Teluguinfo.com :: Teluguinfo.com, about CHITTOOR DISTRICT, CHITTOOR DISTRICT, CHITTOOR. - Naren Janyavula

CHITTOOR DISTRICT

History

The word Chittoor is combination of two words Chit (=small) and ooru (=place), which translates to small town. In ancient days, Chittoor was part of Thondai Nadu.

Chittoor District was formed on 1 April 1911, taking Chittoor, Palamaneru, Chandragiri from the thenNorth Arcot District of Madras State and Madanapalli, Vayalpadu from Kadapa and Punganur, Sri Kalahasti, Karvetinagar from Zamindari provinces to form united Chittoor district. Later in the Apri1 1 1960 319 villages of chittoor district were added into the then Kanchipuram districtand Thiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu through the demands of Ma. Po. Si. and other leaders.

Chandragiri, a suburban area of Tirupati served as fourth capital of Vijayanagar Empire.

Click to top

Head Quarters: Chittoor

The district was situated between 78º 30′ and 79º 55E, of the eastern longitudes and 12º 37′ and 14ºN, of northern latitudes. It is bounded on the north by Anantapur and Cuddapah districts, on the east by Nellore and Chengai-Anna districts of Tamilnadu, on the south by North Arcot Ambedkar & Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu and on the west by Kolar District of Karnataka state. The district has population of 41,70,468 as per the 2011 census which accounts for 4.92% of the total population of the State with 11.33% decadal growth.

.

Click to top

Geographical Profile
Item
Units
Figure
Source
Area
In ‘000 Sq. Km
15.2
Census 2011
Population
In Persons
41,70,468
Male
In Persons
20,83,505
Female
In Persons
20,86,963
Urban
In Persons
12,28,887
Rural
In Persons
29,41,581
Population Growth (decadal)
%
11.33
Population Density (Person/Sq.Km)
Ratio
275
Literacy
%
72.36
Male
%
81.15
Female
%
63.65
Urbanisation
%
29.47
Workers as % of total population
%
46.79
2001
Workers % of main Workers
%
83.44
Household industries
%
3.72
Area under Food & Non-Food crops
Area in Hectares
4,08,348
2012
Mining & Quarrying (Vermiculate – top)
Qty in tonnes
25,746
Forest Area under the control of Forest Department
Area in Hectares
4,52,018
Gross irrigated area as % of gross cropped area
%
23.41
Value of output of major crops
%
-
Per capita food grain production
%
-
Road Length per 100 sq.km.
In Sq.km
122.9
Post offices per 100,000 persons
Ratio
21.41
Bank branches per 100,000 persons
Ratio
8.56
Population per bank
In Thousands
11.81
Per capita bank deposits
Rs. In Crores
37970.31
Per capita bank credit
In Rs.
23545.07
Per capita bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
55.87
2010
Per ha. bank credit to agriculture
In Rs.
57.07
Per capita bank credit to Industries
In Rs.
29.47
.

Click to top

Major Crops 2011-12
Crop
Area in hectares
Out-turn in tonnes
Source
Rice
51,106
1,68,930
2011-12
Ragi
7,301
8,601
Red gram(Tuar)
8,031
1,205
Horse gram(Kulthi)
5,015
2,955
Groundnut
1,46,159
1,28,436
Coconut
3,448
29,377
Mangoes
57,713
4,05,145
Sugar cane
28,405
2,60,953
.

Click to top

Major Mineral Production
Mineral
Quantity
(Tonnes)
Value
(‘000 Rs.)
Source
Quartz/Quarzite
1,700
279
2011-12
.

Click to top

Mandal Information
Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
1
Peddamandyam
23
K V P Puram
2
Thamballapalle
24
Narayanavanam
3
Mulakala
cheruvu
25
Vadamala
peta
4
Peddathippa Samudram
26
Tirupati Rural
5
B.Kothakota
27
Kammapalle
6
Kurabalakota
28
Chandragiri
7
Gurramkonda
29
Chinnagottigallu
8
Kalakada
30
Rompicherla
9
Kambhamvari
palle
31
Pileru
10
Yerravaripalem
32
Kalikiri
11
Tirupati Urban
33
Vayalpad
12
Renigunta
34
Nimmanapalle
13
Yerpedu
35
Mandopalle
14
Srikalahasti
36
Ramasamudram
15
Thottambedu
37
Punganur
16
Buchinaidu Khandriga
38
Chowdepalle
17
Varadaiahpalem
39
Somala
18
Satyavedu
40
Sodam
19
Nagalapuram
41
Pulicherla
20
Pichatur
42
Pakala
21
Vijaya Puram
43
Veduru Kuppam
22
Nindra
44
Puttur
Mandal
Code
Mandal Name
45
Nagari
46
Karvetinagar
47
Srirangaraja Puram
48
Palasamudram
49
Gangadhara Nellore
50
Penumuru
51
Puthalapattu
52
Irala
53
Thavanampalle
54
Chittoor
55
Gudipala
56
Yadamari
57
Bangarupalem
58
Palamaner
59
Gangavaram
60
Pedda Panjani
61
Baireddi Palle
62
Venkatagiri Kota
63
Ramakuppam
64
Santhi Puram
65
Gudi Palle
66
Kuppam
.

