Nellore

Nellore is a city and district headquarters of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of Penna River and is the fourth most populous city in the state. Nellore is famous for scenic beaches, historic forts, temples, darghas, bird and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Anuma Samudram Peta Dargah
60 kms from Nellore city limits
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Anuma Samudram Peta Dargah is located about 60 kms from Nellore city. It takes about 2 hours to reach the dargah from the city. Visitors can opt for public transport or can even book a cab and can directly reach to the destination.

Anuma Samudram Peta Dargah is a big and an ancient dargah which is also known as Khaja Rahamatulla Dargah. It is visited by people of all religions from different parts of the country. This shows a great illustration of National integrity. The dargah has some amazing ornamental work at the dome which is strikingly beautiful and worth exploring. Dargah ha...

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Ayyappa Swami Temple, Nellore
13 kms from Nellore city limits
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The Ayyappa Swami Temple is a popular religious shrine in the city of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The site is located at a distance of 13 kms from the Nellore railway station at Santhapet.

The Ayyappa Swami Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, a Hindu god worshipped primarily in parts of southern India. It is said to have been constructed in the 15th century and still stands tall over the city of Nellore. The temple has an imposing gopuram or an ornate gatehouse tower which is a characteristic of South Indian temple architecture. Within the complex of the temple stand several other sm...

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Bhagavan Sri Venkaiahswamy Mandiram
12 kms from Nellore city limits
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Bhagavan Sri Venkaiahswamy Mandiram is located in Golagamudi, which is situated 12 kms away from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state in South India. On reaching Nellore, visitors can take public transport or can even book a cab and reach directly to the temple.

The temple is devoted to Venkaiah Swamy who resided in Golagmudi. He was an Indian spiritual leader who was and is regarded as a saint by his devotees. Swamy Venkaiah was born in the year 1897 and left his mortal body on 24th August, 1982. Swamyji's Samadhi is a part of Bhagavan Sri Venkaiahswamy Ashram which is at a cl...

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Children's Park Nellore
Within Nellore city limits
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Children's park is one of the prominent parks in Nellore. The park has a vast web of the roadways. One can gain an easy access to the park by availing the service of the local transit like the buses and taxies to reach the place. It is located in Adithya Ramji Nagar, Nellore.

It is one of the beautifully maintained park with variety of flowers and plants. It is best place for children to enjoy and have fun. It consist of tall shady trees. The park houses water fountains and many slides for children. There is also a swimming pool, a skating ring and many swings within the park. The ...

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Cumbum is a town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It has a great and wide forest range which keeps the environment clean, green and cool. It is located at a distance of 205 kms from Nellore.

The forest range starts from Nandyal and continues till Kadapa. Oxygen levels are very high in this area due to the lush green trees. Roads are found in satisfactory condition. The forest is spread over a very large area. The Cumbum Cheravu (canal) which is second biggest in India. There is an area covered with red sandal trees. Lots of variations are observed throughout the forest ra...

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Kamakshi Temple is one of the major tourist attractions near the city of Nellore. Located in Jonnawada, it is situated at a distance of 12. 8 Kms from the Nellore, Andhra Pradesh and can be reached in just 30 minutes via Narasimhakonda Road by a personal vehicle. It is a sacred place just outside the city borders and it is visited by devotees from all over the country.

Kamakshi Temple, also known as Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tayee Ammavari Temple is located at the banks of the Penna River. This ancient temple was built in the year 1150 A. D. The temple is dedicated to goddess...

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Kandeleru Dam
60 kms from Nellore city limits
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This dam is the world's biggest earth dam with 68 TMC of water storage spread over 11 square kilometres. This huge reservoir is part of Telugu Ganga project meant for supplying Krishna river water to Chennai citizens. Located about 60 kms away form Nellore, on the way to Rapur, this river originates in Velugonda hills and it flows across Gudur.

