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.
Known to be the commercial city of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is surrounded by two rivers t Krishna river on the east and west and the Budameru River on the north. The city which means victory is known to have the largest junction of South India. The place is important state since it is situated on stretch of the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi rail routes. It is also has a highway 5 and 9 connecting the city. One of the most popular temples in Vijayawada is the Kanaka Durga temple. It is located on the Indrakeeladri hill that overlooks the river Krishna.
Budget Hotels in Vijayawada
There are good budget hotels in Vijayawada,Some of them are Hotel Sai Siddartha (Tariff – Rs.550), Quality Hotel D V Manor (Tariff – Rs.990) and Lotus Green Park (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Vijayawada is Telugu. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Vijayawada
Deccan festival is one of the famous festivals in Vijayawada. It is celebrated for five days in the month of February.
Places to See in Vijayawada
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vijayawada. Some of the places include Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada, Vijayawada (8kms from Vijayawada), Mogalarajapuram Caves (5 kms from Vijayawada), Undavalli Caves (7kms from Vijayawada) and Victoria Museum (20 kms from airport).
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is located about 20 kms away from the heart of city.
Vijaywada railway junction is the most important railway station of Southern railway network.
Vijayawada bus terminus is the biggest in Asia. It stands next Chennai . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sidhi Vinayak Tours N Travels, Barathi Travels amd Abi Tours & Travel. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.