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.
Ulavapadu is a town in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated 44 km from Ongole and about 345 from the state capital, Hyderabad. There are 50 villages that fall under the jurisdiction of Ulavapadu. Ulavapadu is also famous its mango orchards; during the mango season you can spot many mango stalls on the highway.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Nellore, which is 86 km away from Ulavapadu. Some of them are Hotel Shivam International (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Vintage Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Abhiram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200).
The official language ofUlavapadu is Telugu. The other language spoken is Tamil.
There are no particular events celebrated in Ulavapadu, although locals enjoy all festivals with much fervour.
Places of Interest
Ulavapadu is connected to many nearby tourist destinations like Nellore, Guntur, Kadapa (Cuddapah), Srisailam and Amaravathi. The best time to visit Ulavapadu is during the mango harvest season.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ulavapadu is the Vijayawada airport. It is located about 165 km away from the town.
Trains like Tirupati Passenger and Kakinada Passenger pass through the Ulavapadu railway station.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Nellore, Guntur and Srisailam. Some of the best bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Vinayak Travels and Kamakshi Travels. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.