Nellore is the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Penna River in Nellore mandal of Nellore revenue division.Nellore was anciently known as Vikrama Simhapuri and the present name of the city has been derived from the Tamil word ‘neil’, which means rice, complementing its rice farming, and the Telugu Language as well as in the formation of Andhra Pradesh. Nellore was anciently known as Vikrama Simhapuri and the present name of the city has been derived from the Tamil word ‘neil’, which means rice, complementing its rice farming. It has played an important role in the emergence of the Telugu Language as well as in the formation of Andhra Pradesh.Nothing certain is known of the history of SPS Nellore before the times of the Cholas.
The middle palaeolithians flourished in the coastal area stretching from Odisha to South Arcot particularly in the YSR, Guntur and Nellore districts. This area is rich in a particular kind of flint called quartzite out of which prehistoric man made his weapons and implements.
On the banks of Pennar River lies the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. The temple belongs to 7th century and it was built by Pallava rulers. The temple stands proof of the architectural excellence of the past with stunning sculpture on the huge walls and doors. The 29-meter tall main entrance and the seven gold ‘kalasams’ spellbound you.
:This is a sacred place for pilgrims. Penchalakona is situated 80 kms away from Nellore. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha. The temple is situated on the top of Vedagiri Hills. The temple receives more importance from religious point of view as it is believed that the temple was built on the place where Lord Venkateswara had placed his feet.
Udayagiri Fort is located at an altitude of 3079 feet above sea level. Situated around 100 kms from Nellore, the fort is in a picturesque environment. The village Udayagiri is situated on hilltop and this hill is famously known as Sanjeevi Hills. A wide range of plants of medicinal value is found here. Evidences available on Udayagiri relate its history from 14th century. The place was then the capital of Langula Gajapati and then it was ruled by the famous Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar around 1512. The fort had been under the control of various rulers including Cholas, Pallavas and subsequently it came into the hands of Vijayanagar rulers. It was conquered by Islamic rulers as well.
Venkatagiri Fort is situated in Venkatagiri town. The fort was constructed by Recherla rulers in the year 1775. Surrounded by dense forest, the fort looks splendidly picturesque. The serene atmosphere in the fort calms your mind while the magnificence of the fort brings to the fore its past importance in the power game. Venkatagiri town is very famous for cotton sarees weaved in Jamdari technique.
Jonnawada attracts pilgrims from all parts of India. It is located around15km from Nellore. Out of the two Kamakshi temples constructed here, one belongs to the 12th century and it is very popular. The shrines here are dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi and Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy. A festival for 10 days is celebrated every year in grandeur. The quality involved in the construction of the temple is evident in certain parts of the temple, which are built of single stones.
Mypad Beach is a spectacular beach with lush greenery and stunning landscape. The soft sands, clear water along with the picturesque coastline make the beach top the list of the beaches in Nellore. The vast greenery before your eyes is enchanting. The beach has everything about it perfect. It offers a serene atmosphere where you can unwind yourself. The sands are tempting to have a sunbath and the trees invite you to take a walk enjoying the breeze.