Chiluvuru (also known as Chiluvur), is situated in Andhra Pradesh and is a part of Guntur district. This village was of great importance when the Satavahana Dynasty ruled Andhra Pradesh. Chiluvuru gained fame when it became the first village in Andhra Pradesh to get internet. The village also boasts of facilities such as e-governance and tele-medicine. These facilities ensure the people of Chiluvuru have access to timely medication and government help, as and when needed.
Places to Stay
A number of clean and economical hotels are available at Chiluvuru. One may also choose to stay in Guntur city, which is about 60 kms from Chiluvuru.
The official language of Chiluvuru is Telugu. The other languages spoken include Hindi, Urdu and English.
The best time to visit Chiluvuru would be between the months of September and March. A number of important festivals are celebrated throughout this period. Sankranti, the harvest festival, is celebrated in January, while Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, is celebrated in March.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Chiluvuru. The Siva Temple, constructed by the Cholas in the 14th century, is one of the oldest temples in Andhra Pradesh. One of the tallest temples structures in Andhra Pradesh, the Gali Gopuram temple, is also a major tourist attraction. The beautiful orange and sapota orchards are worth a visit, as are the turmeric, corn and paddy fields.
How to Get There
The Vijayawada Airport is the closest airport to Chiluvuru (16 km). Regular flights from all major Indian cities ply to Vijayawada.
The Chiluvuru railway line is well connected to all major Indian cities.
The town of Pedavadlapudi, 3 km from Chiluvuru, is well connected by road to all major Indian cities. Bus services from Pedavadlapudi to Chiluvuru are available by the hour. The popular private service operators are SRS Travels, Kesineni Travels and VRL Tours. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.