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About Macherla

Macherla town falls under the Guntur District of the state Andhra Pradesh of Southern Part of India. Macherla is a municipality ruled town in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the assembly constituencies under the Narasaeaopet Lok Sabha constituency that stands with other six different Vidhan Sabha segments. It is also the headquarters of the Mandal of Macherla that falls under Gurazala revenue division. The population of the town according to 2011 census is 1,06,289. The town of Macherla is spread over a total area of 13.48 km2. The geographical location of Macherla is 16.48°N 79.43°E. It is located 136 meters above from sea level. The Nagarjuna Sagar is only 23kms away from Macherla.

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History of Macherla

The town of Macherla obtained its name from Mahadevi Cherla. The town holds thousand years of historical importance. It is also the capital of Palnadu. The famous war of Palnadu which is also known as Andhra Mahabharatam took place between Gurajala and Macherla here (1176AD- 1182AD).

How to reach Macherla

The nearest airport to Macherla is Vijayawada Airport which is 131Kms from Macherla. The town of Macherla is well connected with Indian railway services as the Vishnupuram and Nadikude Junction stations are nearby to the town. The town is well connected by bus services.

Tourism in Macherla

The town of Macherla is a good travel destination as it attracts many pilgrims and tourists round the year.

Temples of Macherla

Sri Laxmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple: This temple was built by the Haihaya kings around 13th century. The main entrance of the temple has a tall flag staff and a swamy statue crafted out of wood and bronze plating. Other four important stone carved figures of Sriman narayana avataram, Srimad Ramayanam, Sri madbhagavathamu and Sriman mahabharatam are placed close by the main statue. The unique architecture of this temple surely wins all hearts.

Other important temples in Macherla are:

  • Veerabhadraswamy temple
  • Sri Ramanjaneya Swamy temple
  • Sri Vinayaka temple
  • Ramalayam
  • Tirupatamma temple
  • Anjaneya swamy temple
Nagarjunakonda Museum: It is the museum named after the famous Buddhist saint Acharya Nagarjuna. He was a great religious promoter, a teacher and a philosopher. The museum is worth a visit.

Ethipothala Falls: Only 8kms away from Macherla this falls is famous for its pristine natural beauty. This mountain stream jumps from 21.3 meters height straight into a natural lagoon. The waterfall combines three streams- Nakkala Vagu, Chandravanka Vagu, and Tummala Vagu. The lagoon is a conservation area for crocodiles as it serves as their breeding ground.

Shopping in Macherla

A traveller can find many shopping malls, variety stores, jewellery shops and garment shops in Macherla where he or she can enjoy shopping. Following are some popular shopping places in Macherla:

Navarang Fancy shop
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Sairam Complex
Address: Park Centre, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Subbarao Kirana Stores
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Sri Sambasiva Silver & Gold Works
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

SSR Shopping mall
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 094404 37199

Hotels near Macherla

Option of staying at Macherla may seem limited, but there are good hotels in Guntur district which is only few kilometres away from Macherla town. If you are looking for a home away from home experience in Macherla then here is the list of good hotels near the town:

Macherla Savera Lodge
Address: Macherla Main Rd, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Venkat Rao Hotel
Address: Macherla Main Rd, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Vishnu Priya Lodge
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 040 6868 6868

Vajrams Residency Hotel
Door No 5-37-90, Plot No 4/13, Brodipet, Guntur - 522002,
Near Tata Docomo Office
Phone: + (91)-863-2327979, 2324679

Restaurants in Macherla

Eateries in Macherla are widely distributed throughout the town and they offer comfortable dining experience where you can enjoy your meals with family and friends. You can find pure form of south Indian delicacies in these restaurants. If you are looking for mouth watering dishes to satisfy your hunger pangs then following restaurants are the right places for you:

Prasanthi Restaurant
Address: Back lane to Macherla RTC Bus Station, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Madina Restaurant
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

SVR Bar And Restaurant
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Chillies Family Restaurant
Address: Guntur, NH-565, Sagar Road, Macherla, Macherla,
Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 090301 49628

Utilities in Macherla

The town of Macherla offers all the necessary amenities to its citizens and tourists. For the convenience of the common mass Macherla offers basic amenities like police station, hospitals, fire stations, medical shops etc. The details of such amenities are as follows:

Pharmacies in Macherla

Aswani Medical Stores
Address: Macharla-Karempudi Rd, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 094900 08808

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: Door No 5-43, Macherla, Guntur - 522426
Phone: + (91)-40-47476975  +(91)-9100023991

Matha Gayayhri Medical Corporation
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 094404 75109

Sri Venkata Ramana Medical Stores
Address: Macharla-Karempudi Rd, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Hospitals in Macherla

Ramakrishna Hospital
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Ganesh Children Hospital

Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426
Phone: 086422 22797

Siva Clinic
Address: Golla Bazar, Yadavula Bazar, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

Sri Navya Diagnostics Center
Address: Macherla, Andhra Pradesh 522426

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