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Read 10 destination reviews with average rating of 3.9/5, out of 1974 Nellore reviews
Rajasekhar Kalluru

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1 reviewPosted 3 years ago

An amazingly famous place

Nellore is a good place to live where we enjoy lot in the beaches located there. It is place where so many famous temples are there to visit. There are so many historical places are there to visit and know about the history of that place. In Nellore the clothing is very good and cheap to buy. Nellore is having famous restaurants. In Nellore fish curry is so famous. It should be definitely taste. This curry is more popular in Nellore compared to all over India.

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Sharuq Shaik

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Nice break time with friends

I am from nellore and I love this beach (when compared to koduru beach). There's also resort just on the shore of this beach by Haritha Tourism. I Enjoyed spending time at this beach. The waters are very clean and tides are very low so we spent more time in the water, Playing etc. There are even water sports available at.

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History of Nellore

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. Krishnapatnam 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.

Things To Do in Nellore

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 Ranganathaswamy 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.