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.
Also called Rajamahendravaram, the city of Rajahmundry is located on the banks of the river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Its average literacy rate is 84.28% according to the 2011 census. It is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindu community and has many temples. It also hosts auspicious congregations every 12 years where millions of people gather to offer prayers. Pen-making shops here offer vintage fountain pens. Numerous shopping and jewellery malls, hotels, restaurants, educational institutions and art galleries are found here. The place is well connected by rail, road and air.
Budget Hotels in Rajahmundry
There are good budget hotels in Rajahmundry. Some of them are Challa Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), Surya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Akshay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Sangam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Rajahmundry is Telugu. The other language spoken here is English.
Events in Rajahmundry
The important festive occasions celebrated in Rajahmundry are Ganesha Utsav and Hanuman Jayanti.
Places to See in Rajahmundry
There are several tourist attractions in Rajahmundry. Some of the places include the Godavari Arch Bridge (6.3 km), Alcot Gardens (6.4 km), Kadiyapulanka (8 km) and Sir Arthur Cotton Museum (8.5 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to the town is Rajahmundry Airport which is approximately 18 km away.
Rajahmundry railway station is well connected to most parts of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
There are bus services to Rajahmundry from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Chennai and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Kesineni Travels and Sree Kaleswari Travels Hyderabad. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.