions around Yerraguntla include Nagayapalli (21 km) and Payasam Palle (11 km).
How to Get There
The Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport to Yerraguntla. It is located about 200 km away from the town.
The nearest railway station to Yerraguntla is the Giddalur Railway station. It is 25km away from the town of Yerraguntla.
Yerraguntla is well connected to nearby cities and villages via road. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Veera Travels, Indu Travels and DiwakarTravels. Make use of the bus ticket coupon when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.