Cherukuwada is a little village located in the Undi block of the west Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Rajahmundry, across the Godavari river at a distance of 55 km north. The village is 380 km from the state capital of Hyderabad, and within an hour’s drive from Bhimavaram (40 km south-west), which is a tourist attraction. Temple lovers should definitely visit this place.
Places to Stay
Rajahmundry has a lot of budget hotels in the region. Some of the options which are worth a try are Vaishnavi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Akshay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sangam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Sai Priya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
Telugu is the commonly spoken language of the village and the surrounding area.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Ugadi in March-April and Diwali in October-November. The Panduranga Swami temple that is dedicated to lord Vishnu at Bhimavaram holds festivals in celebration of Lord Krishna and is visited by many tourists. Eluru is a tourist attraction for its many temples- such as the Dwaraka Tirumala temple- and the religious festivals that are celebrated there.
Places of Interest
The village in itself does not have great places of interest unlike Rajahmundry. Some of the places worth visiting in Rajahmundry are Gowthami Ghat, Godavari Bund, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum, a boat ride on the river Godavari and others.
How to Get There
Rajahmundry Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 71 km.
Bhimavaram Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 39 km.
Cherukuwada has several buses that connect it to different cities such as Bhimavaram and Rajahmundry. Get discount on bus booking through various travel websites like Ticketgoose.com and visit your desired holiday destination.