Click to top

Chittoor : MLA List
SNo Name of the Elected Candidate Party Constituency
01 G.SHANKAR Telugu Desam Thamballapalle
02 CHINTHALA RAMACHANDRA REDDY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Pileru
03 DR. DESAI THIPPA REDDY. M.S. Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Madanapalle
04 PEDDIREDDIGARI RAMACHANDRA REDDY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Punganur
05 CHEVIREDDY BHASKAR REDDY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Chandragiri
06 M. VENKATARAMANA Telugu Desam Tirupati
07 GOPALA KRISHNA REDDY BOJJALA Telugu Desam Srikalahasti
08 TALARI ADITYA TARACHANDRAKANTH Telugu Desam Satyavedu (SC)
09 R.K ROJA Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Nagari
10 NARAYANASWAMY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Gangadhara Nellore (SC)
11 D. A. SATHYA PRABHA Telugu Desam Chittoor
12 M. SUNIL KUMAR Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Puthalapattu (SC)
13 N.AMARANATH REDDY Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party Palamaner
14 NARA CHANDRA BABU NAIDU Telugu Desam Kuppam
.

.

Click to top

TOURISM in Chittoor District

1. Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a landmark vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.

The Tirumala Hills are part of Seshachalam Hills range. The hills are 853m above sea level. The Hills comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads ofAdisesha. The seven peaks are called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri. The temple lies on the seventh peak -Venkatadri, on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini, a holy water tank. Hence the temple is also referred to as "Temple of Seven Hills". Tirumala town covers about 10.33 square miles (27 km2) in area.

The Temple is constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD. The Garbagriha(Sanctum Sanctorum) is called Ananda Nilayam. The preciding deity, Venkateswara, is in standing posture and faces east in Garbha griha. The temple follows Vaikhanasa Agama tradition of worship. The temple is one of the eight Vishnu Swayambhu Kshetras and is listed as 106th and the last earthly Divya Desam. The Temple premises had two modern Queue complex buildings to organize the piligrim rush, Tarigonda Venkamamba Annaprasadam complex for free meals to Pilgrims, hair tonsure buildings and a number of pilgrim lodging sites.

It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth, and the most-visited place of worship in the world. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world.

There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala. According to one legend, the temple has a murti (deity) of Lord Venkateswara, which it is believed shall remain here for the entire duration of the present Kali Yuga.

Must See Places near Tirumala

Sri Swamy Pushkarani lake

A holy lake situated within the premises of Sri Venkateshwara temple. It holds much religious significance and devotees believes that Lord Venkateshwara, almighty of Vaikuntha takes his bathe with his consorts. The Garuda, cupola of Lord Balaji is believed to brought this lake water, hence the lake is considered sacred and redolent. Purity of this tank water shares its credentials with one of the most sacred river Gange. So an ablution in this tank is considered acordant and fortunate which brings prosperity to devotees. It is assumed to cure diseases and free from sins.

Sri Govindraja Swamy temple

It is second most visited shrine after Sri Venkateshwara temple. Presiding deity is Lord Krishna, incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There are small shrins inside the temple premises dedicated to Lord parthasarathy. Goddedd Andal and Lord Venkateshwara. An impressive gopuram adds its lure.

Konai Waterfalls

A wonderful waterfalls located on Chennai-Tirupati road, around 90 km from west Chennai and 76 km from Tirupati. The highest waterfall in Andra pradesh, measuring 270 feet, streams down from the rugged mountain top. The water is rich in minerals and flows through herbs and exhibits medicinal properties. It is declared as biosphere reserve by Indian government as it is rich in fauna and flora. One can even enjoy film shootings. Excellent place to chill out.

