Sileru, also referred to as Upper Sileru Project Site Camp, is a census town situated in the Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. It is known as Upper Sileru Project Site Camp as the power generation project of the same name is setup here.
One of the most popular local attractions is the Sileru River, which is about 100 km long. This river originates in Upper Sileru and passes through Chhattisgarh to finally merge with the Sabari River.
The Vishakhapatnam District is a central hub for industry and education for the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also home to the Vizag Steel Plant, which was established here after a fierce movement held for the purpose.
The Vijay Diwas held here is a special holiday of Vishakhapatnam, celebrated in honour of the Indian Navy’s defeat of an intruding Pakistani submarine, in 1971. A three day festival held here annually in December, brings together the art, craft, culture and cuisine of this district.
Sileru also lies near some popular tourist attractions like Araku Valley, Borra Caves, Bheemli Beach, Buddhist Excavations, Rushikonda Beach, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Simhachalam, Kailasa Giri, Naval Museum, etc.
Sileru is accessible through the Arakku Railway Station situated at a distance of 47.4 km from it.