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Andhra Pradesh, India. The town of Vizianagaram is the district headquarters. The district is bounded on the east by the district of Srikakulam, southwest by the district of Visakhapatnam, southeast by the Bay of Bengal, and northwest by the state of Odisha.


Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, with some parts carved from the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam.[2] The district is named after the princely state of Vizianagaram (Vijaya means victory and Nagaram means city in Telugu). It is the least populous district in Andhra Pradesh.[3]



Bobbili is a town in Vizianagaram\u2005district of the Indian\u2005state of Andhra\u2005Pradesh.[3]


Bob­bili is lo­cated at .[4] It has an av­er­age el­e­va­tion of 103 me­tres (337 feet).


The town of Bob­bili was founded dur­ing the 17th cen­tury by Pedda Rayudu, the 15th de­scen­dant of the Rajah of Venkata­giri. The town was orig­i­nally named " ("The Big Tiger") after Sher Muham­mad Khan, the Nawab of Srikaku­lam who granted it as a gift to the rajah of Venkat­giri for his ser­vices in his south­ern cam­paigns. How­ever, with time, the town be­came known as "Peb­buli", then "Beb­buli" and fi­nally "Bob­bili".

A lion sculpture atop the celebrated Venugopala Swamy temple

A lion sculpture atop the celebrated Venugopala Swamy temple

Battle of Bobbili

Main article=> Battle\u2005of\u2005Bobbili

The\u2005bat­tle\u2005of\u2005Bob­bili in 1757, is one of the sig­nif­i­cant episodes in the his­tory of the state of Andhra\u2005PradeshViziana­garam kings won the war with the help of French Gen­eral Mar­quis\u2005de\u2005Bussy. This bat­tle gave the glam­our of eter­nal brav­ery to Bob­bili name.


As of 2011 Cen­sus\u2005of\u2005India, the town had a pop­u­la­tion of 56,819. The total pop­u­la­tion con­sti­tute, 28,285 males, 28,534 fe­males and 5,693 chil­dren in the age group of 0–6 years. The av­er­age lit­er­acy rate stands at 76.66% with 39,193 lit­er­ates, higher than the na­tional av­er­age of 74%.[5]


The pri­mary and sec­ondary school ed­u­ca­tion is im­parted by gov­ern­ment, aided and pri­vate schools, under the School Ed­u­ca­tion Department of the state.[6][7] The medium of in­struc­tion fol­lowed by dif­fer­ent schools are Eng­lish, Tel­ugu.

Bob­bili is known for its qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. An age old col­lege in the form of Rajah R.S.R.K. Ranga Rao Col­lege (1962) and even older school in the form of Sam­sthanam High School (1864)


Main article=> Bobbili\u2005(Lok\u2005Sabha\u2005constituency)

Main article=> Bobbili\u2005(Assembly\u2005constituency)

Par­lia­men­tary and as­sem­bly constituencies

Bob­bili is a par­lia­men­tary con­stituency in In­dian Lok\u2005Sabha.[8] It had 9,70,612 vot­ers dur­ing the elec­tions, held dur­ing April–May 2004 for the 14th\u2005Lok\u2005Sabha. Since 2009 Bob­bili Par­lia­men­tary Con­stituency no longer ex­ists and is re­placed with Viziana­garam Par­lia­men­tary con­stituency. Bob­bili is an as­sem­bly con­stituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,20,173 reg­is­tered vot­ers in this con­stituency in 1999 elec­tions.


Andhra\u2005Pradesh\u2005In­dus­trial\u2005In­fra­struc­ture\u2005Cor­po­ra­tion has set up In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment area at Bob­bili in 2008. Nearly 200 units will be set up in an area of over 1,000 acres of land. The state gov­ern­ment has spent about Rs. 20 crore is on in­fra­struc­ture like roads, water sup­ply, power trans­mis­sion in­clud­ing a 33 kV sub-sta­tion. The major pro­jects in the pipeline in­clude B.K. Steels, Vizag Pro­files and Ferro Al­loys. The Growth Cen­tre has a po­ten­tial to em­ploy 10,000 peo­ple di­rectly and a few thou­sands in­di­rectly through the an­cil­lary in­dus­tries.