Other Places

This temple city is flooded with variety of temples. There are nearly 31 temples and 7 Kundas in Tirumala, most of the temple are located in Lower Tirupati. Sri Kalyanavenkateshwara temple, kodandaramaswamy temple, Venugopala swamy temple, Sri Kapilaeshwara swamy temple, silathoranam, bedi Anjeneya swamy temple, Sri Varahaswami temple, Papvinasam Theertham, Akasa Theertham, Padmavathi Ammavari temple are other popular pilgrims in Tirupati. A small deer park is on the way to Tirupati is a pleasant and place for fun, can get to see variety of deers in natural forest background. Tourists can relax here and enjoy feeding the deer with vegetables and fruits.

The nearest railway station in and around Tirupati

Tirupati W Hlt Rail Way Station 1 KM.

Tiruchanur Rail Way Station 7 KM.

Renigunta Jn Rail Way Station 10 KM.

Nearest airport to Tirupati

Tirupati Airport 14 KM.

Chennai Airport 120 KM.

Bengaluru International Airport 214 KM.

Salem Airport 289 KM.

Near By Other Tourist Places to Tirupati

Srikalahasti 36 KM.

Thiruthani 61 KM.

Chittoor 64 KM.

vellore 95 KM.

.

Click to top

2. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple in Vepanjeri

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple in Vepanjeri Village is situated around 15 km from Chittoor. The presiding deities in the temple are Lakshmi, Lord Srimannarayana, Sri Lakshmi Narayana and his consort, Sri Lakshmi Ammavaru. The first mention of the temple was in the 12th century between 1178 and 1218. During this period, Kulottunga III of the Chola dynasty was ruling this region. The temple was pushed to its nadir when the French forces ruled the region between 14th and 15th century. It is in 1986 that the temple was reconstructed by the Komandur family in the Pallava style of architecture. Tourists visit this temple in large number during the celebrations of annual festival, Brahmotsavams.

The nearest railway station in and around Vepanjeri

The nearest railway station to Vepanjeri is Chittoor which is located in and around 13.8 kilometer distance. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance from Mamakudi.

Chittoor railway station 13.8 KM.

Peyanapalli railway station 14.4 KM.

Tiruvalam railway station 27.7 KM.

Mukundarayapurm railway station 28.0 KM.

Pakala Jn railway station 28.3 KM.

Nearest airport to Vepanjeri

Vepanjeri‘s nearest airport is Vellore Airport situated at 39.5 KM distance. Few more airports around Vepanjeri are as follows.

Vellore Airport 39.5 KM.

INS Rajali Naval Air Station 52.3 KM.

Tirupati Airport 56.8 KM.

Near By Other Tourist Places to Vepanjeri

Chittoor 15 KM.

vellore 40 KM.

Thiruthani 48 KM.

Tirupati 55 KM.

Kanchipuram 76 KM.

Nearest town/city to Vepanjeri

Vepanjeri‘s nearest town/city/important place is Chittoor located at the distance of 14.8 kilometer. Surrounding town/city/TP/CT from Vepanjeri are as follows.

Chittoor 15 KM.

Sholingur 23.5 KM.

Thiruvalam 24.8 KM.

Pallipattu 25.9 KM.

Katpadi 29.7 KM.

.

Click to top

3. Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri was built in 1000 AD in the form of fortifications and bastions by the Yadavarays who ruled it for around three centuries. The monuments of Chandragiri, as a result, mostly comprise of such historical buildings. This south Indian region came under the rule of the Vijaynagara Kings in 1367 AD. They transferred their capital from Penukonda to Chandragiri. Both the natural defences of Chandragiri, which is ringed by hills, and the proximity to the Venkateshvara shrine at Tirumala, 11 km (7 miles) to the north-east, were responsible for the decision to locate here. Chandragiri in Andhra Pradesh flourished under their reign as they when on to further fortify the place and built a number of beautiful temples and buildings. After the fall the Vijayanagara Empire, it came under the control of the Aravidu dynasty.

The nearest railway station in and around Chandragiri

The nearest railway station to Chandragiri is Chandragiri which is located in and around 2.7 kilometer distance. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance from Mamakudi.

Chandragiri railway station 2.7 KM.

Tirupati West Halt railway station 10.5 KM.

Pudi railway station 21.3 KM.

Renigunta Jn railway station 21.4 KM.

Pakala Jn railway station 26.5 KM.

Nearest airport to Chandragiri

Chandragiri‘s nearest airport is Tirupati Airport situated at 25.1 KM distance. Few more airports around Chandragiri are as follows.

Tirupati Airport 25.1 KM.

INS Rajali Naval Air Station 70.4 KM.

Vellore Airport 80.3 KM.

Near By Other Tourist Places to Chandragiri

Tirupati 15 KM.

Srikalahasti 51 KM.

