Chitvel is small village in the Cudappah district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It has been declared a mandal by the state government. The River Penna passes through the village of Chitvel. It is well known for its rock paintings from the Paleolithic age. It is a part of the Rayalaseema region of the state which is one of three major regions of the state besides Telangana and Seemaandhra.
Places to stay
The closest place to find accommodation near Chitvel is the major town of Cuddapah (69 km). Hotels like Hotel Hari Priya (Tariff - Rs. 800), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 700), Hotel Blue Diamond (Tariff - Rs. 400) and Hotel Shiva Sai Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1300) provide good budget accommodation here.
Telugu is the official language that is spoken here while Urdu is the other major language that is spoken in the areas nearby.
The Avu Devatha Festival, Baba Fakiruddin Saheb Urs, Nancharamma Festival, is some of the major festivals celebrated here. The other important festivals include Diwali, Dusshera, and Holi.
Places of Interest
Bhagwan Mahavir Government Museum, Gandikota Fort, Ameen Peer Dargah, and the Bramhagiri Mata Temple are some of the major places of interest around Chitvel.
How to get there
The airport closest to Chitvel is the Tirupati Airport (72 km).
Reddipalle (16 km) is the closest railway station to Chitvel and the closest major junction is Cuddapah or Kadapa (69 km).
Rapur is the closest bus station to Chitvel which is well connected by buses. Operators like Sri Saiyana Travels provide their services here. These buses also ply to Hyderabad, Mysore as well as Vishakhapatnam. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.