Salur-Bobbili Railbus

Salur-Bobbili Railbus

Bob­bili Rail­way\u2005junc­tion is in Visakha­p­at­nam di­vi­sion of East\u2005Coast\u2005Rail­way\u2005zone. It is at Mal­lam­peta (which is named after the god­dess Mal­lamma). It is on the Viziana­garam-Raipur rail­way line. There is a broad-gauge rail­way line be­tween Bob­bili and Salur.




Nelli-marla is a census town in Vizianagaram district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is in Nellimarla mandal of Vizianagaram revenue division.[1]Etymology[edit]

The town of Nellimarla derives its name from a Telugu word for the medicinal tree Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn, of the family Verbenaceae, called 'Nelli chettu' or 'Nelli tree'.

The city of Nellore at the extreme south of coastal Andhra Pradesh too derives its name from the same medicinal tree.

The Nelli tree is known by alternate names in Telugu lands, one of which is 'Tekkali' chettu (Telugu=> \u0c1f\u0c46\u0c15\u0c4d\u0c15\u0c32\u0c3f \u0c1a\u0c46\u0c1f\u0c4d\u0c1f\u0c41) (from which Tekkali town in Srikakulam District, north coastal Andhra Pradesh derives its name). 'Tauki' chettu is another name.[2]


Nellimarla is on the banks of Champavathi River at 18.1667°N 83.4333°E. It has an average elevation of 190 metres (626 ft).

The river is called 'cunning river' (Telugu=> donga eru) due to changing course and sudden change of water levels. It flooded many times during the 1990s. But, with the change in climate, water is a rare feature in the river after 2000. The Denkada Anicut[3] was constructed across River Champavathi during 1965-1968. The project is near Saripalli village, Nellimarla Mandal. It uses 0.640 TMC of the available water. The Ayacut of 5,153 acres has been stabilised in Denkada and Bhogapuram Mandals of Vizianagaram District.


As of 2001 India census,[4] Nellimaria had a population of 19,352. It was upgraded into Nagar Panchayat in March 2013. According to the 2011 census had a population of 26,000. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Nellimaria has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%=> male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 54%. In Nellimaria, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Nellimarla Mandal had a population of 73,753 in 2001. Males constituted 36,657 of the population and females 37,096. Nellimarla Mandal had an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%=> male literacy is 62%, and female literacy is 41%.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Nellimarla Niyojakavargam

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Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

  • 2009=> Badikonda Appala Naidu
  • 2014=> Narayana Swamy Naidu Pathivada


Nellimarla jute mill is one of the largest in Andhra Pradesh. It has Jagdish Sarda as its chairman. It is a sacking unit known as Golden Mill sometime ago. Its sacks are of premium quality and one of the best in India. It is one of the largest livelihood providers in the region.


Parvathipuram is a Municipality.It is located in Vizianagaram district of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.It is also a revenue division in Vizianagaram district This Revenue Division shares a border with Srikakulam Districtand various districts in Odisha.[3]


Parvathipuram is located at 18°46'N 83°25'E. It has an average elevation of 120 meters (393.7 feet).


As of 2011 census, Parvathipuram had a population of 53,844. The total population constitute, 26,811 males and 27,033 females a sex ratio of 1008 females per 1000 males. 5,048 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,607 are boys and 2,441 are girls a ratio of 936 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 79.14% with 38,618 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[2][4]

Government and politics[edit]

See also=> Parvathipuram (Lok Sabha constituency) and Araku (Lok Sabha constituency)

Parvathipuram is represented by Parvathipuram (SC) (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Araku (Lok Sabha constituency). Bobbili Chiranjeevulu is the present MLA of the constituency representing Telugu Desam Party.[5][6][7]


Train Transport[edit]

Parvathipuram is on the Jharsuguda–Vizianagaram line. There are two railway stations Parvathipuram and Parvathipuram Town within 1 kilometre (0.62 mi).

