A major town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Tuni is well known for the export of mangoes. Nearly 250 varieties of mangoes are grown here. Also famous for betel leaves cultivation, cashew nuts and jute bags, Tuni is located close to Kummari Lova, a village that is known the ‘Panchasheela Buddhist Centre’ as five Buddhist ‘stupas’ were found here during recent archaeological excavations. The famous and one of the oldest sugar factories in the state, Tandava sugars is located in Tuni.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Tuni that offer affordable accommodation. Places like Geeta Lodge, Amrutha Lodge, Vijaya Lodge and Ravi Teja Lodge located within a 1km of the bus stand offer rooms form Rs.500 onwards.
All the annual religious festivals and temple festivals are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here.
Places to visit
Lord Satyanarayana Swamy in Annavaram (18kms), Sri Talupulamma Lova (4kms) and Pentakota lighthouse (11.5kms) are places to visit in the neighbouring towns.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam (100kms).
Tuni has its own railway station.
Tuni bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are many bus operators Kesineni Travels, Sree Kaleswari Travels, Navin Travels, Reddy Express, Sree Kaleswari Travels and Meghana Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.
Singarayakonda is a small Indian town located in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. This town lies at a height of 49 above sea-level. It is on National Highway 5. Singarayakonda is well-connected with Chennai and Vijayawada by a railway line and is the most important contributor in terms of revenue to the South Central Railway in this district. Singarayakonda also serves as one of the main centres for transportation for nearby villages.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels as well as luxury hotels in Singarayakonda. A few of them include Hotel MGM Grand (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Marg Krishnayya (Tariff – Rs. 3000) and the Gateway Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 3000).
The official language spoken in Singarayakonda is Telugu. The other languages spoken in the area include Tamil, Kannada and English.
Singarakonda Tirunalla is a local festival which is celebrated annually in March. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people from nearby towns participate in it as well.
Places of Interest
There are many places in Singarayakonda that tourists can visit. These include, the Lord Vraha Narsimha temple, the Yoga Narsimha temple, the Prasannajaneya temple and the Aiyappa Swami Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Singarayakonda is the Cuddapah airport which is about 158 km away from the town.
Singarayakonda has its own railway station and the town is well-connected to Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Bangalore and other major cities of India via rail.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupati from Singarayakonda. A few bus operators that provide excellent services include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and VV Vinayaka Travels. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.