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About Chirala

Located in the district of Prakasam, in Andhra Pradesh, Chirala is a municipality and is a part of the Ongole revenue division. This town was also called Kshirapuri, which mildly translates into a sea that is white in color. The profession of handloom weaving is considered to be one of the primary occupations of this town. Based on the census of 2015, the population of this city was approximated at 87,200. Along with looking at town’s civic needs, the Chirala municipality ensures that every basic necessity is available to the residents of the town. Established in the year 1948, the municipality is spread over 13.30 km2.

The latitude and longitude coordinates of Chirala are 15.8246° N and 80.3521° E, respectively. Along with being located at a height of 9.8 feet from the Bay Of Bengal, this town usually experiences excellent tropical climate and the average temperature goes up to 28.5o C. Cold winters and hot summers are experienced in this village due to the proximity of the town to the Bay of Bengal. In addition to all of this, it receives an annual rainfall of 200 millimeters and in the month of October the maximum rainfall goes up to 197 millimeters.

History of Chirala

Based on the Telugu calendar, Chirala completed 400 years on April 27, 2004. The town was first started by Minchala Perayya and Minchala Papayya in the year 1604 AD. In the new town, a temple dedicated to Venugopalswamy was built in the year 1619 and one more temple dedicated to Malleswaraswamy was built in the year 1620. A different temple dedicated to Gangamma was built a little later.

With the introduction of a railway station in the Madras-Calcutta-New Delhi main line, the development of Chirala got accelerated and the population suddenly exploded. This town was considered to be a health resort by the Britishers and many of them used to visit this place to have a relaxed time. The Edward VII Coronation Memorial Hospital opened in the year 1906 and later the Dr. Baer Missionary Hospital in the year 1912. In addition to all of this, the town is a well-known site of the Chirala-Perala movement.

Tourism of Chirala

The places of interest in Chirala are primarily religious places of worship. Some of the best-known places for tourism are-

  • Durga Devi Templ
  • Sivalayam Temple
  • Rcm Church Mariyammapeta
  • Brahman Gari Temple
  • St Luke Church
  • St Mark Lutheran Church
  • Poleru Ammavari Temple
  • Pollerama Temple
  • Padmanabhuni Swami Temple
  • Veera Raghavaswamy Temple

Hospitals in Chirala

The number of hospitals in Chirala is an indication of the importance of healthcare that is provided in this town. Some of the best hospitals are-

Sri Kamakshi Care Hospital
Address - Church Road, Chirala - 523155, Near Suresh Mahal
Phone - +918594-232311, +918594232366, +919000808343 , +919000808198

ESI Dispensary
Address - House No 18/423, Chirala - 523155, Bosunagar

Hari Haranath Children Hospital
Address - Government Hosptal Road, Chirala – 523155
Phone - +(91)-8594-232812

Sri Saraswathi Nursing Home
Address - Opp Muncipal Office, Chirala – 523155
Phone - +(91)-8594-232925

Ravi Nursing Home
Address - 1, Balaji Nagar Wgra Road, Chirala - 523155, Main Road
Phone - +(91)-8594-236660

Rajyalakshmi Hospital
Address - 1, R R Road Dist Prakasam, Chirala - 523155, Main Road
Phone - +(91)-8594-232108

Amma Eye Hospital
Address - Chirala - 523155, Church Compound, Near Masjid Centre
Phone - +(91)-8594-234561

How to reach Chirala

The best way to travel to Chirala is to take a train from Renigunta to Chirala. Some people prefer to hire a car to Chirala from Kurnool. Approximately it takes close to 4 hour and 43 minutes to drive 306.2 km from Kurnool.

Hotels in Chirala

Since there are few religious places of interest in Chirala, people can stay in any of the hotels listed below. Travelers recommend that rooms in the hotels should be booked in Chirala well in advance in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Some of the well-known hotels are-

Seabreeze Beach Resorts
Address - Ramapuram Beach Road, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523155
Phone - 098499 60727

Palm Coast Beach Resorts

Address - Ramapuram Village, Near Ramapuram Beach, Prakasam District, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157
Phone - 098490 46360

Dora Hotel
Address - Perala, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157
Phone - 096962 63321

Buddha Beach Resorts & Spa

Address - Prakasam Dist, Vodarevu Beach, Andhra Pradesh, India, Vodarevu, Andhra Pradesh 523157
Phone - 077025 99700

Hai Hotel
Address - Chirala Vodaveru Junction,, Near VRS & Yrn College of Engineering & Technology, Prasad Nagar, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157
Phone - 085942 31888

Restaurants in Chirala

In Chirala, one can find the tastiest delicacies that are cooked in Andhra. Tourists can try Andhra Chilly Chicken, Guntur Chicken and many more. Some of the well-known restaurants in this town are-

Abhiruchi Restaurant
Address – Andhra Ratna Rd, Wood Nagar Colony, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157

Hai Hotel & Garden Restaurant

Address - Chirala Vodaveru Junction, Near VRS & Yrn College of Engineering & Technology, Prasad Nagar, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157

Gokul Restaurant
Address - Main Rd, Muntha vari Centre, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523156

Vennala Ice Creams
Address - Durbar Rd, Muntha vari Centre, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523155

Theaters in Chirala

There are few theaters of note in Chirala. The local folks visit these theaters for entertainment. The tourists from cities can visit these theaters to understand how old-school theaters are maintained. Some of the theaters are-

Suresh Mahal – Chirala
Address - Perala, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157

Sangham Theater
Address - Durbar Rd, Wood Nagar Colony, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523157

Vijaya Bhaskar Theater
Address - Vetapalem, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523187

Jayalaxmi Theater
Address - Vetapalem, Chirala, Andhra Pradesh 523187

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