A coastal town, Vetapalem is located in Andhra Pradesh. In ancient times Vetapalem was called Mrugayapuri. Located in Prakasam district, the town is famous for handicrafts, handloom weaving, aquaculture, (incence sticks) and cashew nuts.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotel options in nearby Chirala, located 8kms away. Sai Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are good options to consider.
Telugu is the official language of Vetapalem.
Nagarpamma Temple Utsav in the month of November is celebrated by the locals.
Places of Interest
Vetapalem Saraswata Niketanam is one of the largest private run libraries in India. It is considered a treasure trove of Telugu literature. Vetapalem also has many stretches of beautiful beaches which make for great picnic spots.
How to Get There
Vijayawada airport is the closest to Vetapalem. It is located 90kms away.
Vetapalem Railway Station, which is located in the heart of the city, connects the town to major cities in the region like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Guntur and others.
Bus services from Vetapalem Bus Stand are mainly run by APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corportation). However, there are private operators like Morning Star Travels, Sindhu Travels and Shambavi Sree Travels operate out of nearby Chirala (8kms away) to connect the town to major cities like Hyderabad, Vizag amongst others. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.