Eluru is the capital of West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. It is a small colorful City with an area of 14.5sqkm. It is 6th biggest city in Andhra Pradesh with a population of 3.5 lakh.
There are now flights to Vijayawada from Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Vijayawada is less than an hour bus ride away.
One can also use a flight (National or International) to Hyderabad airport and take a train (6 to 7 hour travel) to Eluru. For other international connections, Chennai can also be used which is an 10-hour train ride from Eluru City.
There are plenty of long-distance trains available at the Vijayawada Station to get to any part of the country and Eluru also has a railway station which has an halt from Every Train passing through it.
Local (suburban) train travel is available between Eluru Rajahmundry and Vijayawada.
- APS RTC buses travel to longer distances with in the state as well outside the state, for example to Hyderabad and Bangalore.
- Private buses -- many private buses travel across the region covering both center city, suburban and rural areas.
- Parking in the city is improving. It may be easy to park two wheelers, but finding parking for Cars bit harder. Generally parking is provided by the city government as well as the business owners.
Almost all the locations in the city can be accessed by foot, all the roads are pedestrian friendly as most of them contains footpaths.
There are two functional bus stations in the city. Eluru New bus station and Eluru Old bus station. Buses ply from these stations based on destinations. Frequent intermediate buses are available in-between them.
By Car (Local)
All the roads in Eluru had a minimum width of 3.7 metres which makes travel ease with cars and other four wheelers. Taxi services are also available in the city.
Using the local trains, Eluru city region can be accessed with the following train stops. The circular trains are to be introduced in the near future.
- Vatluru (Eluru Western Suburban)
- Eluru Main (1 Town)
- Powerpet (Downtown area)
- Denduluru (Eluru East Suburban)
- Bhimadole (Elurur Rural)
Auto-rikshaw is one of the major transportation mode available in the city. Over 10,000 autos are registered within the city and its suburban areas
- Motorbike/Bicycle Motorbiking or cycling in downtown and busy areas can often be quicker than taking the auto-rickshaw or a taxi.
- Abhaya Buddha Statue, 1 Town. 74 feet statue of Abhaya Budhha in a pond.
- Brundhavan Gardens, Pathebad. Recreational park with walking track.
- R.R.Pet Park, R.R.Pet. Children park.
- Janmabhoomi Park, N.R.Pet. Recreational park on the banks of Tammileru river.
- Kolleru Lake. Largest fresh water lake, present at a distance of 10km from the city.
- Holy Land, Sanivarapupeta. Only two of its type in India, present at a distance of 7km from bustation and railway station.
- DwarakaTirumala. Also known as Chinna Tirupathi, is located ata distance of 40km from the city, is home from Lord Venkateswara.
- Guntupalli Buddhist Monuments. Located at a distance of 40km from the city. caves carved in ancient period by Buddists are located here.
- Indian Institute Of Oil Palm Research, Pedavegi. Located at a distance of 10km from the city.
- Kothur Mill.
It is well known for its Traffic Congestion. One should have a look at shopping fest of R.R.Pet Market, 1 Town Fish Market, Jute Mill Industry and 1 Town Market areas on Sunday.
- Central Plaza, R.R.Pet. Only shopping mall in Eluru.
- Trinath Fashions, R.R.Pet.
- Chandana Brothers, 1 Town.
- R9000, R.R.Pet.
- Main Bazar, 1 Town.
- Sunday Market, R.R, Pet. Opened only on Sundays on R.R.Pet Main Road.
- Appalaraju Military Hotel near Old bus stand Very delicious food.
- Banana Leaf, ☏ . A Multi Cuisine Restaurant in Manya Guestline - A Star Hotel
- Dosa (a kind of crape). Definitely make sure to eat dosa- a kind of crape at Vasanthamahal center, Hai tea center, or Fire station center.
- Hotel Grand Aarya, N R Pet.
- Madhulatha, R. R. Pet..
- Akarsh Pride, R.R. Pet.
- Biryani House, R.R. Pet.
- Hotel Athidi International, R.R. Pet.
- Adithya Central, 1 Town. One of the star hotels in Eluru.
- Ravi Sweets, R.R.Pet.
- Sweet Magic, R.R.Pet
- Ibaco Ice Cream Parlour, R.R.Pet.
- Kaju Juice (R.R Pet).
- Sugandhi Soda (near old bus stand).
- Friends Fruit Juice (R.R.Pet)
- Athidi, R. R. Pet. Three-star hotel.
- Manya Guestline, ☏ . One of the star hotels in Eluru.
- Surya Residency.
- Valentino. , R.R.Pet.
- Vasanth Mahal. , Jute Mill Center.
- Hotel Usha Valentine, R.R. Pet.
- Haritha Resort Gudivakalanka, Gudivadalanaka. Kolleru lake resort hotel.
- Aditya Ceentral, 1-Town.