Peddapuram is a municipal town in the east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 21 kms towards north from the district head quarters Kakinada and 455 kms from the state capital Hyderabad towards west. Peddapuram is the capital town for Peddapuram Mandal, the largest industrial park. This town is known for its historical, cultural and social heritage. Peddapuram is also famous for its silk sarees.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in Kakinada. Some of them are Balaji Grand (Tariff - Rs.900), Udupi Radhakrishna (Tariff - Rs.600) and Hotel Jaya Residency (Tariff - Rs.1900).
The official language is Telugu.
Peddapuram has a popular temple for the deity called Maridamma (less than 1 kms from bus stand). There is a Jatara (carnival) held annually for the goddess Maridamma, which lasts for a month in Ashada Masam of Telugu calendar. The town is very famous for its weekly Market, locally called Peddapuram Santha, held every Sunday.
Places to Visit
Places of interest in Peddapuram include The Hindu Temple of Maridamma Talli (less than 1 kms from bus stand), Pandava Caves at Pandavula Metta (2.5 kms from bus stand), Surya Narayana Swami Temple at Pandavula Metta (2.5 kms from bus stand), Lord Shiva, Lord Venkateswara and Ayyappa Swamy Temples, Pancharama Shri Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy temple is situated in Samalkot (7 kms from bus stand) and Janab Madina Pascha Owlia Darga. There is an Agricultural Research Station (2 kms from bus stand) which does research on Tapioca and Ragi.
How to Get There
The Rajahmundry Airport (41 kms) is the closes to Peddapuram.
The closest major railway station is the Rajahmundry railway station ( 48 kms)
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Peddapuram include Sree Kaleswari Travels and Sindhu Travels and Dhanunjaya Travels. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.
The sixth most populous city of Andhra Pradesh, Nellore happens to be one of the fastest developing cities too. It is here that one will find a rich landscape of temples, handmade gold jewellery, mica and agro products such as rice and lemon. The word Nellore finds its roots in a combination of words, ‘Nelli’ meaning Paddy and ‘Ooru’ meaning Village. Nellore is very popular for snacks, beaches and movies. It has schools, colleges and a full-fledged University, Vikrama Simhapuri University.
Budget Hotels in Nellore
There are good budget hotels in Nellore. Some of them are Hotel Kamakshi (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000), Hotel Anurag (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000), and Hotel Swathi (Tariff – upto Rs. 1000).
The official language of Nellore is Telugu. The other languages spoken here are Urdu and Tamil.
Events in Nellore
The important events of Nellore are Pongal held in mid-January and Ganesh Chaturthi held in August/September every year.
Places to See in Nellore
There are several places of tourist attraction in Nellore. Some of the places include Barashahid Dargah (5 km), Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tai Temple (12 km), Narasimha Konda (15 km), Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary (20 km) and Lord Siva.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Nellore is in Tirupati which is approximately 130 km away.
Nellore Railway Station is approximately 4 km away from the city.
Travellers can reach Nellore from cities such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Rajahamundry amongst others. Kesineni Travels and Meghana Travels are good examples of bus operators providing links to Nellore. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.