Velpuru is a prosperous village in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located in the West Godavari District. The cities nearest to Velpuru are Eluru (51 km away) and Vijayawada (113 km away). Velpuru’s name comes from “velpula ooru”, which, in Telugu means “the place where all the deities reside”. It has an agrarian economy and a booming dairy industry.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Velpuru, nearby Eluru has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotel Athidhi International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above), Hotel Madhulata (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000).
The official language of Velpuru is Telugu.
The important festivals of Velpuru are Subramanyeswara Swamy Shashti and Vinayaka Chaviti.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Velpuru itself. Most notably, the village has 120 temples dedicated to different deities. Of these, the most famous are Sri Rudreswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi and Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Velpuru is the Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada. The airport is located about 113 km away from the village.
Velpuru Railway Station has passenger trains from Hyderabad, Nidadavolu, Vijayawada and other places coming in. It is 2 km away from the village.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad and other places in Andhra Pradesh. The best bus operator that offers good experience for passengers is Srinivasa Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.