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Adilabad District

This district was earlier called as Ethlabad. This district was formed in the year 1905. The Adilabad district is bounded by Maharastra State in the East, West and North directions, Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts in the South direction. Main rivers are Godavari, Penganga, Pranahita and Kadem . The water sources to this district are Kadem Project at Lakkipet, Vattivagu Project on Vattivagu, Satnalavagu project on Rallavagu and Chelamalavagu project on Chelamalavagu at Ekkapally village. Pochampadu Reservoir on river Godavari caters the water supply to the farm fields. Adilabad, Nirmal, Bellampalli, Mandamarri, Sirpur, Mancheryal, Lakshettipeta. are main towns. The District is occupied with 50% of Forest area, and hosts Three wild life sanctuaries; Pranahita is famous for Tigers, Jaguars, Deer and different Birds, Shivaram is famous for Crocodiles, Monkeys, Foxes and Spotted deer, Kawal is famous for Tigers, Jaguars, Deer's and Panthers. The mineral Wealth found in this district is Coal, Hematite. The Bamboo's from the forest feeds the Sirpur paper mill at Sirpur Khaghaz Nagar, which was established in 1938. World Famous Nirmal Paintings and Toys, and Bell Metal Craft are the handicrafts of this District. The temple of Goddess Saraswathi, the one and only temple of this deity in South India, located at Basar is a famous pilgrim place.

Adilabad at a glance :

Adilabad at a glance :
Head Quarters Adilabad
Area 16,128 sq.km
Summer Max 46C and Min 30C
Winter Max 31 and Min 15C
Rainfall Seasonal, 1045 mm


Area wise, this District is the biggest district in Andhra Pradesh. The boundaries of Anantapur district are Cuddapah district, Chittoor district and Karnataka State border, Karnataka State and Kurnool district in the East, South, West and North directions respectively. Main rivers are Penna, Chitravathi, Kunderu, Hagari. Tungabhadra Upper Canal is the only source of water for Irrigation. The major source of drinking water is through Handri- Niva Sujala Sravanthi Project. Andhra and Karnataka States Joint Project at Hampi on River Tungabadra fulfill the electricity needs of this district. Some proposals are made for constructing Maddhileru Reservoir on Maddhileru canal at Adavi Brahmanapally. 10% of the area of the district is occupied by forest. It is one of the four districts of Rayalaseema. Main towns are Anantapur, Hindupur, Kadiri, Tadipatri, Dharmavaram, Rayadurg. One of the four Industrial development centers approved by the Government of India is in this district. This district is often affected by drought. The occupations are silk production and agriculture. There are three Universities in the district viz.,Sri Krishna devaraya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and Sri Satya Sai university. Leather Puppets and Toys are the handicrafts of this district. Rayadurg, Gooty and Penukonda Forts, Bhogasamudram, Timmam Marrimanu, Enumaladhoddi, Alur waterfall and a no. of temples are worth visiting in this district. It is 354 kms from Hyderabad, 213 kms from Bangalore. It is connected to most important cities of the state by Road. Ananthapur railway station is 354 Km from Hyderabad, 288 Km from Tirupati and 213 Km from Bangalore. Ananthapur is 354 Km from Hyderabad and 213 Km away from Bangolore Airport.

Anantapur at a glance :
Head Quarters Anantapur
Area 19,130 sq.km
Summer 30C - 40C
Winter 20C. - 27C
Rainfall Seasonal

