|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Jagtial korutla|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Nizamabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jagtial|
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Rice, corn, turmeric, chilli are typically grown. Dairy, poultry and goat farming are the upcoming industries. There is much horticulture, with many mangoes being produced in and around this region. Though there are other business such as weaving and sawmill as well, many people live on rolling the beedis; which is a popular occupation for the housewives in this region.
This small town has historical significance for two things. The first is the ancient temple of Kesavanatha Swamy which was built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya dynasty. This temple's idol is Panchamukhalingeswara Swamy (Lord Siva with five faces) which is believed to be one of the only two existing, the other being at Varanasi. The second attraction is the annual Bhimanna Jatara (Hindu festival) held for 3 days during January - March. Dussera is celebrated in a big way with many people gathering at the "Jambi" near the shivaji statue, which is at the perimeter of the town.
A newly constructed Ayyappa temple is attracting lots of devotees. The Ayyappa temple resembles that of the Sabarimala temple. There is also a Saibaba Temple very close to Raikal. The famous Holy Temple in Raikal is Chennakesava Swamy Aalayam, and is located near Sri Saraswathi Shishumandir.
There are educational institutes in raikal
- Pragathi high school
- govt high school (boys & girls)
- viveka vardhini high school
- Vishwashathi Public School
- kerala English medium school
- wisdom school
- krishnaveni talent school
- saadhana vidhyalayam
- Sri Sarswathi Shisumandir
- Sri Vidyabarathi High School
- Sri Chakra High School
- Pranuthi Jr. College
- Government Jr. College
- Gnanodaya Degree College
cable tv networks
- Sai Siti Cable
- Srinivasa Siti cable
- anjana citi cable
- "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 2007-05-29.