It was constructed across the Kandaleru river by G. Raghupathi. This dam was conceptualised in 1987 and paper work done in 1989 when the execution started. After seven years of concerted efforts, this dam was finally completed in 1995. At th...

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Kanigiri Reservoir
22 kms from Nellore city limits
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The Kanigiri reservoir is a large water tank in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The place is situated in the North-West of Buchireddipalem, at a distance of about 22 kms from the Nellore railway station at Santhapet.

Designed by British irrigation engineer, Sir Arthur Cotton, in the colonial era, the Kanigiri Reservoir is a big body of water with a check dam. The reservoir has a boundary of small shrubs and other forms of greenery which greatly adds to its natural beauty. The check dam has water on one side, and a number of old rocks on the other. The reservoir has been and continues to b...

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Kotha Koduru Beach
20 kms from Nellore city limits
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Kotha Koduru beach is one of the prominent beach in Nellore. The beach has a vast web of the roadways. One can gain an easy access to the beach by availing the service of the local transit like the buses and taxies to reach the beach. The beach is located at a distance of 20 kms from Nellore.

It is exquisite beach facing the boisterious waters of the enormous Bay of Bengal, the beach is famous tourist attraction. The white and golden sand of the beach adorned with the rocky cliffs and towering palm trees and elegance to its appearence. It is also considered as an ideal spot for pra...

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Krishnapatnam Beach
24 kms from Nellore city limits
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Krishnapatnam beach is one of the prominent beaches in Nellore. The beach is located at a distance of 24 kms from Nellore.

Krishnapatnam or Kistnapatam is a port town in Muthukur mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for its ports and beaches. The long stretch of golden sand shifting silently under the feet and the palm trees dotting the beach can be captivating and inviting. The beach is kept well maintained and clean. The beach is full of activity in the early morning hours and in the evenings. Walking along the beaches during sunrise and sunset is a pleasan...

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Mahimaluru
70 kms from Nellore city limits
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Mahimaluru is a small village in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

The main occupation of the villagers is cultivation. It is a village chiefly famous for its temples. Sri Venugopal Swami's Temple is the first and the most ancient temple here. It is considered to be special as it was built during the time of Emperor Sri Krishna Devarayas. The temple also has a Dvajastambha, a sanctuary, Tulsi Castle, an ancient well, a flower garden and the ancient shrine Swami Mandir. Sita Rama Lakshmana Sameta Abhaya Anjaneya Swamy Mandir is another famous temple here. It was built using pure white mar...

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Mannar Poluru Alghu Malluru Krishnaswamy temple is located in Mannar Poluru village near Sullurpeta in SPSR Nellore district. This place is believed to be the land of wrestlers or Malla Yodhas. It was built at the glory time of king Manumasiddhi, who ruled Nellore in 13th century. It is located at a distance of 98 kms from Nellore.

This temple has many shrines and sub-shrines, apart from having a fairly spacious temple tank. It is believed that this temple was constructed by the Cholas in or around the 10th century and was improved upon by the 'Manumasiddi' rulers of Nellore around...

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Masthana Vali Dargah, Kasumuru
25 kms from Nellore city limits
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The Masthana Vali Dargah is situated on the west of Venkatachalam Mandal, 25 Kms away from Nellore. The tomb of Syed Kareem Ulla Shah Qadri lies in Kasumuru village. Kasumuru Masthana was one of the great fakirs of 18th century. This shrine is known for its extraordinary healing powers from physical as well as spiritual ailments.

Legend has it that Masthana Vali Baba was born at Tiruchinapalli in Tamil Nadu. After spending his childhood, he left his home and started a penance attaining several supernatural powers. He wandered several places before ending his life in Guntur on May 2...