Parvathipuram railway station

Road Transport[edit]

There is Road connectivity between Major towns of Andhrapradesh and Odisha to Parvathipuram. APSRTC is Providing Daily Bus facility to state capital Vijayawada and other major cities VisakhapatnamVizianagaramRajahmundryKakinada of Andhrapradesh and Rayagada in Odisha.

Air Transport[edit]

The Nearest Airport is located in Visakhapatnam which is 150 km away from Parvathipuram.

Tourism Attractions[edit]

Parvathipuram has many tourist attractions are around and inside the town.


Many Temples are Located around Parvathipuram area Kasi Viswanath temple Addapusila is the oldest historic temple which is located 5 km away from Parvathipuram town.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Thotapalli is most popularly known as Chinna Tirupathi is famous for Lord Balaji; many pilgrims visit this temple from various states.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is one of the oldest church in Parvathipuram area which was built in 1888. It is located at Main road Belagam and also a Roman Catholic church is also another attraction in this area.

Catholic church Parvathipuram

Dams and Reservoirs[edit]

  • Janjavathi Rubber Dam/VKM Rubber Dam is located 15 km away from Parvathipuram which is Asia's first rubber dam.The dam is the first one to be completed as part of the ambitious Jalayagnam launched by the Government of Andhrapradesh in 2006.
  • Thotapalli reservoir is the Largest Dam in Parvathipuram revenue division which was built on Nagavali River. This project is bokka child of Chandra Babu Naidu. He laid foundation as CM in 2003 and completed the project as a CM in 2015.Thotapalli Reservoir area is mostly attracting for sightseeing and boating.

Thotapalli old Bridge


Parvathipuram having Six Movie theaters but presently three are working in the town and few Parks are there.

Movie theaters[edit]

  • Soundharya Theater
  • Sri Venkateswara Picture Palace
  • Padhama sri picture palace

    Dr Sanyasi Raju Municipal Park


Janjavathi Rubber Dam


Parvathipuram is agriculture based area here mainly cultivating paddycashew nutsmangoes and other minor crops.Farmers in this area are mainly depending on Janjavathi Rubber Damand Thotapalli Reservoir for agriculture. Thotapalli Reservoir is also supplying drinking water to Parvathipuram town.




Salur or Saluru is a municipal town and mandal headquarters in Vizianagaram district, of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.


Salur is on the banks of River Vegavathi at 18.5333°N 83.2167°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 118 metres (387 ft). It is bounded by MakkuvaBobbiliRamabhadrapuram and Pachipenta mandals of Andhra Pradesh state. Salur is surrounded with green forests and chains of hills on two sides and by River Vegavathi on the other two.

The climate of the town is generally characterized by high humidity almost all round the year, oppressive summer, and seasonal rainfall. The temperature varies between 17 and 40 degrees of Celsius. Average annual rainfall is 1074.0 mm. The nature of the soil is generally black cotton soil.


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 49,500. The total population constitutes 24,021 males, 25,479 females and 4,900 children (age 0–6 years). The average literacy rate stands at 73.22% with 32,656 literates, approximately equal to the national average of 73.00%.[4]



Salur was a major panchayat till 1950. It was established in 1950 and was upgraded as grade II municipality in 2001. The extent of Salur municipality area is 19.55 sq mi (50.6 km2).

The source of water supply is River Vegavathi, with 200 public taps and 226 public bore–wells. The municipality supplies 3 million litres per day of total drinking water is supplied with a per capita of 80 litres per day. The municipality has 54 km (34 mi) of roads, 4 public parks, 5 play gournds, 11 community halls etc. There are 23 elementary and 2 secondary schools for education purpose.[5]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Main article=> Salur Assembly constituency

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Constituency of Salur is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the state School Education Department.[6][7] The medium of instruction followed by schools are English and Telugu


Vizianagaram district is a northern coastal district of Andhra PradeshIndia. The town of Vizianagaram is the district headquarters. The district is bounded on the east by the district of Srikakulam, southwest by the district of Visakhapatnam, southeast by the Bay of Bengal, and northwest by the state of Odisha.

Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, with some parts carved from the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam.[2] The district is named after the princely state of Vizianagaram (Vijaya means victory and Nagaram means city in Telugu). It is the least populous district in Andhra Pradesh.[3]

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