Nellore Tourism

Nellore Tourism

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  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 62 m
The city of Nellore is an urban aggregation as well as a municipal corporation of the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Nellore is also the headquarters of Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District. Located at the banks of Pennar River, the city lies 453 km south-east of the state capital, Hyderabad.

The surrounding districts of the city include Prakasam in the north, Kadapa in the west and Chittoor in the south. The Bay of Bengal runs past the eastern periphery of Nellore. The city as well as its nearby places like Gudur and Kavali is also highly populated. Krishna Patnam Port, one of South Asia’s biggest ports lies 25 km from Nellore at Krishnapatnam.

Nellore was anciently known as Vikrama Simhapuri and the present name of the city has been derived from the Tamil word ‘neil’, which means rice, complementing its rice farming. It has played an important role in the emergence of the Telugu Language as well as in the formation of Andhra Pradesh.

The rulers of the city include the Maurya Dynasty, Kharavela of Chedi Dynasty, Satavahanas, Pallavas, Cholas, Eastern Gangas of Kalinga Empire, Kakatiyas, Telugu Cholas, and Pandyas. The district of Nellore was taken over by the British during which it underwent many political changes.

After independence, the city became and remained a part of Madras District until October 1, 1953. It became a part of Andhra Pradesh on November 1, 1956 when the states were categorised, based on linguistic differences.

Nellore is known for producing mica, lemon, and agricultural products like rice and is also known as the ‘Agricultural Capital of India’. The city also has large number of temples namely Narasimha Swamy Konda, Jonnavada Kamakshi Ammavari Temple, Ayyappa Temple, Golagamudi Venkaya Swami Temple, etc. Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple of Nellore is the most ancient and belongs to the 12th century. The city has also been home to great poets and literary personalities.

Out of the large number of temples present in the city, the Talpagiri Ranganadhaswamy Temple and the Shri Gayathri Devi Vishwakarma Temple are the most popular. The Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located 5 km from Nellore and is 6000 years old. It is situated on the banks of the River Pennar and has a 96 feet tall Galigopuram with seven gold Kalasams. The Shri Gayathri Devi Vishwakarma Temple is located at Virat Nagar.

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D s ganesh
  • D s ganesh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Good place to visit for couple of days"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
There are so many temples to visit, but due to lack of time I could not visit. Good andhra food both vegetarian and non vegetarian is available. Lots of autos are available to move easily within the city. We can do shopping for our basic needs. Exclusive or high profile shopping is not possible. Durga Mitta is a famous muslim religious place must to visit.
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Sam Kumar
  • Sam Kumar
  • 1 Review

"A place of temples and shopping"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2014
Many places to visit in Nellore, its nature are different to all places in Andhra Pradesh because the climate is nice and there may not be any climatic disasters. They are firstly beach it is amazing, they are many more temples in Nellore. Such as great Ranganayakulu temple and Raja Rajeshwari temple where Nellorians worship a lot and in Nellore there is krishnapatnam port and you can see the ships, boats, and sometimes even more, we can see the stemmers etc. Please visit Nellore and no need to carry any bags with you because Nellore gives you more attention towards shopping.
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Harish Pasapula
  • Harish Pasapula
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Good place to see"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted May 10, 2014
Many visiting places in and around Nellore. It has a beach and religious temples to visit. There are many sightseeing places. I was busy with my friends enjoying in beach. My advice is to carry all the necessary items like umbrella, raincoat etc. Food is also good at this place.
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Ranga babu Gomatham
  • Ranga babu Gomatham
  • Group tripper
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"place to see"

  • Posted Dec 17, 2010
Nellore is a municipal corporation and one of the fastest growing cities. Krishna patnam port is some 30 k m from this place. The best andhra food is available. from nellore it is 4 hours journey to chennai.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: places to visit
pulicat lake bird sancuary
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penchalakona, jonnawada,kasumuru, a s peta,bitragunta pilgrim places
Mypadu beach
Ranganadha swamy temple ageold
tirupati 1.5 hours journey
best andhra food veg&non veg

Activities & things to do: Pulicat lake and bhar space research centre

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Hyderabad Train and by road well connected
From Chennai 4 hours journey
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