A town in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district, Sompeta is known for its coconut coir exports. It is a beautiful town with coconut palms all around. Its nearby cities include Ichchapuram (24 km) and Berhampur in Odisha (50 km). It is only 24 km away from its district headquarters. So, tourists have plenty of places to visit in and around Ichchapuram.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, Sompeta does not have good accommodation facilities. However, Ichchapuram (24 km) has a number of reasonably good hotels like Sri Satya Lodge (Tariff –Rs.600), Priya Darshini Lodge (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Hotel Varam Residency (Tariff –Rs. 1,200).
Telugu is the official language of Sompeta.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated in Sompeta.
Places of Interest
Sompeta is lush green with coconut palms throughout the town. But the Surangiraja Palace in Ichchapuram (24 km) from here is a major attraction.
How to Get There
Bhubaneshwar Airport in Odisha is the closest to the town, which is 219 km from here.
Sompeta Railway station is 5 km away from the town centre.
Tourists can take a bus from Ichchapuram and Ahmedabad. Diwakar Travels ply its buses on this route. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.