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» Location : Southern Part Of Andhra Pradesh
» Famous For : Paddy Production
» Previously Known As : Vikramasimhapuri
» Nearby Attractions : Ranganatha Temple, Nellapattu Sanctuary, Penchalakona

Nellore City is picturesquely situated on the north bank of Pennar River. It lies in the southern part of the Andhra Pradesh State. It is at a distance of 173-km from Chennai and is the headquarters of the district. It is believed that it derived its name, as paddy is extensively cultivated in and around the other neighbouring areas of Nellore, where 'Nellu' means paddy and 'Ur' means a town.

Nellore was also known as Vikramasimhapuri. Historically, the place is very important. Culturally, Nellore town stands unique among the other towns of Andhra Pradesh as it is supposed to be the place where the greatest of the Telugu poets, Tikkana Somayaji, who translated the Mahabharata into Telugu, lived.

Prime Attractions of Nellore
The most important religious and tourist interest in the city include the temples of Talpagiri Ranganathaswami also known as 'Ranganayakulu', 'Mulaathanesvaraswami', 'Venugopalswami' and 'Dharmaraja'.

§ Ranganatha Temple : It is the most famous temple and the most frequented by tourists. It stands just on theRanganatha Temple southern bank of the river Pennar. The first entrance to the temple has a Galigopuram which is 29m high having seven gold Kalasams. The most important and attractive aspect in the temple is the Addalamantapam (mirror parlour). It is walled with high-class mirrors arranged at proper angles with an elevated and decorated seat for the Lord in the centre. When the deity is placed on the seat, hundreds of images are reflected and re-reflected presenting a panoramic view.

Excursions of Nellore
§ 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.

§ Pulicat Lake :
It is famous as the second largest brackish water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal. Backwaters of the sea attract large numbers of migratory water birds. It is also a well-known feeding and breeding ground for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial birds.

Places to stay in Nellore
» Hotel Shivam International Pvt. Ltd.
» Hotel Simhapuri
» Muralikrishna Boarding & Lodging
» Hotel Mayuri
» Komala Vilas
» Chandra Bhavan
» Hotel Venkataramana

Nearby Cities of Nellore
» Penchalakona: 8 km
» Jonnawada: 19 km
» Udaygiri: 98 km
» Chennai : 173 km

How to Get There
Air : The nearest airport is at Chennai.

Rail : Nellore has a railway station on the Waltair-Chennai broad gauge line.

Road : Nellore is well connected by road with all the places in the state. Tourists can take buses from any major city to this place. For local transportation taxis, autos and rickshaws are available.

General Information about Nellore
» Climate: Tropical
» Temperature Range
- Summer: Max 42°C and Min 29°C
- Winter: Max 30°C and Min 18°C
» Rainfall: Seasonal, 981 mm
» Clothing: Light Cottons
» STD Code: 0861

Tour Packages of Andhra Pradesh
1. Cultural Tour of Andhra Pradesh - SITT 30
( 6 Nights / 7 Days )

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2. Heritage Tour of South - SITT 22
( 13 Nights / 14 Days )

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