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Mypad Beach
25 kms from Nellore city limits
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Mypad beach is one of the prominent beaches in Nellore. It is located on the west coast of Bay of Bengal, at a distance of 25 kms from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

The beach is maintained by the state tourism board, APTDC. It is one of the most visited places in Nellore. It is safe and amazing place to relax with family especially when your kids want to have some water and sand fun. It is unique beach because of its long, uninterruped stretch of greenery. It is also known as the Mypadu beach. The crystal clear waters and the golden sands of the beach make a heady mix for travellers w...

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Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary
80 kms from Nellore city limits
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Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions near the City of Nellore. Located in Ayyapalem, It is situated at a distance of around 80 km from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The Sanctuary is renowned nationally and internationally for its thousands of bird habitants flying in from different parts of the world.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 458 hectares near the village of Nelapattu. The Sanctuary is an important breeding ground for a lot of beautiful birds and it is a special breeding site for Flamingos, spot-billed pelicans, white ibis, open bill...

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Located at a distance of about 2. 3 km from the main city of Nellore, The Nellore District Archaeological Museum is being operated by the Department of Archaeology and Museums of Andhra Pradesh state. It is situated in the Magunta Layout area of Nellore city, close to RTC Bus Stand.

Nellore District Museum is located in Saraswati Nagar on the Magunta under bridge road. It is a small red colored nondescript building. It houses some 7 sections. The first one has displays of tools of neolithic and paleolithic age which were found around Nellore. The second section has a few terraco...

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Patu Ru
12 kms from Nellore city limits
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Patu Ru is a small village which is located in the Kovur taluk of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state in South India. It is about 12 kms away from the Nellore city.

Nellore city is famous for its religious and spiritual legacy. Apart from these it is also fulfilled with diverse cultural heritage. One of those rich heritages lies at the Patu Ru village. The village has about 300 years of history. Patu Ru village was once known for the great Telegu poet, Tikkana Somayaji, who translated Mahabharata (Sanskrit epic of ancient India) into Telegu. Today, Patu Ru village is famous fo...

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Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is one of the major tourist attractions near the city of Nellore. Located in Rapur Mandal, The temple is located at a distance of 78 kms from the city of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

Penchalakona Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple also referred to as The Penusila Lakshmi Swamy Temple is a renowned temple situated at the foothills of Vedagiri hills. The prime deity in the temple is the Lord Narasimha. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Narasimha is believed to be an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. The idol of the Lord Narasimha is a Swayambhu i....

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Penchlokana Falls
76 kms from Nellore city limits
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Penchalokana waterfalls may just be the most mystical waterfalls in India due to the relation it shares with the divine. Located at a distance of about 76 kms from the main city of Nellore, the Penchalokana Falls are no less than a nature's delight.

Penchalakona is a Hindu pilgrimage site because it is the place where Lord Narasimha is worshipped in the form of a huge rock. The place is known for Sri Penusila Narasimha Swamy temple near to the city of Nellore. Penchalakona Falls is one of the major attractions in the village. As per the legend, Sage Kanva used to live near the b...

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Pulicat Lake and Bird Sanctuary
101 kms from Nellore city limits
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Pulicat Lake and Bird Sanctuary is located around 101 kms away from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and is a protected area in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa.

This tiny seashore town , Pulicat has an amazing scenic beauty. It offers an invigorating and thrilling experience of expedition. Among travelers, Pulicat is best known for two things: Pulicat Lake and Pulicat Bird Sanctuary.

The Pulicat bird sanctuary is the second largest in India. Spread ov...

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Sanjeevi Hills
96 kms from Nellore city limits
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Sanjeevi Hills is one of the major tourist attractions in the city. Located in Udayagiri, it is situated at a distance of 96 kms from the Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. These beautiful hills are renowned for their lush greenery, picturesque view and for housing the infamous Udayagiri fort.

Sanjeevi Hills are also known as Udayagiri hills. Because of the presence of several medicinal herbs and plants of medicinal value on the hill, the Udayagiri hills are renowned as Sanjeevi hills. These hills are 994 metres or 3261 feet tall and also consist of several waterfalls and cliffs. ...