Chittoor District

This District was formed in the year 1911. The Chittoor district is bounded by Tamilnadu State in the South and East, Karnataka State in the West, Cuddapah and Anantapur Districts in the North directions. Main rivers are Papaghni, Koundinya, Paleru, Aarani, Swarnamukhi. The Drinking Water needs of the district are fulfilled by Galeru-Nagari-Sujala Sravanthi Project. Electricity is supplied to this district through Thunga Bhadra Hydro Electric Project. The water Supply to this district is mainly through Aarani Project, Peddheru Reservoir on peddheru, a tributary of Papaghni, Bugga dam on Kusastathi, Mallimadugu on Racha canal and Kalinga project on Kalinga canal. Main towns are Madanapalli, Srikalahasthi, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Renugunta. Wooden crafts, Kalamkari and Bell Metal and stone crafts are the main handicrafts of this district. Horsely Hills, Chandragiri Hills, Kailasakona waterfalls, Kalyani Dam, Nagari Hills, Madanapalle, Pisatur Araniyar Project, Puttur village, Thalakona waterfalls, Silathoranam, Papanasanam, Kaundinya Sanctuary and Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and National Park are main places of interest and Tirupati, Srikalahasthi, Tiruchunur, Sri Kanipakam. are the places of religious importance. Sugar, Textile, Alcohol, Moped, Railway wagon workshop, Star - Tech Ceramics, Brass and Copper are the main industries of the district. The forest area supplements the Teak and rich Red Sandal wood, which gets exported, earning lots of foreign currency to the Nation. Apart from this, Honey, Tamarind, and many Ayurvedic plants are by-products of this forest. The District hosts Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary for Protecting Tigers, Hyena's at Chandragiri and Koundinya Sanctuaries. All Degree colleges in this district are affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University. Chittoor is well connected by rail and road. Nearest airport is at Tirupati, the headquarters of Chittoor district.

Chittoor at a glance :
Head Quarters Chittoor
Area 15,152 sq.km
Summer Max 43C, Min 30C
Winter Max 29C, Min 21C
Rainfall 908.1 mm Seasonal

Cuddapah District

The boundaries of Cuddapah district are Nellore, Anantapur and Chittoor districts in the East, West and South respectively, Kurnool and Prakasam districts in the North directions. Main rivers are Penna, Chitravathi, Kunderu, Papaghni, Sagileru and Cheyeru. Starting at Sunkesula Dam on Tungabadra river Cuddapah-Kurnool (K.C) Canal flows through Cuddapah and Kurnool districts providing water to 4000 Hectares of cultivable land. Handhri Nivas Sujala Sravanthi project and Pulivendula Canal were under construction for Irrigation. Proposals are made to construct a Reservoir on Buggavanka river at Ippapenta village. The main source of drinking water to this district is Galer-Nagari-Sujalasravanthi Canal. Main towns are Cuddapah, Rajampet, Proddatur, Rayachoti. Nandaluru, Masjid-E-Azam, Vempalli, Jammalamadugu, Gandikota fort and Chand Phira Gumbadh are the main places of interest and Tallapaka, Pushpagiri, Siddhavatam, Vontimetta, Jyoti Jammalamadugu, and Proddatur temples Pothuloori Veerabramendra Swamy Mutt at KandhimallayaPalli are the places of religious importance. Handloom Industry at Madhavaram is one of the major sources of Income to this district. The Forest area caters the Timber, as well as Rare Red Sandalwood that earns the foreign currency to the Nation is found only in this district. Wild life such as Tigers, Jaguars, etc is found in these forests. Asbestos Minning processing unit at Pulivendula. Cuddapah is well connected by road and rail with other parts of the state.

Cuddapah at a glance :
Head Quarters Cuddapah
Area 15,359 sq.km
Summer 30C - 44C
Winter 21C - 30C
Rainfall 695 mm (Seasonal)

