Ongole is the headquarters of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. The town was originally called 'Vangalaprolu', 'Vangavolu' and 'Vangolu' after the astrologer bearing the surname 'Vangolu' in the court of the Addanki kings. Ongole finds its references in the inscriptions of Pallava rulers, Vijayaskandavarma and Simhavarman who ruled the city between 3rd and 4th century AD. Ongole is a major business center and is famous for its Ongole breed of bullock, called as “Ongole Gitta” which is considered virile, and of superior stock. They are one of the major Zebu cattle breeds of the world
Ongole has many hotels and lodges which offer exceptional value for money. The hotels in Ongole cater to all segments of tourists. Located in the heart of the city, the hotels are a stone’s throw away from the railway station and the main bus stand. You can choose from a wide range of room options offered by the hotels in Ongole. It includes standard NAC, Standard AC, deluxe rooms and suites. All rooms are fully furnished and are laced with several modern amenities like coloured television, direct dial facility, safe deposit lockers and wardrobe. To make your stay more comfortable, the hotels in Ongole also offer good dining facilities and several recreational services.