Podili, previously called Prudhulapuri, is a municipal town and mandal in Prakasam district in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is 50 km away from Ongole and 322 km away from the State capital of Hyderabad. Podili has 56 Villages and 19 Panchayats. As per 2001 Census the total population of Podili was 57424 out of which Males formed 29311 and Females formed 28113. Podili has several schools, colleges and banks. Rail and road are the best ways to reach here.
Places to Stay
Podili is a small village and hence does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Few budget hotels such as Apsara Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400 to Rs. 800), Sip & Dip Beach Resort (Tariff - Rs. 545) are located in the nearby Prakasam district.
The official languageof Podili is Telugu.
Some of the major local festivals of Podili include Sankranthi (January), Mahasivaratri (February/March), Ugadi (March), Navaratri (October), Vijaya Dasmi (October), Christmas (December).
Places of Interest
Prakasam (24.5 km away), Donakonda (29 km away), Kanigiri (30 km away)are some famoustourist spots situated nearPodili
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport (151 km away) is the nearest airport to Podili.
Podili has no railhead. The nearest railway stations to Podili are Donakonda (29 km away), Gajjelakonda (30 km away) and Ongole (50 km away).
Podili has a bus depot and is well connected to places such as Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati. Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Kesineni Travels, Meghana Travels are few good bus operators connecting to Podili at affordable bus tariffs. Choose as per your budget from multiple bus types and bus operators. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.