Nellore district Profile | Mandals and tourist places in AndhraPradesh State

Nellore district Profile: Nellore district is one of the coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh in the south of the state. The

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area of the district is 13076 sq. kms. It has Prakasam district on the north, Bay of Bengal on

east, Chittoor district on South and veligonda hills on west. There are five revenue divisions

and 46 mandals. Penna and Swarnamukhi are the major rivers that flow in the district.

Nellore district has rich history. Earlier this region was full of forests and only few houses.

Gradually the forests were cut down and agriculture was started. Nellore region was ruled by

many dynasties.

Nellore district Profile

Nellore district history reveals that the region was ruled by Mouryas, Satavahanas, Pallavas,

Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Telugu Cholas, Pandyas and so on. Later Gajapathis, Vijayanagara kings,

Golconda sultans, Arcot nawabs were also ruled the region. Dutch and English people gradually

owned this place. Nell in Tamil is rice. Ooru is village. Gradually the place came to be known as


Mandals in Nellore District

Allur Ananthasagaram Anumasamudrampeta
CHINTALAPALEM Atmakur Balayapalle
Bogole Buchireddipalem Chejerla
Chillakur Chintalapalem Chittamur
Dagadarthi Dakkili Doravarisatram
Duttalur Gudur Indukurpet
Jaladanki Kaligiri Kaluvoya
Kavali Kodavalur Kota
Kovur Manubolu Marripadu
Muthukur Naidupet Nellore
Ojili Pellakur Podalakur
Rapur Sangam Seetharamapuram
Sullurpeta Sydapuram Thotapalligudur
Thummalapenta Toyvenu/Sangam Marripadu Udayagiri
Vakadu Varikuntapadu VengalaRao Golla
Venkatachalam Venkatagiri Vidavalur

Tourist Places in Nellore district

Nellore was also called Simhapuri. The name is believed to come after Simha Vishnu, the

Pallava king who ruled the region. Nellore district was formed with the present mandals in

1956 and later in 2008, its name was changed to Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district.

Nellore district has many tourist attractions and the place is easily reachable as it is well

connected with railways and roadways.

1) Satish Dhawan Shah Center is one of the popular Nellore district tourist places. This

internationally famous rocket launching center is in Srihari Kota in Sullurpet.

2) Somasila Dam is also a tourist spot. The dam was built on River Penna. There is

Someswara temple here.

3) Kandaleru River’s birth place was Veligondala Mountains and a dam is built on the river

at Chillaturu. This is the biggest mud dam in the word with a capacity to store 68 TMC


4) Krishnapatnam port is going to be biggest port in Asia and is in Muttkuru mandal in

Nellore district.

5) Pulicot River is a naturally formed second salt water river. This is spread in an area of

600 square kilometers in the state borders of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. More

than fifty lakh birds from various countries come here every year during October to


6) Udayagiri fort has more than thousand years of history and stands still even now in

ruins. The fort built on the hill is spread in 35 km and is believed to have 365 temples.

7) Pallipadu Gandhi Ashram is on the banks of River Penna in Indukurupeta. This stands as

an evidence for history. This is at a distance of 9 kilometers in the east from Nellore.