Ulavapadu is a town in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated 44 km from Ongole and about 345 from the state capital, Hyderabad. There are 50 villages that fall under the jurisdiction of Ulavapadu. Ulavapadu is also famous its mango orchards; during the mango season you can spot many mango stalls on the highway.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Nellore, which is 86 km away from Ulavapadu. Some of them are Hotel Shivam International (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Vintage Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Abhiram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200).
The official language ofUlavapadu is Telugu. The other language spoken is Tamil.
There are no particular events celebrated in Ulavapadu, although locals enjoy all festivals with much fervour.
Places of Interest
Ulavapadu is connected to many nearby tourist destinations like Nellore, Guntur, Kadapa (Cuddapah), Srisailam and Amaravathi. The best time to visit Ulavapadu is during the mango harvest season.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ulavapadu is the Vijayawada airport. It is located about 165 km away from the town.
Trains like Tirupati Passenger and Kakinada Passenger pass through the Ulavapadu railway station.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Nellore, Guntur and Srisailam. Some of the best bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Vinayak Travels and Kamakshi Travels. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.
A city and a mandal in in the middle of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem or (T.P Gudem) is famous for its 'flyover canal' and locally the town fondly as 'Venice of Vijayawada (East)’. A rapibly growing business centre, Tadepalligudem is picturesque as it is surrounded by beautiful fields and canals. The city is well-known for its educational institutes and is the hub of the West Godavari district which is renowned as the 'Annapurna of Andhra Pradesh'. Tadepalligudem is famous for its jaggery, onion, fruits market and rice cultivation.
Places to Stay
Tadepalligudem offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Swarna Palace near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
Other than the annual religious festivals, Dasara (in the month of Oct or Nov) is celebrated here with great fervour.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Dwarakatirumala (Chinna Tirupati) Sri Venkasteswara Swamy Vari Temple, Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Panchayatana Kshetram, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ( Sivalayam beside canal), Veerampalem Shivalayam and the Christ Luthern Church are well-knownplaces of worship within the city. Papikondal, Kolleru Lake and Buddhist Caves, Guntupalle are all located with 30kms of the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (20.5Kms).
Tadepalligudem Railway Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Tadepalligudem Bus Station has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Kesineni Travels, SVR Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.