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Chirala – Famous for Chirala handlooms


Chirala1Chirala is a Coastal town situated in Prakasam District in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is accessible from Vijayawada and Guntur. Chirala is well connected with trains and buses. Vodarevu Beach is 6 km from Chirala in Prakasam district. Chirala is a small village with a population of around 1,75,000.

The main occupation of this village is handloom and paddy cultivation. The average educational level is 10th standard. Chirala was once known as "Small Mumbai", due to huge varieties of sarees found here in comparison with the availability of sarees in Mumbai. This town is also famous for exporting hand made cloths, cashew nuts, fishes etc. Around 60% of the population belongs to Padmasali, Devanga, Pattusali and Thokattu castes who are traditionally related to weaving. There are around 25,000 pit looms in this village.

Chirala silk sarees which are famous and are available at wholesale and retail in the market and one can easily purchase Chirala silk sarees.