A village in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district, Vaddiparru abounds in green paddy fields, coconut trees, banana plantations and beautiful water bodies. It makes for a perfect weekend getaway with a rural setting. Some of the cities close to this village are Narsapur (22 km), Mandapetta (52 km) and Rajahmundry (64 km).
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vaddiparru. But you will find a number of budget hotels in Rajahmundry. Some of them include Vishnavi Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 500), Sangam Residency Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 700) and Akshay Residency (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
The official language of this place is Telugu.
Pongal in January, Ugadi in March-April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
The village has several, temples, canals and water bodies worth a visit. Other attractions nearby include Valluru (3 km), Gummuluru (4 km), Narsapur (22 km) and Konaseema (31 km).
How to Get There
Rajahmundry airport, which is 80 km away, is the closest to the village.
The major railhead connecting this village with other cities is Rajahmundry railway station, which is about 63 km away.
There are buses from Rajahmundry. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is famous for its rich history and tradition. Its culture and historical tradition dates back to 400 years Known as the Pearl City that retains its ancient culture, today Hyderabad has grown in leaps and bounds in the field of technology. Hyderabad offers a variety of attractions for tourists, such as the minars, khao galis and bangle markets. The city has various influences of the Nizam culture.
Budget Hotels in Hyderabad
There are great many hotels in Hyderabad that are suitable for budget travelers which include the Ashoka Klaasic (Tariff – Rs 1,025) Taj Mahal Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 2,016) and The City Park (Tariff – Rs.1,844)
Telugu is the local language spoken in Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a large population of Muslims since the region was earlier ruled by Moguls and Nizams, hence people here are also fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Events in Hyderabad
Batkamma Panduga held in July and Bonalu in September are some of the important local festivals of Hyderabad. Other common festivals like Ugadi (April), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Ramzan (July) and Bakri-id (October) are also celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Places to See in Hyderabad
There is a gamut of interesting places to visit in Hyderabad like Charminar (16kms from bus stand), Nizam's Museum ( 2kms from Charminar), Golconda Fort (18 kms), Salar Jung Museum (19kms), Laad Bazaar 13 kms), Birla Mandir (4.63) and Hussein Sagar Lake (4kms).
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport near Shamshabad. It is located about 22 kms away from the city. This international airport also undertakes domestic operations.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Railway Station situated at Nampally is the busiest railway station that has connecting trains to all major destinations in India. This major railway station serve the two cities – Secunderabad and Hyderabad; while Kachiguda is a small station located at Begumpet.
Hyderabad has a number of government and private buses. Currently there are two bus stations —Afzal Gunj Stand and Jubilee Bus Stand. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (APSRTC) provides standard buses, deluxe coaches and air conditioned coaches. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Kesineni Travels, Sindu Travels and VRL Travels. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.