Bethamcherla is a small town in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Kurnool district in the Rayalseema region of the state. The town is famous in Andhra Pradesh as well as the newly-formed Telangana for its tiles. Its district headquarters, Kurnool, is located at a distance of 53 km.
Places to Stay
The best place for putting up in the place is the district headquarters of Kurnool. Some of the budget hotels which are worth trying are Haritha Tourist Complex (Tariff – Rs. 800), Woodlands Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Jayashree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Viswas lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400) among others.
The official language of the area is Telugu. Urdu is also spoken.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have interesting tourist sites. However, Kurnool city has many places which are worth visiting. Some of them are the Belum Caves, Royal Fort, Oravakallu Rock Garden, Jagannatha Hills (on the outskirts at a distance of 5 km) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad at a distance of 251 km.
The Kurnool City Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 54 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the village en route to different cities in the region. Orange Travels and Kesineni Travels are among the popular private bus operators. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.