Racherla happens to be a tehsil and mandal located in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. The tehsil has about 31 villages and the population of Racherla is a meager 3200. Inspite of the low population, Racherla has a fairly average total literacy rate. It also has a good number of religious tourist spots such as temples that attract many devotees. There are many schools and colleges in the vicinity of Racherla.
Places to Stay
Being a small city, Racherla does not have many hotels nearby. Local home stays are available. However, budget hotels such as Sri Anupama Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) are situated quite a distance away.
The official language of Racherla is Telugu. The alternative language spoken here is Urdu.
Some of the annual festivals celebrated in Racherla are Makar Sankranti (January), Pongal (January), Ugadi (March) and Navarathri (October).
Places of Interest
The Siva temple and Trivikrama Swamy temple are some of the good tourist spots situated close by.
How to Get There
Since Racherla is a small tehsil, it has no airport facility. The nearest airport is at Vijayawada which is 155 km away.
Ongole railway station (2 km away) and Karavadi railway station (10 km away) are the nearest railway stations to Racherla.
Regular buses ply from the nearby administrative headquarters, Ongole to places such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Coimbatore, Erode and Salem. Some bus operators that run good frequency buses from Racherla are Raja Travels and Meghana Travels. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.