Nellore Tourism

Nellore Tourism

Famous For: 
Beach and City
Rank 10
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism Destinations
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5.5 / 7
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Nellore Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 62 m
  • District: Nellore
  • Language: Telugu
  • Weather: Summer 27 to 37°C, Winter 22 to 31°C

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.

Nellore is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Chennai and Vellore.

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Kedar Bandekar

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  • Kedar Bandekar
  • Lives in Dombivli
  • 1 Review
  •  195 readers


  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
Nellore is a small town around 200km from Chennai. My journey was from Chennai airport. It took almost 4 &1/2 hrs to reach Nellore by private taxi. Booked inova from Chennai airport. It is little expensive but no other option. Road is good but no A. C. Bus from Chennai.
Beach near Nellore is good. It is around 1 hr drive from Nellore.
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Prabhakar reddy

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  • Prabhakar reddy
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  314 readers

"A nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 19, 2016
In Nellore, the best thing is food and the next is beaches. Go for Murali Krishna and order a dosa with chicken curry that's the best you can have. You can stay in beach resort in Mypadu nearby sea. If you like badam kheer then taste it in YSR cool drinks.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A nice trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2016
I had been to Nellore by road in September 2015. Nellore is a place in Andhra Pradesh which is prominent in its contribution in the fields of art, trade and literature. The must-visit attractions around Nellore include The Udayagiri and Venkatagiri forts, Nelapattu bird sanctuary, Ranganathaswamy Temple and the Pulicat Lake. Venkatagiri fort is situated in Venkatagiri Town and is very popular for its cotton sarees weaved in Jamadari technique. There are over 1500 pelicans abutting the Nelapattu bird sanctuary. The watch tower here enable tourists an excellent view of the bird population in this sanctuary. The Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on the Pennar river. It was built by the Pallavas sometime in the 7th century. The Pulicat Lake is spread over 600 square kilometers in Andhra Pradesh and is located right on the border with neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu.
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Milton Halder

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  • Milton Halder
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Ideal for a short break from hectic work life"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2016
If you are looking for a tranquil, serene and a neat and clean beach, a nice accommodation with food and beverages attached, Thummalapenta Haritha Beach Resort should be your next destination. Its a very good place for a short break with picturesque beach. Enjoy fresh see food, crabs apart from regular Veg and Non-Veg dishes right in the hotel. Jumbo size AC rooms to cater your family and kids, view sea from your balcony, enjoy the laziness and watch the tides on a full moon night, awesome it is.

We visited the place during Christmas holidays last year (2015). It was a terrific experience even kids also enjoyed the small park and couple of rides inside the park. There is nothing much to do or do much sight seeing but worth visiting for a short break. Book your accommodation online with APTDC portal.

How to go: Get down at Kavali Station (Vijaywada to Chennai Route), take an auto or taxi to reach to Thummalapenta beach resort which around 9 km. We drove with our own car.
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Sharuq Shaik

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  • Sharuq Shaik
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 1 Review
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"Nice break time with friends"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2015
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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Rajasekhar Kalluru

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  • Rajasekhar Kalluru
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"An amazingly famous place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2015
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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D s ganesh

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  • D s ganesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
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"Good place to visit for couple of days"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2014
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

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"A place of temples and shopping"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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

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  • Harish Pasapula
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"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

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  • Ranga babu Gomatham
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"place to see"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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
shar sriharikota space centre
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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