Chittoor 52 KM.

Thiruthani 64 KM.

vellore 86 KM.

Nearest town/city to Chandragiri

Chandragiri‘s nearest town/city/important place is Tirupati located at the distance of 9.9 kilometer. Surrounding town/city/TP/CT from Chandragiri are as follows.

Tirupati 9.9 KM.

Tirumala 10.9 KM.

Renigunta 23.1 KM.

Puttur 30.0 KM.

Pallipattu 31.5 KM.

.

Click to top

4. Gurramkonda Fort

Gurramkonda is a Hill-Fort town.It was a fort town for the Vijayanagara kingdom[clarification needed] under King Sree Krishna Deva Raya. The name came because the rulers rode horses to reach their palace at the top of the steep hill. Konda means Hill and Gurram means Horse.

There is also a tomb for Tippu Sultan's maternal uncle Maqbeera, similar to most Islamic tombs built in India. Local lore states that a large deposit of diamonds and precious rocks were spread by the king across the hill when the kingdom was attacked. Even now, locals believe treasure is hidden around the foot of the hill.

The nearest railway station in and around Gurramkonda

The nearest railway station to Gurramkonda is Kurabalakota which is located in and around 16.7 kilometer distance. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance from Mamakudi.

Kurabalakota railway station 16.7 KM.

Vayalpad railway station 16.8 KM.

Madanapalle Road railway station 27.3 KM.

Tanakallu railway station 44.9 KM.

Nallacheruvu railway station 48.9 KM.

Nearest airport to Gurramkonda

Gurramkonda‘s nearest airport is Cuddapah Airport situated at 83.4 KM distance. Few more airports around Gurramkonda are as follows.

Cuddapah Airport 83.4 KM.

Sri Sathya Sai Airport 94.9 KM.

Tirupati Airport 104.8 KM.

Near By Other Tourist Places to Gurramkonda

Horsley Hills 28 KM.

Chittoor 90 KM.

Kadapa 92 KM.

Tirupati 100 KM.

Puttaparthi 110 KM.

Nearest town/city to Gurramkonda

Gurramkonda‘s nearest town/city/important place is Madanapalle located at the distance of 26.6 kilometer. Surrounding town/city/TP/CT from Gurramkonda are as follows.

Madanapalle 26.6 KM.

Rayachoti 35.2 KM.

Punganur 45.5 KM.

Kandukur 46.3 KM.

Kadiri 59.1 KM.

.

Click to top

5. Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple

Andhra Pradesh is rich in historical monuments. It posseses many holy temples with architectural beauty, which attract large numbers of pilgrims and tourists from inside and outside the country. In Chittoor district are two sacred places not only for Andhra Pradesh but also for India. Tirupati and Tirumala here is Lord Venkateswara, who is also worshipped as `Balaji' by the north Indians. Tirumala lies in the midst of the Seshachalam hills, which are 2,000 feet above the sea level. It has also worldwide importance as a major tourist centre. Srikalahasti is also a famous pilgrim centre and the temple here is dedicated to Lord Siva known as Vayulingam and considered as Dakshina Kasi.Apart from those two temples there is another famous temple in chittoor district that is Sri Vara sidhi Vinayaka Temple which is significant for its purity and rich heritage.

The nearest railway station in and around Kanipakam

The nearest railway station to Kanipakam is Chittoor which is located in and around 9.8 kilometer distance. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance from Mamakudi.

Chittoor railway station 9.8 KM.

Peyanapalli railway station 19.6 KM.

Pakala Jn railway station 21.0 KM.

Damalcheruvu railway station 22.6 KM.

Vellur Halt railway station 35.8 KM.

Nearest airport to Kanipakam

Kanipakam‘s nearest airport is Vellore Airport situated at 41.2 KM distance. Few more airports around Kanipakam are as follows.

Vellore Airport 41.2 KM.

Tirupati Airport 67.6 KM.

INS Rajali Naval Air Station 74.2 KM.

Near By Other Tourist Places to Kanipakam

Chittoor 11 KM.

vellore 46 KM.

Tirupati 64 KM.

Thiruthani 72 KM.

Horsley Hills 89 KM.

Nearest town/city to Kanipakam

Kanipakam‘s nearest town/city/important place is Chittoor located at the distance of 9.6 kilometer. Surrounding town/city/TP/CT from Kanipakam are as follows.

Chittoor 9.6 KM.

Ramapuram 28.8 KM.

Katpadi 35.8 KM.

Kalinjur 36.7 KM.

Senur 37.8 KM.

Click to top

Click to Write a Comment ×