Situated at an elevation of 458 metres, in the Rayalaseema region is the town called Pileru. With 169 villages and 15 panchayats, Pileru is situated exactly in the midpoint of neighbouring states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Pileru prides itself on its groundnut production and is regarded as one of the fastest growing towns within the Chittoor district. Chittoor, Tirupati, Horsley Hills, and Vellore are the major surrounding destinations near Pileru.
Budget Hotels in Pileru
There are not many options to choose from in Pileru. Among the limited accommodation options, some of the hotels here include Towers Hotel and Bans Hotel.
Both Telugu and Urdu are widely spoken languages in Pileru.
Events in Pileru
Ugadu, Eid, and Diwali are among the festivals celebrated in Pileru.
Places to See in Pileru
There are numerous worthy destinations to explore both within and beyond Pileru. Chittoor, Tirupati, Horsley Hills, and Vellore are good day trip options from Pileru.
How to Get There
The nearest airport facility is in Renigunta near Tirupati, which is located approximately 65 km away from Pileru.
Pileru has its own railway station which has regular train services to major cities such as Chennai, Tirupati, and Bangalore amongst others.
Pileru has a bus stand of its own. Besides state run operators, private operators such as Sri Balaji Travels, JBT Travels and Kesineni Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.
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.