Veeravasaram, a village in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, was earlier an old trade centre of British East India Company. The temple of goddess Paddala Venkamma in Panja Vemavaram (5 km from here) draws a huge number of devotees from in and around the village. There are several other temples in the village which are worth visiting.
Places to Stay
When it comes to accommodation in Veeravasaram, there are very few options. But Bhimanavaram (10 km) has a number of reasonably good hotels like Hotel Ratnam (Tariff –Rs.467), Ananda Inn Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Indu Residency (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
The official language of Veeravasaram is Telugu.
Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are some of the important festivals celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Veeravasaram has a number of places to visit nearby like Bhimanavaram (10 km), Narasapur (12 km), Palacole (13 km) and Mogalthur (15 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport from here is the Rajahmundry airport, located about 74 km.
Bhimanavaram railway station (10 km) is the closest to the village. But the major rail head is in Rajahmundry, which is 58 km away.
Buses are available from Bhimanavaram, which is about 10 km from this town. Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Anjana Travels and Sindhu Travels are some of the top operators on this route. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.
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.