The Story of Etcherla

Etcherla is a large village located in the Etcherla Zone of Srikakulam District. Etcherla has 112 villages and 28 panchayats. Nandigam is the smallest village and Shermahamadpuram is the largest village. Srikakulam is located at a distance of 7 km from Etcherla. The total population of the Etcherla Zone is 82,051 with 18,695 households. Males number 41,665 and females 40,386. The Etcherla Zone is bordered by Srikakulam on the east, Ponduru Zone on the north, Laveru Zone on the west and Amadalavalasa Zone on the north. There are five government primary schools, two government secondary schools, one government junior college and a government arts / science degree college. There is a private engineering college that is Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology which was established in 2008 by VIKAS EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY(1997). Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam is a state university located in Etcherla, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in 2008 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The university is named after B. R. Ambedkar, the father of the Constitution of India.

The History of Etcherla

The major crops that are grown in Etcherla are rice, sugarcane and onion. Etcherla is surrounded by Community Health Centers, Allopathic Hospitals, Medicine Hospital, Family Welfare Centers, Medical Stores at a distance of 10 to 15 kms. Private medical facilities with MBBS doctors specialised in Gynaecology, heart care and child care are also present. Drinking water is received through hand pumps, taps and water tanks throughout the year. Boreholes also provide water throughout the year. Problems in Etcherla Mandal: The Nagarjuna Agrichem Limited Company should curb pollution emanating from its industries to safeguard the health of Etcherla people. The other factories like Varam Power Project in Chilakapalem near Etcherla also have to take required precautions for the safety of locals. Thotapalli water should be given in full to the nearby villages and the problem of drinking water must be solved.Sewage flows through open drains. Sewage is discharged directly into water sources. A complete sanitation scheme has to be implemented.

How to Reach Etcherla

Travel Guide

Etcherla is easily accessible by all three major modes of transport, roadways, railways, and airways. Which will come as a source of relief to the many travel enthusiasts ready to visit Etcherla!

By Road

Srikakulam APSRTC bus station and Chilakapalem APSRTC bus station are the nearby bus stations to Etcherla town. APSRTC runs several busses from major cities to Etcherla.

By Rail

Rails in India are the most affordable and most preferred modes of transportation. Ponduru railway station and Dusi railway station are the very nearby railway stations to Etcherla.

By Flight

The two nearest airports to Etcherla are Visakhapatnam Airport and Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar. They are at a distance of 100 km and 340 km from the town, respectively.

Places to visit in Etcherla

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Etcherla town has the best Hindu temples of the Lord Shiva. And one among them were present in the small towns of Allinagaram. To reach this ancient Shiva temple firstly we has to cross Chikkapalem toll plaza. After travelling for one km from toll plaza take a right direction towards Allinagaram village. From the village ride for another 2 kms to reach the temple.

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Sri krishna sai brundavanam temple in Etcherla is one of the most famous places in the town. To reach this temple from bus stand, drove towards Sri Venkateswara College in Etcherla and after reaching Etcherla junction take a left to the NH 16 Highway. After travelling for a distance 2 kms, take a right direction in the road where you can see the temple.

Etcherla Villages

Etcherla Banks

Bank Name Bank Address
Bank of Maharastra Etcherla Address NH 16, Opp Sri Venkateswara College, Chennai - Srikakulam Highway Road, Etcherla
State Bank of India Etcherla Address Dr.Ambedkar University Road, Chennai - Srikakulam Highway Road, Etcherla
Union Bank of India Etcherla Address besides Blue Dart DHFL Office, Main Road, Etcherla

Etcherla Banks - IFSC Codes

Bank Name Bank IFSC Codes
Bank of Maharastra Etcherla IFSC Code MAHB0001976
State Bank of India Etcherla IFSC Code SBIN0021253
Union Bank of India Etcherla IFSC Code UBIN0801283

Etcherla Banks - Toll Free Numbers

Bank Name Bank Toll Free Numbers
Bank of Maharastra Etcherla 1800 233 4526
State Bank of India Etcherla 1800 425 3800
Union Bank of India Etcherla 1800 121 0354