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Satyanarayana Swamy Temple is located in Brahmin Street, Santhapet, which is within the city limits of Nellore. The temple is about 3. 5 km away from the Nellore city center. Visitors can take public transport or can even book a cab and directly reach to the destination.

The temple is the replica of the Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Temple which is situated in Annavaram of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh state. The temple is devoted to Lord Satyanarayana and has the main idol of him which is worshipped regularly by the devotees. The temple also has the idols of Lord Shiv...

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Somasila Dam
92 kms from Nellore city limits
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This dam is constructed across the Penna River near Somasila at Nellore district. Built in the 1980s, today it is the major source of irrigation for agricultural lands in the entire Penna delta. The reservoir impounded by the dam has a surface area of 212. 28 km square with live storage capacity of 1. 994 km cube. It is the biggest storage reservoir in Penna river basin and can store all the inflows from its catchment area in a normal year. It is located at a distance of 92 kms from Nellore.

The dam is surrounded by Eastern Ghats and looks beautiful with is rich flora and fauna. It...

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Space Museum, Nellore
15 kms from Nellore city limits
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Space Museum, Nellore is a district science museum. Located at not more than 15 kms from the city of Nellore, it lies on the Nellore Chennai highway.

The museum is a small three storey building. There is a park infornt of the building which has many science models for display. It is less of a museum and more of an Activity Centre for children. Various project exhibitions of the children from nearby schools as well as visits are arranged to the museum.

It takes about an hour to explore the museum and look around the premises. Space Museum, Nellore can be visited durin...

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Chengalamma Temple is a historic temple located in Nellore district. This temple is in Sullurpeta, located on the banks of Kalangi river. The temple lies to the southern tip of Sullurpeta which is well connected with major cities. It is located at a distance of 98 kms from Nellore City.

It is a beautifully constructed temple. It was said that during the 10th century, few cow takers while swimming in the Kalangi river saw the goddess idol, and they immediately informed the villagers. The villagers reached the place but they could not move the idol from its place. Next day to their s...

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Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, Nellore
18.8 kms from Nellore city limits
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Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple is located in the locality Buchireddipalem, which is about 18. 8 kms away from Nellore city.

Construction of Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple began in the year 1765 by Sri Dodla Rami Reddy. The construction was completed in the year 1784. The temple has the idol of Sri Kodandarama Swamy, also known as Lord Rama, along with the idol of Sita Devi and Lakshamana Swamy, which are worshipped in the temple by the devotees. Other idols of gods are also placed in the temple such as Chaturbahuvu Lakshmi Ammavaru and Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy.

Sri Kodand...

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One of the most popular pilgrim centres of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tayee Ammavari Temple is a divine place in Jonnawada, located on the bank of river Pennar. Situated at a distance of about 12 kms from Nellore, the village is a part of Bucchireddipalem Mandal. This temple helps the small village of Jonnawada to bring its significance on the maps of Andhra Pradesh.

It is said that in Tretayuga, the great sage Kashyapa, visited bhoolokam (the Earth) in order to perform Yagnam. He chose north of Vedadri as Yagna Vatika (place to perform Yagna). After the co...

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Sri Mulasthaneswara Temple is a 1400 years old temple is located in the Mulapet area of Nellore city. The Manumasidhi rulers of Nellore constructed the Raja Gopuram tower here.

According to the temple legends, once there lived a person named Mukanti Reddy, who used to graze cattle in the forest. One day Mukanti noticed that one of his cow is not yielding milk and instructed the cowherd to keep an eye on that particular cow to find out why it is not giving milk. Cowherd noticed that cow moved away from the others and emptying it's milk on an ant-hill. Seeing this, he raised his axe ...

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Sri Raja Rajeshwar Temple is a very famous Ammavari temple located at Durgamitta in Nellore district. It is located within Nellore city limits.

