If you’re fond of cultural, religious, or historical exploration, and if you happen to have a marked fascination with architecture, then the grand temples of this place are bound to enthrall you. Not only does this site of wonder in the Deccan have recently dug up ancient Buddhist stupas but it also boasts of an association with the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Situated at the crest of the Deccan, at a distance of about 22 km from Khammam, the town of Nelakondapalli can lend you a unique and enriching experience. Whether looking to satisfy an itch for archaeological exploration or intending to fulfill your curiosity about yet another place of ancient religious significance in the Deccan region, Nelakondapalli is for you!
Much like countless other places in the Deccan region, the best time to visit Nelakondapalli is during the winter. In particular, the months of November until February. Any other month than these is bound to throw up a whiplash of heat, making local sightseeing difficult. However, in case you’re looking to enhance your religious experiences, the annual Sri Bhakta Ramdas memorial festival is held between April 28 and May 2!
Via Air: At a distance of about 197 km, the closest airport to Nelakondapalli is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in the capital city of Hyderabad, which in turn is well-connected to every major city in India. Accordingly, it takes about 3 hrs to reach the town from Hyderabad. Upon landing, you can opt for a cab to reach the town.
Via Road: Once you reach Hyderabad, traveling to the village of Nelakondapalli is easy by a car or buses which run to Khammam from Hyderabad. Additionally, a number of government buses ply between Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana to Khammam and those looking to visit the town
Via Rail: At a distance of about 10 km, the nearest railway station to Nelakondapalli is the Khammam railway station as well as Mallemadugu railway station. Furthermore, Vijayawada Junction is a major Telangana at a distance of about 100 km from Nelakondapalli. Vskp Garib Rath is a major train boarded by tourists to Nelakondapalli.
1. Photography is restricted in the inner sanctum of the temple, so you should refrain.
2. Nelakondapalli is a small town that doesn?t have as many eateries, so it?s best to pack some food and drinks with yourself.
3. Carry an umbrella in case the heat of the sun gets too scorching.
4. Unfortunately footwear is liable to get misplaced outside temples, so one should opt for cheaper ones.
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