East Godavari District

This district was formed in the year 1904. The boundaries of East Godavari are Bay of Bengal in the East and South, Khammam district in the West and Vishakapatnam district in the North directions. Main rivers are Godavari, Eleru, Pampa, and Sabari. Electricity supply to this district is mainly through Thermal Power station at Rajahmundry, Machkand Hydro Power project and Natural gas Power station at Vijjeswaram. Dhavaleshwaram Project built on the river Godavari Supplies waters to Major parts of the farming lands, Eleru is another small Irrigation project. Coringa Crocodile Sanctuary and PapiKonda Wild Life Sanctuaries Protecting Tigers, Foxes, and different kinds of Birds on the banks of the river Godavari speak on the concern towards the conservation of Wild life in these areas. Main towns are Kakinada, Rajamundry, Tuni, Samarlakot, Amalapuram, Mandapeta, Rajole. Andhra Paper Mill, Godavari and Nagarjuna Fertilizers, Sugar factories at Samarlakota and Pittahpuram, Plywood unit at Rampachodavaram, Dairy, Hatchery and Piggary Forms, Fisheries, Spinning and Saw Mills are main industries of the district. This district has Small Scale Industries of Musical instruments at Pitahpuram. Educational Institutes Come under Andhra University. Coringa and Papikonda wild life Santuaries, Adurru, a Buddhist centre, Papikondalu, Rajahmundry bridge and Andhra paper mills are main places of interest and Kukkuteswara Temple at Pitahpuram, Sri Sathya Narayana Swamy Temple at Annavaram, Draksharamam, Sri Jagan Mohini Chennakesava Swamy Temple at Ryali, Kotilingeswara temple at Rajahmundry, Appanapalle temple, Kumararamam at Samarlakota, and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Antarvedi are worth visiting. Bell metal craft is the main handicraft of this district. The Forest area Occupies 29% of the total area, and Surplus Timber is extracted from these forests, especially the Bamboo's which feeds the Andhra Paper Mills situated at Rajahmundry. District hosts Kakinada Port that is Second biggest port in Andhra Pradesh. Kakinada, the headquarters of East Godavari district is well connected by rail and road. Kakinada is located 60 kms from Rajahmundry and 162 kms from Visakhapatnam. It is well connected by Road.

East Godavari at a glance :
Head Quarters Kakinada
Area 10,807 sq.km

Guntur District

The boundaries of this are Krishna district and Bay of Bengal in the East, Prakasam district in the South, Mahabubnagar district in the West and Krishna and Nalgonda districts in the North directions. Krishna, Chandravanka, Naagileru, GundlaKamma are main rivers. Chief water source for the farming lands are from the Nagarjuna Sagar Right bank, and from the Buckingham Canal of the Krishna Barrage. A stone dam constructed across Naguleru river at Dachepalli irrigates about 350 acres of land. Agriculture is the principle occupation of people of this district. Paddy is cultivated twice a year. The Agricultural income of the district is Rs.200 crores, contributing to the extent of 1/16th of the agricultural income of the State. A Research center was established in Laam near Guntur for the development of super quality seeds. The Electricity is supplied to this district mainly through Nagarjuna Sagar Project and Machkand Project. Guntur, Bapatla, Tenali, Narasaraopeta and Ponnur are main towns. Stupas at Amaravati, Bhattiprolu, and Kesanapally, Undavalli caves, Ettipothla Water falls, Nagarjunakonda, Bapatla beach, Amaravathi museum Lam, Nagarjunasagar - srisailam Sanctuary, NTR Manasa Sarovar, and Kondavidu Fort are the main places of interest. Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy Temple, Kotappakonda Temple, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple at Ponnuru, Sri Laxmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple at Macherla, temples at Amaravati, Tenali, Hinkar Thirtha Jain temple and Phirangipuram Mary Matha Church are the main places of religious importance. Durgistone craft is the main handicraft of this district. Tobacco, Handloom, Silk, Sangam Dairy, Cement Factories at Thadepalli and Macherla, Andhra Fertilizers and Jute mill at Guntur are the main industries of this district. World famous Nagarjuna Hill is in this district. The Forest in these Lands doesn't yield much of the Timber, but some Household Commodities are produced in the forests. Social Forestry drive has been set in the district growing forests on large scales. Copper, Iron ore, Silica, and the Ores used in Cement Manufacturing are the Minerals available in these lands. Nagarjuna University, A.C.College, Hindu College at Guntur and Agricultural College at Bapatla are the focal points for the students, besides Engineering Colleges. Guntur is an important railway junction of the South. It is well connected by road. Guntur is located 32 kms from Vijayawada. And 292 Kms from Hyderabad. It is well connected by Road.

Guntur District at a glance :
Head Quarters Guntur
Area 11,391 sq.km