The deity inside the main temple is of Sri Rajarajeshwari Ammavaru. There is an ancient story related to the construction of the temple. Sri Sri Arul Jyothi Nagaraja Murthy Peetadhipathi of Sri Raja Rajeshwari Peetam in Arcot district of Tamil Nadu was resting at Durgamitta while travelling to Vijayawada in 1965. While resting, he felt the presence of Goddess Rajarajeshwari in the land opposite to his side. Thus, the feeling that a temp...

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Sri Siddeswara Swamy Temple is Vishnu temple located at Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 38 kms from the north-eastern side of Nellore. This temple is under Archeological protection. It is very close to the Bay of Bengal. Rock inscriptions say that the temple was built by the Pallava king Narsimha Varma in the 9th century.

This is a sacred temple and faces western side. The temple was constructed by a trading community known as 'Pekkandru'. It is dated back to the 13th century. The temple doors and walls are covered with carvings and inscriptions. The temple is spread over a large...

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Sri Thalpagiri Ranganadha Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, a resting form of Lord Vishnu. It is said to be built in 12th century and is located on the banks of river Penna. It is also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Ranganayakulu. The structure that stands today is the renovated version of the original temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy.

There is a large tower called 'Gaaligopuram' or 'Gopuram' (meaning 'wind tower') at the entrance of the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. It is about 70 feet high and there is 10 feet of golden plated tower on top of ...

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Subramanya Swamy Temple, Nellore
95 kms from Nellore city limits
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Subramanya Swami temple is a place of religious significance in the district of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The site is located at a distance of about 95 kms from the centre of Nellore city.

The temple is said to have been constructed by Chola rules in the 10th and 11th centuries. However, the temple has seen a number of additions and renovation work. Yet its most remarkable feature is the Vasanta Mandapam, which is in the form of a chariot pulled by a pair of horses. It stands on 64 pillars which have beautiful sculptures depicting tales from the Ramayana and the Puranas. The base of...

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Udayagiri Fort is a hidden gem for tourists near the city of Nellore. Located in Udayagiri, It is situated at a distance of 95 Kms from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Udayagiri Fort is a rare combination of the great architecture of various different cultures.

Udayagiri Fort is located in a blissful environment at a height of 3079 feet from the sea level. The fort originally consisted of thirteen separate strongholds- eight of these strongholds were situated on the hill and five were situated below. It also consisted of several beautiful temples and gardens. There are remains of ancient ...

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One among the many serene and alluring temples near Nellore, is the Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Komarapudi. Situated at a distance of about 15. 6 kms from the main city of Nellore, the temple is a must-visit holy destination for all pilgrims.

The temple is present on the banks of Penna river (Pinakini or Penneru) and is dedicated to Swayambhu Lord Narasimha Swamy (Fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu). The Godess here in Narasimha Konda is called as Chenchu Lakshmi. This abode of Lord Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is surrounded by the lush green forest or jun...

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Venkatagiri Mallamma Temple
83 kms from Nellore city limits
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Venkatgiri Mallamma Temple is a prominent religious attraction near Nellore city. It is located at a distance of 83 kms from Nellore city.

Venkatgiri Mallamma Temple is located on top of the Horsley hills. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mallamma and it is one of the most well known temples in Horsley hills. The initial name for Horsley hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda. According to legend, a little girl called Mallamma lived on the hills and cured the tribal people. However one day she suddenly disappeared leading the locals to believe that she had turned into a Godess due t...

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Venkatgiri Raja Palace also known as the Venkatgiri Fort, located at a distance of about 74 kms from Nellore city, is one of the most prominent and historic attractions in the District.

Constructed in the 17th century, Venkatagiri Fort is a well-known place of interest in Nellore. This huge architectural marvel reflects the South Indian style of architecture of the bygone era. The front part of the fort is called Indra Mahal, which please all aesthetics. The magnificent Venkatagiri Fort was once the ruling throne of the Recherla rulers. Bordered by thick forests and a wide vari...

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