Cherla is a mandal in the district of Bhadradri Kothagudem. It is located on the banks of the Godavari river. Before November 30, 1959, it was part of Bhadrachalam's record [clarification needed] in the district of Khammam.
Cherla is a small town located on the banks of River Godavari at 18°04′30″N 80°49′37″E. It has an average elevation of 78 metres (259 ft) and is also close to the Taliperu tributary of the Godavari.
The Taliperu Project is a medium irrigation project across the Taliperu river, a major tributary of the river Godavari, near Peddamidisileru village in Charla. It has an ayakut utilisation of 2,600 acres (11 km2).