Experience the historic city of Nellore.
Nellore is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and falls in the Nellore district. The city lies on the banks of the Penna River. The name of the place has been derived from two words, ‘Nel’ which means paddy and ‘Ooru’ which means place. It is the fourth most populous city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and 75th most populous in the country. Nellore has a tropical maritime climate where the summers are hot and humid and the winters are mild. The city has temples like Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple. The main attractions of the city are the Ranganatha Temple, Pulicat Lake, Mypadu Beach, Barah Shahees Dargah, Narasimhaswamy Temple, Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Patu Ru, Ramalingeswara Temple and many more.
Nellore is famous for many dishes like fish curry, prawn curry, malaikaja, karamdosa etc. Pulibongaralu, Pappulusu, masala vadala pulusu are some of the popular dishes of the entire state. Ada is also one of the popular dishes of the state. The dishes of the city are generally hot and spicy. The Nellore Thali are popular all across the state. Chepala Pulsu and Nellore Style Dosa are also among the popular dishes. Kandhi Podi, Gongura Pachadi, Ulava Charu, Pesarattu, Ragi Sangati with Natu Kodi Pulusu, Akura Pappu, Royyala Veppudu, Gongura Mamsam, Gutti Vankaya Koora and Poothareku are also some of the popular dishes.
Top things do in Nellore
How to reach
Nellore does not have an airport of its own but has a railway station. The city is well connected to other major cities by roadways as well.
How to Reach by Flight
Nellore does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is the Tirupati Airport, located at a distance of around 103 km. The connectivity of flights to this airport from the cities of Andhra Pradesh like Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam etc and thus the Chennai Airport, located at a distance of around 177 km, is also another good option from Nellore. There are taxi services available outside the airport to reach Nellore.
How to Reach by Train
Nellore Railway Station has good connectivity of trains from places like Chennai, Hyderabad and other places. It is also well connected to places like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Trivandrum etc.
How to Reach by Bus
There are several state-run buses as well as those owned by private agencies that connect Nellore to the major cities like Chennai and Hyderabad. The 2 main bus stations are PSR Bus Station and RTC Bus Station.
How to Reach by Road
Nellore can also be connected to other places by roadways. From Chennai it takes around 3 hours by car to reach Nellore and is connected to Chennai and Kolkata by NH5 and thus can be availed by buses from these two major cities of the country.
How to travel within
People can hire a cab or a taxi or even an auto rickshaw. Buses are also a good option to travel within the city.
Certain festivals like Pongal, Makara Sankranti, Diwali, Holi, Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated all over the country with great zeal. Rotiyaan ki eid is a festival which is celebrated at the Bara Shaheed Dargah of Nellore. Ugadi is also another festival celebrated in the city.
Day 1- After reaching Tirupati Airport, leave for Nellore. After reaching Nellore leave for Barah Shaheed Dargah, Narasimhaswamy Temple, Mypadu Beach and Ramalingeswara Temple.
Day 2- After breakfast leave for Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Patu Ru, Pulicat Lake and Ranganatha Temple.