Visakhapatnam abbreviated as “Vizag” is popularly referred to as "The Jewel of the East Coast". This coastal city of Andhra Pradesh is about 625km from the capital city, Hyderabad. One of the biggest seaports of the country, Visakhapatnam houses a number of heavy industries and steel plants. This is the only Indian city that has the presence of a natural harbor.
Budget Hotels in Visakapatnam
Prince Hotel (Tariff-Rs. Rs.700) Iskon Ashram Guest House (Rs.900), Fortune Inn Sree Kanya( Rs.1000) and Hotel Supreme Vizag(Rs.1000) are some of the popular hotels of Vizag.
Telugu is the predominant language of Visakhapatnam.
Events in Visakapatnam
Chandanotsavam (March and April), I. S. K. O. N. Utsav, Lumbini Festival(2nd Friday in the month of December ), Navy Day, Visakha Utsav (December) are some of the popular festivals of the city that attracts myriads of domestic and international tourists.
Places to See in Visakapatnam
Rushikonda Beach is about 6 kilometre from the main city and is a popular evening spot. Bhimili-Visakhapatnam Beach Road, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami devasthanam at Simhachalam and Kailasagiri are some of the other well-known tourist destinations of Vizag.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam Airport has daily flights to national and international destinations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, Singapore to name a few.
The Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station is the main railway junction of the city. Duvvada railway station is another station that is located at the vicinity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
Some of the popular bus operators that offer good experience for passengers travelling to Kesineni Tours and Travels, Sri Gayatri Travels, Ushodaya Tours and Travels to name a few.
Chebrolu or Chebrole is a town in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. It has a population of about 15,000 with a economy which is mostly agricultural based. Off late other industries such as spinning and rice mills have added largely to the employment to the youth. Red chilli, cotton and rice are major crops from here. The town has more than 100 temples, one of which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Places to Stay
Visitors will find suitable accommodation in Guntur, located 17km away, such as Swagruha Hotel (Rs 1000), Central Inn Hotel (Rs 1500) and Amaravathi Hotel (Rs 500).
Deepavali, Holi, Christmas, Id, Ugadi and Maha Sivarathri are festivals celebrated here.
Telugu is the most commonly used language. Hindi is spoken rarely.
Places to Visit
Some of the interesting places to visit in and around Chebrolu are Bhattiprolu, Selapadu, Chandolu and Suddapalli, all within 10-20km of the town.
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is about 70km from here. Limited connectivity is available.
Guntur railway station is 17km from here and provides better yet limited connectivity to several towns and cities across.
Chebrolu bus stop is 12km from the town and Guntur bus station is 17km from here. While Chebrolu provides limited connectivity to other towns, Guntur is a better bus station to access bigger towns and cities. APSRTC is the best and most reliable bus operator offering quality service. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.