About Achanta

Achanta is a small town based on West Godavari basin in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Achanta town is the headquarters of Achanta Mandal, an area under Panchayat Raaj Act. The town is headed by a Sarpanch, who is also the head of the township and is elected by local people. Achanta town is the biggest town amongst all the 80 villages and small towns that constitute Achanta Mandal of Andhra Pradesh. The Achanta assembly constituency is a key constituent of AndhraPradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It makes a key portion of Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency that also has six other key vidhan sabha constituencies. This town is famous for its temples.

The population of Achanta town is 19507 according to the 2001 population census. Total number of males in the town is 9786 and number of females is 9721 which shows a healthy sex ratio. The literacy rate of Achanta is as high as 76.59% which is quiet impressive compared to other villages and townships of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu is spoken as the key local language in Achanta.  The township is high in fertility and has lush paddy fields and large coconut and sugar cane plantations. Koderu and Siddantham are two river bays of river Godavari situated near Achanta.

How to reach Achanta

Rajahmundry is the nearest Airport to Achanta. Private cars on hire, taxis or public buses can take you to Achanta from Rajahmundry airport. Nearest railway stations that connect Achanta with other parts of Andhra Pradesh are Palakollu, Lankalakoderu, Rajahmundry, Tanuku, Amalapuram. Bhimavarm and Ryali. Major roadways connect Achanta to these railway stations. There are public transports and hired vehicle services from the various railway stations that could take you to Achanta.  Rajahmundry and Tanuku further connect Achanta to large cities like Hyderabad or Vijayawada through train lines. These cities are easily accessible from any part of India.

Tourism in Achanta

Achanta town is famous for its temples. It is a religious center that is home to many temples. The temples are famous from religious aspect as well as for their grand South Indian architectures. Achanta thus attracts hordes of tourists every year. The nearby temples to Achanta are enlisted as below:
Achanta Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple: This temple is the most famous temple of Achanta. It is a well-known spiritual center. Shiva Ratri is celebrated here for 5 days. It is a massive celebration. The temple is adorned with architectural masterpieces. The natural beauty of this temple is worth a visit.

  • Kanipaka Vinayaka Temple
  • Venu Gopal Swamy Temple
  • Sri Rama Temple
  • Anjaneya Temple
  • Kamakshi temple
  • Sri Venkateswaea Temple Arch
  • Sree Bhadrakali Sametha Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
  • Kanakadurga Devi Temple
  • Achanta Jain Tirth Temple GMSR
  • Shiva Someswara Swami temple
  • Kesava Swami Vishnu temple
  • Saibaba temple

There are few other major tourist attractions near Achanta like the Dwaraka Tirumala, Natta Rameswaram, Pattiseema, Polavaram Project, Eluru Ashram, Somarama, Ksheerarama, etc. Nature lovers can visit nearby Kolleru Pelicanry and Birds Sanctuary and Biology Science Park.

Shopping in Achanta

Shopping option in Achanta is extremely limited. However there are few shopping places in Achanta and they are as follows:

Famprints Shopping Mall
Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Rd
Phone: 088142 36788
Open until 10:00 PM

Krishna Tej Cell Services
Shopping Mall
Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Rd, Maruteru, Andhra Pradesh 534122

Mohana Lakshmi Cool Drinks
Shopping Mall
Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Rd

Hotels in Achanta

There are good hotels in towns near to Achanta town. A few good hotels near to Achanta are as follows:

SRC Residency
Address: D. No. 2-178, Broddipeta 2nd Street, Bypass Road, Palakollu, Andhra Pradesh 534260
Phone: 088142 10444

Palavelli Boutique Resorts
Address: Yalamanchalli Lanka, Palakollu, Andhra Pradesh 534260
Phone: 076740 15035

Hotel Somisetty Landmark Konaseema
Address: 7-89/2, Cinema Road, Tatipaka, Dindi Area, Razole Mandal, Konaseema, Jaggannapeta, Andhra Pradesh 533249
Phone: 083329 79991

E Suri Babu
Address: Ullampar Main Rd; Ullamparu; Palakollu; Andhra Pradesh 534267; India

Q-inn Hotel in Pallakollu
Address: Palakollu; Andhra Pradesh 534260; India
Phone: 096527 11118

Royal Regency
Address: Door No. 13-3-8; Old SBI Bank Road; Rangamanarpeta; Near Sunshine School; Palakollu; Andhra Pradesh 534260
Phone: 088142 21334

Kurapati Venkata Ramana Hotel
Address: Palakollu; Andhra Pradesh 534260

Restaurants in Achanta

There are many good restaurants in Achanta that serve south Indian to authentic Andhra cuisine. A few local delicacies are Aavakaaya, gorngura chutney, gongura mutton, masala dosa, chakkara pongal, chepala pulusu, pootharekulu, rasam etc. A few most recommended places are as follows:

Bujji Biryani Point
Address: Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Road, Achanta, Andhra Pradesh 534123
Phone: 088977 84522
Hours: 5AM–10PM
All you can eat.

Sri Annapurna Restuarant And Currypoint
Address: Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Rd, Achanta, Andhra Pradesh 534123
Phone: 070320 99495
Hours: 5AM–10PM

R.S Restaurant
Address: Maruteru - Achanta - Koderu Rd, Maruteru, Andhra Pradesh 534122
Phone: 099492 55237

Katlamma Chicken Pakodi

Address: Turpupalem, Andhra Pradesh 534122

Utilities in Achanta

There are hospitals, medical shops, schools and other amenities in Achanta to ensure proper public facilities to the people of Achanta. Following are the details of the different amenities in Achanta:

Achanta Government Hospital

Address: Achanta Main Road, Achanta, Andhra Pradesh 534269

Dental Hospital
Address: Penugond - Achanta Rd, Deva, Andhra Pradesh 534324

Medical center in Achanta

Address: Achanta Vemavaram, Andhra Pradesh 534269
Hours: Open 8AM–9PM

Sri Krishna Medical Stores

Address: Palakol Rd, Achanta, Andhra Pradesh 534123
Phone: 090527 47501
Hours: Open 8AM–10:30PM
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