Relangi, a village in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, is situated about 350 km from Hyderabad. The village is well-known for its temples, amongst which the most famous one is that of Goddess Mantalama Talli. An annual village fair is held every year in honour of Sri Mantalama Talli, who is also regarded as the village deity. Relangi’s economy is dependant on its agriculture, of which guava orchards form an integral part.
Places to Stay
A number of hotels and guest houses are available close to Relangi, at Rajahmundry (67 km from Relangi). Some of them include Anand Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1700), River Bay (Tariff – Rs. 1800) and Vaishnavi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Telugu is the official language of Relangi. Hindi and Urdu are also spoken and understood.
While all Indian festivals are celebrated here with much fervour, Relangi is known for its annual Mantalama Talli fair, which is organised in the honour of the village Goddess. Ugadi, the Telugu New Year (April/May) and Sankranti (January), the harvest festival, are other important days of celebration.
Places of Interest
There a several beautiful and interesting places to visit in and around Relangi. The Mantalama -Devi Temple is a must-see. Other temples here are Subramanya Swamy Temple, Dhanadhanya Lakshmi Temple and Narasimha Swamy Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Relangi is the Rajahmundry Airport, about 46 km away from the town.
The closest railway station to Relangi is also at Rajahmundry, about 20 km from here. Rajahmundry railway station is well-connected to all major cities in India.
Regular bus services are available to Relangi from places such as Rajahmudry and Hyderabad. Both government run and private buses operate to Relangi. Travel agents such as JK Travels, Guna SIndhu Travels and Shivani Travels organise regular tours to and from Relangi. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get bus booking online to over 4,000 destinations across the country.