Tanuku formerly known as Tarakapura is a quaint little city located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Tanuku serves as the political capital of the West Godavari district and is and important producer and supplier of rocket fuel in India. Tanuku is also a major medical hub of East and West Godavari district. Besides its various accomplishments, Tanuku also offers quite a few interesting tourist attractions like the Pydiparru Church, Shivalayam temple, Bala Venkateswara temple, Narendra temple, Ganesh Chowk temple and Venkata Krishna theatre among others.
Tanuku is easily accessible by train as well buses and other private transports. The region is well served by an excellent bus service run by the APSRTC, that connects Tanuku to various nearby towns and cities. Some of the popular bus routes from Tanuku include Tanuku to Bangalore
, Tanuku to Chennai
, Tanuku to Hyderabad, Tanuku to Nellore and Tanuku to Tirupati among others. Various online websites like Redbus.in offer easy and hassle free bus bookings from Tanuku. Varied classes of buses are offered by the government as well as private tour operators, ranging from AC Volvo, AC Sleeper, Non Ac Sleeper and simple seater buses, to suit varied needs and preferences.
There are quite a few interesting destinations wherein locals of Tanuku as well as tourists can head to for a weekend getaway, like Rajamahendri (27km), Kakinada (59 km), Vijayawada (118km), Vishakhapatnam (200km), etc. Each of these destinations are unique and have a lot to offer from rich history and culture to fun and excitement.