Gudivada is a city in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Gudivada mandal in Gudivada revenue division. It is one of the cities in the state to be a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.
It is Twenty sixth most populous city in the state with a population of 118,167.The name Gudivada was derived from Gudi meaning Temple and Vada means Settlement or town in Telugu language. The presence of Habitation at this town may be dated back to 3rd Century BCE or 2nd Century BCE since the time of Sathavahanas as per some inscriptions. Archaeological excavations conducted at Gudivada yielded an ancient Buddhist Stupa Mound and Jain relics. Gudivada is religiously diversified small town with many Hindu Temples and important Jain Tirth of Bhagawan Parshvanath located at market road.
In Gudivada Venkateshwara Swamy temple is famous. Venkateswara Swamy temple can be categorised under Religious places.
The majestic NTR Stadium here is unique, for it was built entirely by private initiative under the inspiration of the son of the soil - late Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. The stadium, perched on a 10.2 acre-land, is, in fact, NTR's gift to this place where he spent his childhood.