Andhra Pradesh Tourism West Godavari AP Tourism West Godavari

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West Godavari

Head Quarters: Eluru

Area: 7,742
The boundaries of this district are East Godavari district in the East and North, Krishna district and Bay of Bengal in the South and Krishna and Khammam districts in the West directions.

Godavari, Yerrakaluva, Bineru

Major Places:
Narasapuram, Eluru, Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Thadepalligudem..

Andhra Sugars, Bhimadole, Chagallu Sugar Factories, Andhra Pradesh Strawboard ltd., Ambica Durbar Agarbathi, Fish and Hatchery Forms

Tourist Places:
Kolleru Lake, Papikonda & Kolleru Sanctuaries and Guntupally Buddist site.

Pilgrimage Centers:
Dwaraka Thirumala, Natta Rameswaram, Pattisam, Soma Ramam and Kshera Ramam.

Nidudavolu Bags, eluru Woolen piled Carpets and Nasapur Laces.

Andhra Sathavahanas, Chalukyans, Vijayanagara kings, Nizam Nawabs and Britishers ruled over this Place. In the olden days this place used to be a part of Vengi Country. It is said that Pedavegi near Eluru was the capital of Vengi Country. This district was formed in 1925.

Eluru is the headquarters of West Godavari district. The main attractions of the town are the temples of Janardhana and Jalapaharesvara. There are also relics of an ancient fort.

Forest area occupies only 11% of the total district area. Natural Gas was found in near Narasapuram region and the exploration is in progress with the ONGC looking for the presence of the Crude Oil. Andhra Sugar Factory at Tanuku though a private establishment is coined as the major industry in the district. Andhra Pradesh Straw Boards Limited at Bheemavaram is one based on the forest Products. Incandescent or Agarbathi Industry is the major industry showing employment to thousands of families. Sri Ambica Durbar Agarbathi of Eluru is famous world wide. Coir and Carpets industry are flourishing with surplus stock of Coconut Coir.

Dhavaleswaram Barrage on River Godavari near Rajahmudry is a major irrigation source to the lands. Electric supply to this district is mainly from Machkand hydro power project and Natural gas power plant at Vijjeswaram in East Godavari district. All Degree Colleges are affiliated to Andhra University - Vishakapatnam.

Accessibility: Eluru is an important railhead on Chennai - Kolkata line. The nearest airport is at Vijayawada which is at a distance of 57 km from Eluru.

Tourist Attractions

S.NoTourist SpotThemePlace
 1Eluru CarpetsHandlooms  Eluru  
 2GuntupalliBuddhist Centres  Guntupalli  
 3Gunupudi Someswara TemplePilgrim Centres  Bhimavaram  
 4Kolleru Lake Bird SanctuaryLakes & Rivers  Kolleru  
 5Kolleru Lake Bird SanctuaryWild Life  Kolleru  
 6Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy templePilgrim Centres  Palakollu  
 7Lace Work CrotchetHandicrafts  Narsapur  
 8Mavullamma Ammavari TemplePilgrim Centres  Bhimavaram  
 9Natta Rameswaram TemplePilgrim Centres  Palakollu  
 10Perupalem BeachBeaches  Perupalem  
 11Sri Adikesava Embermannar Swamy TemplePilgrim Centres  Narsapur  
 12Sri Durga Laxmaneshwara Swamy TemplePilgrim Centres  Narsapur  
 13Sri Dwaraka Tirumala (Chinna Tirupati)Pilgrim Centres  Dwaraka Tirumala
 14Sri Rameswara Swamy TemplePilgrim Centres  Achanta  
 15Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari templePilgrim Centres  Penugonda  
 16Sri Veerabhadra Swamy TemplePilgrim Centres  Pattiseema