Porumamilla is an agriculture-based town in the YSR district of Andhra Pradesh. The place gets its name from the Mahabharata era when a massive war took place between Bheema and Bhakasura. The word ‘war’ in Telugu is ‘poru’. Hence the name Porumamilla was coined. Porumamilla is famous for its sona masoori rice called ‘sanna biyyam’ in the local language. Brick making is a popular industry here. Porumamilla has a large number of schools, colleges, hospitals and temples. Road is the most convenient way to reach Porumamilla.
Places to Stay
There are local homestays available at Porumamilla.
The official language of Porumamilla is Telugu. An alternative spoken language is Urdu.
Maha Shivarathri (February), Dussehra (October), Moharram (November) and Christmas (December) are the major festivals that are celebrated in Porumamilla every year.
Places of Interest
Cuddapah, Nellore, Kurnool, Puttaparthi and Srisailam are some good tourist destinations located close to Porumamilla.
How to Get There
Tirupati Airport (183 km away) is the nearest airport to Porumamilla.
Giddalur Railway Station (46 km away) is the nearest railway station to Porumamilla.
The nearby town Cuddapah is well-connected by road. Badvel Bus Stop (30 km away) is the nearest bus stop to Porumamilla. Meghana Travels, Rukmini Travels, Sri Vinayaka Travel Agencies, Raja Travels Hyderabad are some of the major bus operators that provide good services. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.
The city of Chilakaluripet is situated in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 259 km from its capital city, Hyderabad, and Guntur, its district headquarters, is based at a distance of 41 km. It is a good base to explore its nearby places like Amravathi (64 km), Vijayawada (77 km) and Nagarjunakonda (85 km).
Budget Hotels in Chilakaluripet
It would be preferable to stay in Guntur and travel to Chilakaluripet. There are a wide range of hotels one can choose from ranging from a costly to a low budget hotel like Hotel Vijay, Sindoori Hotel, Hotel Nakshtra etc.
Telugu is the official language of this area.
Events in Chilakaluripet
Sri Ramanavami held in October is the major festival of this region. Some of the other festivals celebrated in this city are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ugadi (April), Maha Shivratri (February) and Diwali (November).
Places to See in Chilakaluripet
Uppalapadu Nature Conservation is located 20 miles from the town. Endangered bird species and other species of animals and birds are there in this forest. This place is a must visit for all the tourists visiting Guntur. Amaravathi, Bhattiprolu, Chebrolu located at Guntur Rural/District is famous for Ancient Relics and historical monuments. Downtown located at the heart of Guntur city has a number of parks, city-centers, Theme Parks in this area. This place is frequented by youngsters and also by people of all age groups.
How to Get There
The closest international airport is the Hyderabad international airport located just at a distance of 266 km from here. It is just at a 5 to 6 hours drive from this town.
It is well connected by trains to all the major places and also to all the metropolitan cities. Trains run on a regular basis from these places to all the major places.
Guntur is the headquarters of the State Road Transport Corporation and there are buses plying to and from Guntur to all the major places. Booking bus tickets online from several bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com is very convenient.