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.
Singarayakonda is a small Indian town located in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. This town lies at a height of 49 above sea-level. It is on National Highway 5. Singarayakonda is well-connected with Chennai and Vijayawada by a railway line and is the most important contributor in terms of revenue to the South Central Railway in this district. Singarayakonda also serves as one of the main centres for transportation for nearby villages.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels as well as luxury hotels in Singarayakonda. A few of them include Hotel MGM Grand (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Marg Krishnayya (Tariff – Rs. 3000) and the Gateway Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 3000).
The official language spoken in Singarayakonda is Telugu. The other languages spoken in the area include Tamil, Kannada and English.
Singarakonda Tirunalla is a local festival which is celebrated annually in March. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people from nearby towns participate in it as well.
Places of Interest
There are many places in Singarayakonda that tourists can visit. These include, the Lord Vraha Narsimha temple, the Yoga Narsimha temple, the Prasannajaneya temple and the Aiyappa Swami Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Singarayakonda is the Cuddapah airport which is about 158 km away from the town.
Singarayakonda has its own railway station and the town is well-connected to Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Bangalore and other major cities of India via rail.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupati from Singarayakonda. A few bus operators that provide excellent services include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and VV Vinayaka Travels. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.