Achanta is a village tucked away in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh towards the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal. More precisely this town is located in the Godavari Basin.
This place is believed to be the religious seat for the Eastern Chalukyan Empire (700 AD – 1130A D). The village of Achanta is primarily an agricultural place comprising mainly of farmers and small scale traders. Farmers grow two crops of paddy and one summer crop. Infact, this village is called the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh.
Rameswara Swamy Temple in achanta is a famous temple and a religious place of worship for the Hindus. This temple has a lingam which is said to be self-formed. Mahasivaratri festival is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in this temple. Also the National Volleyball Events are held during this festival.
The village of Achanta has cinema halls for the movie lovers, which are, Kalyan Chakravarthi, Nataraj and Rangarai. During the month of sankranti Kodi Pandalu and pelli Kuthuramma thirtham are held.
How to reach there:
One can reach the village of Achanta either by Railway or by buses and even by road taking the highways.
The nearest Railway junction to Achanta is Palako & TANUKUl Junction. APSRTC Buses run from all the major places to Marteru, which is the closest bus station near to Achanta.One can reach Achanta from Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada through National Highway 5 and National Highway 214, which are the nearest ones to reach there. One can reach Achanta from Bhimavarm, Tanuku, amalupuram and Ryali. Government buses ply from these places to Achanta. Bhimavaram is connected by trains to major cities like Hyderabad. So once a passenger can reach Bhimavaram he can take the road to Achanta. On the way to Achanta, the town of Penugonda falls. This is another famous place to visit for the temple of Kanyaka Parameshwari. The town of Amalapuram is about 40 kms from the village of Achanta. So once one reaches there he can take the road to Achanta. On the way the temple of Sri saibaba falls which can be frequented by the travelers.
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