Prakasam district with New Mandals in Andhra Pradesh


Prakasam district with New Mandals in Andhra Pradesh: A district was formed on 1970 with Ongole as the headquarter. It was named after the first chief minister of Andhra state and freedom fighter Tanguturi Prakasam. Prakasam district is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh. It has the Bay of Bengal on east, Nellore and Kadapa districts on the south, Kurnool district on west and Guntur and Mahaboobnagar districts in the north as borders.


The total area of Prakasam district is 17,626 square kilometres. This is the biggest district in the area in all the coastal districts. Veligonda and Nallamala hills in the west are very popular and these separate Prakasam district from Kadapa and Kurnool districts.



List of Mandals in Prakasam District

Code Mandal Name Code Mandal Name Code Mandal Name
1 Yerragondapalem 20 Martur 39 Veligandla
2 Pullalacheruvu 21 Parchur 40 Pedacherlopalle
3 Tripuranthakam 22 Karamchedu 41 Ponnaluru
4 Kurichedu 23 Chirala 42 Kondapi
5 Donakonda 24 Vetapalem 43 Santhanuthlapadu
6 Pedaaraveedu 25 Inkollu 44 Ongole
7 Dornala 26 Janakavaram Panguluru 45 Naguluppalapadu
8 Ardhaveedu 27 Korisapadu 46 Chinaganjam
9 Markapur 28 Maddipadu 47 Kothapatnam
10 Tarlapadu 29 Chimakurthi 48 Tangutur
11 Konakanamitla 30 Marripudi 49 Zarugumilli
12 Podili 31 Kanigiri 50 Kandukur
13 Darsi 32 Hanumanthunipadu 51 Voletivaripalem
14 Mundlamuru 33 Bestavaripeta 52 Pamur
15 Thallur 34 Cumbum 53 Lingasamudram
16 Addanki 35 Racherla 54 Gudluru
17 Ballikuruva 36 Giddaluru 55 Ulavapadu
18 Santhamaguluru 37 Komarolu 56 Singarayakonda
19 Yeddanapudi 38 Chadrasekara Puram

Thousands of small and big Buddhist stupas in this region revealing that Buddhism was spread in this area. Prakasam district history also reveals that the region was under the ruling of Kakataiyas, Yadavas, Reddy kings, Gajapatis, Vijayanagara kings, Nawabs and Britishers. Coming to the Prakasam district tourist places, there is coastline, temples, waterfalls, museums and others.

1) Bhairavakona is one of the popular tourist spots with many temples on the hills, waterfall and beautiful nature. There is an ancient Pallava temple and there are also eight small temples in front of it. It is expected that these temples belong to 7 or 8 centuries. Another attraction in Bhairavakona is the waterfall that falls from 200 meters.


2) Kambham cheruvu is an example of the construction skills of humans. This was built by Chinna Tirumala Devi, wife of Sri Krishna Devaraya.


3) Ramayapatnam is an ancient village with around 2500 people. There is a temple of Lord Venkateswara that was built in the fifteenth century. Ramayapatnam port was in use since the 1800 year. Another attraction is a lighthouse.


4) Malakonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is another well-known temple in Prakasam district. The temple receives around five thousand devotees on special days and around two thousand in unseason. The temple is located in a peaceful place.


5) Vadarevu is another tourist attraction and is located 8 kilometres from Chirala. Tourists take bath here. Though there are not many facilities, there are guest houses of companies such as ILTD. There is also a lighthouse.


6) Kanaparti museum houses many statues. Two kilometres from this museum is the sea coast.


7) Tripurantaka temple was built by demons Tripurasuras and Lord Shiva killed them for the welfare of people. This is one of the rarest temples that is built on Sri Chakara. Presiding deities are Tripurantakeswara Swamy and Bala Tripura Sundari.

Districts in Andhra Pradesh State

Anantapur District Chittoor District East Godavari District
Guntur District Kadapa District Krishna District
Kurnool District Prakasam District Nellore District
Srikakulam District Visakhapatnam District Vizianagaram District
West Godavari District


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