With the lofty hills of Nallamala and Palamuru forming a majestic backdrop, and the river Pennar and its many tributaries flowing by serenely, Cuddapah basks in its scenic natural surroundings. Located in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, the city itself is a treasure trove of natural resources, especially the renowned Cuddapah black limestone
The cityscape is embellished with many splendid reminders of the bygone eras, from the great Chola and Vijayanagar empires to the British colonial rule. Encased in an abiding spiritual aura cast by the numerous shrines adorning its land, it is also regarded as the gateway to the sacred Tirumala hill.Cuddapah is renowned for its historical significance. Visit the majestic, ancient forts at Gandikota and Sidhout to get a glimpse of the city’s regal splendor. Marvelous stone sculptures from between 5th and 18th centuries are showcased at the Bhagwan Mahavir Government Museum.Explore the spiritual legacy of Cuddapah at the age-old religious sites such as Ameen Peer Dargah, Masjid-e-Azam, Brahmamgari Matam Temple and Devunikadapa.Delve into the local market at Y V Street to shop for exquisite artifacts made from the Cuddapah stone, traditional cotton sarees, and rare antiques.Nature lovers can explore the exotic flora and fauna at nearby Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary.Traveling in Cuddapah is easy as there are several convenient means of transport available. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses ply through most parts of the city. The buses are especially popular among the local commuters due to the cost-effective fares. Auto-rickshaws offer another comfortable alternative for traveling within the city.Carry light cotton clothing and accessories like sunglasses and hats to protect against the summer heat or avoid visiting during this season altogether.Ladies are advised to dress in modest attire when in public places to avoid unwanted attention
Cuddapah is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 119kms.
Airports: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
There is no regular trains to Cuddapah from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Tirupati which is located at a distance of 114kms.
Railway Station(s): Tirupati