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Nellore , Andhra Pradesh

Nellore is the sixth most populous city in Andhra Pradesh and was known in the ancient times as Vikrama Simhapuri. This is a place of great historical importance and has always been one of the favoured places for many dynasties, Nellore will definitely make you realise this is part of a very rich history that will always be a part of this city. This is a place that is very famous for the many temples that dot the landscape and these are visited by many devotees every year. Thus it is obvious that the most important places here are the temples. Sri Talapagiri Ranaganatha swamy Temple is one such place which is more than 600 years old and bears a great history. The temple is situated on the River Penner and is a piece of architectural brilliance which will leave you speechless. The Sri Gayathri devi Vishwakarma Temple is another very important temple in this region. One of the biggest Gayatri temples in Andhra Pradesh, it attracts many followers every year who come here for their wish fulfilment. The Narasimhakonda is another place which will take you by surprise with its beauty near Nellore. This is a temple of great beauty and reverence. Penchalakona on the other hand has a rich story says that Lord Narasimha manifested himself here as a huge of rock in “Yoga mudra”. This is again a place that should be visited to understand the grandeur of this place. Today Nellore is one of the cities that is a high producer of many agrarian products and is paving its way towards prosperity. This is a city which is developing very fast and is a very important part of this state. Yet the best part of the city lies in the many beautiful temples and structures which speak of a past that is truly glorious.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 29.0°C /85.0°F 45 mm 91feet 140651.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Nov-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Ranganatha Temple

    "The Sri Ranganthaswami Temple in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu. This temple, also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or Ranganayakulu is one of the oldest temples in Nellore. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. Just before the main entrance of the temple is a huge tower, called Gaaligopuram, which literally means \"wind tower\". This tower is approximately 70 feet high and has 10 feet of gold plated vessels on top of it, called kalisams. Every year during the month of March-April (which varies according to the Indian calendar) a grand festival is celebrated. These are called Brahmotsavam."

    Ranganatha Temple

  • Nellapattu Sanctuary

    "Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is in Nelapattu village. It is located on the East Coast about 20-km north of the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary in the Nellore district. It is just 50-km from Chennai. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast Asia. The total area of the sanctuary is 404-kms."

    Nellapattu Sanctuary

  • Penchalakona

    "This is a very ancient sacred place (pilgrim centre). Lord Narasimha manifested Himself here as a huge of rock in \"Yoga mudra\" (in an entwined contemplative posture) and hence it acquired the name of \"Penusila\" (huge rock) and in course of time became famous as \"Penchalakona\". Legend has it that after slaying the demon Hiranya Kasipa, Lord Narsimha bathed in Penchalakona and withdrew that \"Avatara\"(incarnation) of Narasimha, shedding His anger and ferocity. The Lord here goes by the name of Somasila Narasimhaswamy and has become one of the Nava Narasimhas (nine manifestations)."


  • Jonnawada

    "Jonnawada is a pilgrimage in Andhra Pradesh, India on the banks of river Pennar.It is famous for Sri Mallikarjuna swamy and Kamakshi amma temple constructed in the year 1150.[1] The goddess Kamakshi is believed as an incarnation of Shakti. A 'Sri Chakram' was installed here by Sri Jagadguru Adhi Sankaracharya"


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