Tenali (తెనాలి), also known as Andhra Paris, is a town and a mandal in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, South India. It has a population of 149,839 (2001 census). It is located 16 miles east of Guntur City. Three canals of the Krishna River flow through Tenali making it a part of the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh. One of the canals is navigable up to Nizampatnam port. Tenali is a major railway junction connecting Guntur, Vijayawada, Repalle and Chennai.
Nearest Airport to Tenali is Vijayawada.
Travel Time from Vijayawada Aiprort to Tenali is 1 Hour by road and the distance is around 55 KM
Kingfisher operates daily flights to Vijayawada from Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Jet Airways operates flights to Vijayawada from Hyderabad. Please visit the Kingfisher Airlines & Jet Airways website for more information.
Tenali is on Kolkata-Chennai main line and is connected to major cities by train. This being a major junction, most of the trains including the super fast expresses have a stop in the station. Tenali station is in the south central railways and is having 5 platforms. All platforms can accommodate trains with 28 coaches. Please verify the timings with [ Indian Railways], since they change from time to time.
- From Hyderabad
- Janmabhoomi Express - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 7:10 AM and arrives in Tenali at 12.20 PM.
- Krishna Express (enroute Tirupati) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 6 AM, arrives in Tenali at 2 PM. Takes a much longer route (via Kazipet, Warangal).
- Simhapuri Express(enroute Gudur) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 9:30 PM, arrives the following morning in Tenali at 4.30AM.
- Delta Fast Passenger(enroute Repalle) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 8.45 PM, arrives the following morning in Tenali at 5.00 AM.
- Chennai Express (enroute Chennai) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 5.20 PM, arrives the in Tenali at 11.10 PM.
- Narayanadri Express (enroute Tirupati) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 6.05 PM, arrives the following morning in Tenali at 12:01 AM.
- Padmavati Express (enroute Tirupati) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 6.30 PM, arrives the following morning in Tenali at 1.10 AM.
- Charminar Express (enroute Chennai) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 6.55 PM, arrives the following morning in Tenali at 1.40 AM.
- Sabari Express(enroute Cochin) - departs daily from Secunderabad Station at 12.25 PM, arrives in Tenali at 6.40 PM.
- From Vijayawada
- All trains to Chennai, Tirupati and further destinations, passenger services on a regular basis to Tenali
- From Guntur
- All trains to Chennai, Tirupati and further destinations, Passenger services on a regular basis to Tenali
- From Bangalore
- Seshadri Express
- Yeshwantpur Howrah Express
Tenali is connected to Chennai and Calcutta via Mangalagiri and Budampadu by National Highway 5 (dual-carriageway, 120km/h).
Tenali is 25 Kms from Guntur & 35 Kms from Vijayawada by road and there are plenty of buses that run between the cities.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Travel Corporation (APSRTC) runs buses from Vijayawada, Guntur, Nagarjuna Sagar, Hyderabad, Miryalaguda, Srisailam, Bhadrachalam and Repalle to Tenali, along with some private operators, who run buses from a Hyderabad.
Please check with APSRTC for timings.
Alternatively, one can travel to Vijayawada or Guntur from many popular destinations in luxurious coaches and then reach Tenali on road.
We can Book Bus Tickets Online in ApnaBus.in  to reach Tenali by bus from different cities.
Although not the most popular route to get into Vizag, there is a ship that gets into Vizag from Andaman and Nicobar islands. Tenali is connected by road and rail from Vizag.
By walk:Tenali is a relatively small town and most of the places can be reached by walk.
Rickshaw:The exclusive mode of transportation in city even fifteen years back,is now virtually out of the road.Some rickshaws can be spotted randomly, and it gives you a good and cheap ride to most locations within the city.
Autorickshaw:You can easily get around the city by an autorikschaw, but be to careful bargain the fare with the driver, or else you might end up paying a lot more.
Few of the things to see in Tenali
- Famous balaji temple 'Vaikunta puram'
- Gold shops in Sharaff Bazaar
- Historic villages around Tenali
- Train facility to Chinaravuru
- Kanyakaparameshwari Temple.
- Orange Restaurant, Hotel Gautam Complex, Railway Station Road
- Ghumaghumalu, Laxmi Deluxe Road
- Mamata Restaurant, Laxmi Deluxe Road
- Athidi Restaurant, Opp. Ramakrishna Talkies, Bose Road
- Taluka Tiffin Center, Infront of taluka college. Karapoddi Idli is a must to taste
Balaji Group Bar & Restaurants
- Balaji Lodge(has an restaurant beside), Opposite RTC bus stand, Phone: 08644 228076
- Hotel Gautam A/C(has an attached restaurant Orange), Railway Station Road Phone: 08644 223533
- Hotel Mamata A/C(has an attached restaurant), Laxmi Deluxe Road
- Hotel Bluefox A/C(has an attached restaurant), Laxmi Deluxe Road
- Kollipara - 18 kilometers from Tenali, is one of the few Internet villages in India where all village transactions are conducted online.
- Tumuluru - 18 kilometers from Tenali, is one of the few Internet villages in India where all village transactions are conducted online.
- Chintalapudi - A project is undertaken by a voluntary organization called Ashanet that has contributed to the welfare of the village..
- Kancherla Palem - is a historical village where famous freedom fighters and philanthropists were born. They have donated valuable properties to temples and erected several Satras across the city.
- Sangam Jagarlamudi - (located between Tenali and Guntur): Lord Sangameswara Swamy(Siva) Temple is very popular. This village is also notable because the famous "Sangam Diary" operates from there.
- Bhattiprolu - located twenty-eight kilometers from Tenali, is well known for its Buddhist stupa built in the third century BC. The most ancient known kingdom, ruled by King Kuberaka, in South India had Pratipalapura (Bhattiprolu) as its capital. A variant of Ashokan Brahmi found on the urn containing *Buddha's ashes gave rise to Telugu script and many other South India South-East Asian language scripts.
- Katevaram - located at 2 km from Tenali: Five temples built during Vijayanagara time still exist.
Nearest Villages are Edlapalli, Valiveru, Ainapalem etc