Raichur has an attachment to history and culture that goes back to the days of Emperor Ashoka. It is also known as town of stones. The name Raichur, originally Rayachooru, means a king’s place in Kannada. Raichur is also said to have originated from Telugu words “Rai” meaning stone and “ooro” meaning town, combined to Raichooro, a town of stones. Raichur Zila Rangotsava is another famous festival of the district that goes on for eight days. Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another place near Raichur. Raichur is the place which gave "Kohinoor" to the world.
Raichur is well known for its superior quality of rice and this is one of the reasons why Raichur is also known as the "rice bowl of India".
Places To Visit
Ek Minar ki Masjid, Raichur Fort, Fort Jami Masjid, Bala Hisar or the citadel, Tomb of Saint Pir Sailani Shah and Aam-Talab.