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)
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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.