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About Nellore

The city of Nellore is situated on the banks of River Penna, in the Nellore District, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This place serves as the headquarters of the Nellore district. Nellore is the 4th most populated state in Andhra Pradesh. Nellore is also a historical city in Andhra Pradesh. The city was once ruled by the most powerful dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, Cholas, Mauryas, Satavahanas, and the Chedi Dynasty. Even King Ashoka ruled over Nellore in the 3rd Century B.C. as part of his kingdom.

The beauty of modern-day Nellore lies in its vibrant cosmopolitanism and industrial growth, which has thrived while leaving the historical aspects of the city undisturbed. Situated on the banks of River Penna, Nellore is loved for its prawns and shrimp.  Its fertile land is also known for producing large scale sugarcane and rice along with other crops as well.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh, specifically in Nellore, are Udayagiri Fort, which is situated on a hilltop, at an altitude of 3,079 feet, offering a panoramic view of Nellore city. The historical Venkatagiri Fort is located in this town, which is also home to the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, which is home to over 1,500 pelicans along with several other rare species of migratory birds. The famous 7th Century Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple on the banks of Pennar River was built by the Pallavas and still stands today. You can also visit Penchalakona, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state. 

One of the most beautiful places to relax in, in Nellore is Pulicat Lake, which is shared by the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The quiet, serene and pollution-free environment attract many birds, which makes it the ideal place for bird watching and picnics. Apart from the Pulicat Lake, you can also check out Mypadu Beach, Nellapattu Sanctuary, Pulicat and Bird Sanctuary, Kandaleru Dam, along with the Children’s Park in Nellore that has a playground and a skating rink.

The tropical city of Nellore experiences warm summers and windy monsoons with relatively heavy rainfall. Nellore, being almost at sea level, also has many beaches where you can enjoy cool winds throughout the year. The winters are not very cold, but they are a little dry. The average annual rainfall is 984 mm.

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