Andhra Pradesh Tourism Chittoor AP Tourism Chittoor








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Chittoor



Area: 15,152 sq.km

Climate: Tropical

Temperature Range :

Summer: Max 43°C, Min 30°C. (116.9F - 81.56F Approx.)
Winter: Max 29°C, Min 21°C. (78.84F - 57F Approx.)

Rainfall:
  
908.1 mm Seasonal

The Chittoor district is bounded by Tamilnadu State in the South and East, Karnataka State in the West, Cuddapah and Anantapur Districts in the North directions.

Rivers:  
Papaghni, Koundinya, Paleru, Aarani, Swarnamukhi.

Major Places:
Madanapalli, Srikalahasthi, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Renugunta.

Industries:
Sugar, Textile, Alcohol, Moped, Railway wagon workshop, Star - Tech  Ceramics, Brass and Copper.

Tourist Places:
Horsely Hills, Chandragiri Hills, Kailasakona waterfalls, Kalyani Dam, Nagari Hills, Madanapalle, Pisatur Araniyar Project, Puttur village, Thalakona waterfalls, Silathoranam, Papanasanam, Kaundinya Sanctuary and Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and National Park.

Pilgrimage Centers: Tirupati, Srikalahasthi, Tiruchunur, Sri Kanipakam.

Handicrafts: Wooden crafts, Kalamkari and Bell Metal and stone crafts.

This District was formed in the year 1911. This place was under the rule of Pallavas Cholas, vijayanagara kings and in the end by the Britishers. The History reveals the existence of human dwellings of New Stone age in this place.

The forest area supplements the Teak and rich Red Sandal wood, which gets exported, earning lots of foreign currency to the Nation. Apart from this, Honey, Tamarind, and many Ayurvedic plants are by-products of this forest. The Drinking Water needs of the district are fulfilled by Galeru-Nagari-Sujala Sravanthi Project. Electricity is supplied to this district through Thunga Bhadra Hydro Electric Project. The water Supply to this district is mainly through Aarani Project, Peddheru Reservoir on peddheru, a tributary of Papaghni, Bugga dam on Kusastathi, Mallimadugu on Racha canal and Kalinga project on Kalinga canal. The District hosts Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary for Protecting Tigers, Hyena's at Chandragiri and Koundinya Sanctuaries. Nutrine sweats and confectionaries are from this district. There are some Small Scale Industries established by the Unemployed youth in this district. All Degree colleges in this district are affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University.

Accessibility:  
Chittoor is well connected by rail and road. Nearest airport is at Tirupati, the headquarters of Chittoor district.

Tourist Attractions

S.No Tourist SpotThemePlace
 1Akasa GangaPilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 2Chandragiri FortMonuments  Chandragiri  
 3Goddess Alamelumanga TemplePilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 4Hare Rama Hare Krishna MandirPilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 5Horsley HillsHills & Valleys  Madanapalle  
 6Kalyana Venateshwara Temple, NarayanavanamPilgrim Centres  Narayanavanam  
 7KanipakamPilgrim Centres  Kanipakam  
 8KapilatirthamPilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 9Kaundinya Wildlife SanctuaryWild Life  Palamaneru  
 10Kodandarama swamy TemplePilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 11Lord Venkateswara TemplePilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 12Nagalapuram TemplePilgrim Centres  Nagalapuram  
 13Sila ThoranamLeisure Spots  Tirupati  
 14Sri Agastheswara Swamy TemplePilgrim Cetres  Tirupati  
 15Sri Kalahasthisvara Temple, KalahasthiPilgrim Centres  Kalahasthi  
 16Sri KalahastiPilgrim Centres  Kalahasthi  
 17Sri Venkateswara SanctuaryWild Life  Tirupati  
 18Swami PushkariniPilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 19TalakonaHills & Valleys  Talakona  
 20The Govindarajaswami TemplePilgrim Centres  Tirupati  
 21TiruchanurPilgrim Centres   
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