Challapalli is a village in the district of Krishna in Andhra Pradesh. It is located around 70km from Vijayawada and 380km Visakhapatnam. The total population of the village is about 60,000. It is known to be a business centre as well as a historical village. Agriculture, especially sugar is the main source of economy in Challapalli. Even today, there is a fort bell rings every hour to allow villagers to keep a track of each hour passing by.
Places to Stay
Hotels are in Machilipatnam, 25km from Challapalli. Hotel Krishna Inn, Jangala Deluxe Lodge, Hotel Manorama and Geetha Regency are the few places to choose from (all under Rs.1500).
The festival of Pongal is one of the main events of the year in Challapalli. Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the other major events across the year.
Telugu are the main local languages spoken in Challapalli. Hindi is a common yet sparsely used language.
Places to Visit
The Challapalli fort is in the village whereas Mopidevi, Kuchipudi and Hamsala Divi are some of the places worth visiting around Challapalli.
How to Get There
Vijayawada airport is the nearest airport located 68km away from Challapalli. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
Machilipatnam railway station is the 29km from Challapalli. Train services are available to a few major cities and towns such as Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad among several others.
Machilipatnam bus stand is 30km from Challapalli. There will be plenty of local buses and private vans that ply from Challapalli to Machilipatnam. Passengers can book their travels from here since APSRTC and other private bus operators function more frequently out of here. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.