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Top Places to visit in West Godavari, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh

Top Places to visit in West Godavari, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh

<p>West Godavari district or Paschima Godavari Jilla is one of the 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district is situated in Coastal Andhra region of the state. The administrative headquarters of the district is situated at Eluru.[2] As of 2011 census of India, the district has an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi) and a population of 3,936,966.[3] It is bounded by Krishna district on the west, East Godavari district on the east, Bay of Bengal on the south and the state of Telangana on the north.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>History</p> <p>The Eastern Chalukyas ruled coastal Andhra from 700 to 1200, with Vengi, near Pedavegi village, as their capital. Historical evidences are found at the villages, Pedavegi and Guntupalli (Jilakarragudem). Eluru then became a part of the Kalinga Empire until 1471. Later it fell into the hands of the Gajapathis. In 1515 Sri Krishna Deva Raya captured it. After the fall of the Vijayanagara Kingdom, it was taken by the Sultan of Golkonda, Kutub Shah.[5] In 1925, West Godavari District was formed with Eluru as its headquarters and all the district offices and regional offices were set up in Eluru city.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Geography</p> <p>The district occupies an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi). The district is bounded by Khammam district on the north, Bay of Bengal on the south. The Godavari River separates East Godavari district on east and Tammileru River and Kolleru Lake separates it from Krishna district on the west</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Culture</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Culture and traditions at Kalavalapalli village in West Godavari district</p> <p>Telugu is the most widely spoken language.[15] Vedas, which has oral heritage recognition from by UNESCO are taught at Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala of I.Bhimavaram village in the district.[18] The district is well known for its wool-pile carpets and hand woven products.[19]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dwaraka Tirumala Temple devottes</p> <p>There are many landmarks and tourism destinations in the district. Eluru is the largest city of the district with many destinations related to Buddhists and Archeological importance such as Guntupalli Caves near the city.[20] Eluru city hosts 74feet high Buddha statue in the heart of the city.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Some of the religious destinations include, Dwaraka Tirumala known with the name as Chinna Tirumala,[21] Pancharama Kshetras of Palakollu and Bhimavaram etc.[22] Other destinatins of tourism importance are Perupalem Beach at Narasapuram, the Kolleru Lake being the largest fresh water in the country and a bird sanctuary,[23] Dowleswaram Barrage and Godavari river etc.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Administrative divisions</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See also: List of revenue divisions in Andhra Pradesh and List of mandals in Andhra Pradesh</p> <p>The district has five revenue divisions, namely Eluru, Jangareddigudem, Kovvur, Kukunuru and Narasapuram. These revenue divisions are divided into 48 mandals in the district. These 48 mandals consists of 881 villages, 1 municipal corporation, 8 municipalities and 5 census towns. Eluru is the only municipal corporation, 7 municipalities include, Kovvur, Narasapuram, Nidadavolu, Palakollu, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Jangareddigudem and the 5 census towns are Dwarakatirumala, Sanivarapupeta, Satrampadu, Gavaravaram and Tangellamudi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Constituencies</p> <p>There are two parliamentary and 15 assembly constituencies in the district. The parliamentary constituencies are Eluru, and Narsapuram.[24]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Assembly constituencies are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Achanta</p> <p>Bhimavaram</p> <p>Chintalapudi (SC)</p> <p>Denduluru</p> <p>Eluru</p> <p>Gopalapuram</p> <p>Kovvur</p> <p>Nidadavole</p> <p>Narsapur</p> <p>Palakollu</p> <p>Polavaram (ST)</p> <p>Tadepalligudem</p> <p>Tanuku</p> <p>Undi</p> <p>Unguturu</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Education</p> <p>The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[26][27] As per the school information report for the academic year 2015-16, there are a total of 4,408 schools. They include, 19 government, 2,664 mandal and zilla parishads, 1 residential, 1,344 private, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), 208 municipal and 169 other types of schools.[28] The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the district are 522,793.[29]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Universities</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>National Institute of Technology, Tadepalligudem (NIT, Tadepalligudem).</p> <p>Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, Tadepalligudem.</p> <p>Adikavi Nannayya University Campus at Tadepalligudem.</p> <p>source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Godavari_district</p>

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