Nellore, due to its historically significant and rich cultural past, has contributed a lot to the field of art as well as literature. Situated on the banks of River Penna, it is one of the most populous cities of Andhra Pradesh.The city is renowned for its rich agriculture as well as export of prawns, shrimp and sugar cane. The city is also home to many historic temples and heritage sites that receive devotees and tourists throughout the year.
Also known as 'Nelluru', it is a combination of two words: 'Nel' and 'Ooru' which mean 'Paddy' and 'Place' respectively. It is home to major temples like Ranganatha Temple, Narasimhaswamy Temple as well as Barah Shaheed Dargah. Apart from temples, it is also home to the rich Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary as well as Pulicat Lake.
Chennai Airport ( 177 km) from Nellore is Convenient Airport. The other option is Tirupati airpaort which is 103 Kms from Nellore
Nellore is an important rail head on the Chennai-Delhi - Chennai -Kolkatta Line and is serviced by trains from across major cities in India
It is well connected by road with NH5 from Chennai to Kolkata, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral expressway project.
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