Known to be a small village and mandal situated in Andhra Pradesh, Achanta is situated near Godarvi. The places that are near this town are Tanuk and Bhimavaram. This ancient city is considered to be the most religious place during the reigning of Chalukyan Empire. This small village is also called as this Rice Bowl" of Andhra Pradesh since it is famous for rice crops. Leelavati Palace is the major tourist attraction of this place.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Abu Road . Some of them are Bhimavaram (Tariff – Rs.888), Hotel Jayalaxmi Internationall (Tariff – Rs.800),and Hotel Mourya (Tariff – Rs.800).
The official language of Achanta is Telugu. The other languages spoken include Hindi.
Some of the famous festivals and events in Achanta include Mahasivarathri. It is held during the month of febuary or March at the Shiva Temple.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Achanta. Some of the places include Rameswara Swamy Temple (8kms from Achanta ) Gandharva Mahal (3kms from Achanta) and Leelavati Palace (8kms from Abu Road).
How to Get There
Vijayawada airport is the nearest domestic airport to Achanta. It is situated about 156 kms away from this small village.
The closest railway station to Achanta is Palakollu. There are many trains from South India halt and depart from the station.
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and Nani's Sai Krishna Travels. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.