Uravakonda is a small town in Andhra Pradesh. It is part of the Ananthapur district and is built around a hill. This town’s economy is dependent on the weaving industry that is located here. It also serves as an educational hub for the surrounding villages. This town used to be known as ‘Uragadhri’ which means ‘a hill shaped like a snake.’ This area attracts many devotees who come to visit the temples in the town.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels in Uravakonda. Some of them are Hotel Kavita (Tariff – Rs. 1900), Hotel Malleshwara (Tariff – Rs 1200) and Green Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500.)
The official language of Uravakonda is Telugu. Other languages that are spoken here include Hindi and Urdu.
The important events in Uravakonda are the harvest festival, Sankranti which is celebrated in January and Ugadi in March or April. Ganesh Chaturthi is also celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be considered as tourist attractions in Uravakonda. These include Pennahobilam (a historical site) which is about 10km from the town. A temple that is dedicated to the sun God in Budagavi is also popular. It is about 3 km away.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Uravakonda is the Bangalore airport. It is located about 200 km away from the town.
The closest railway station is at Guntakal which is 27 km. Guntakal has one of the biggest railway stations in the state. There are daily trains from Guntakal to Mumbai, Chennai, Howrah, Bangalore, Delhi and Goa.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Bangalore and Vijawada from the Uravakonda Bus Stand. Diwakar Travels is one of the best bus operators in this region. SRS Travels and Dhanunjaya Travels are also popular choices. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.