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Gudur is the third largest town and the largest division in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Gudur is famous for Mica belts and is the second largest Mica belt in India. Mica mining is a very extended business in Gudur. Other than Mica mining, the Lemon business, and Aquaculture business is also very prominent business in Gudur. On the way to Chennur, located in Gudur Town townthe Lemon market of Gudur is also one of the largest lemon markets in Andhra Pradesh. The farmers from the Gudur town and nearby villages prefer to farm lemon trees. Lemons from Gudur are exported all around India and also to other countries. The prices of the lemons differ according to the season. The lemons here are sold in two ways, one in pieces and the other in bundles.

There are many prawn ponds located in Gudur which helps in the successful business of Aquaculture. According to the weather and water of the area, two types of prawns are mainly found in here, Scampi and Tiger Prawns.


The birth of the Gudur town commenced during the Chola Dynasty inthe 12th century. The Chola dynasty constructed the Alaganatha Swamy Temple in 1274 and later the town developed encompassing the temple. Apart from the Chola Dynasty, the town and its nearest area were ruled by many kings which includeSatavahanas, Pallavas, Kakatiyas, Telugu Cholas, Vijayanagara Kings, and Golkonda Nawabs.

Mica Belts of Gudur

One of the popular and prominent businesses of Gudur is the Mica mining business. Situated on the sides of Gudur town, Mica belts cover nearly 1000 km2. The type of Mica found in Gudur are Feldspar, Quartz, Muscovite, and Vermiculite. Under the leadership of the Late Sri Lal Khatuwala, Laxmi Mica Industries was the first Company to start mica trading on a large scale.

Places to visit

  • Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary : Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary situated near the Nelapattu village is an important breeding site for spot-billed Pelicans. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary has two dominant plant communities one is southern dry evergreen scrub and the other is Barringtonia swamp forests. Most of the sanctuary is covered with Southern dry evergreen scrub, which includes 288 hectares of Kaluru Reserved Forest and 88 hectares of unreserved forest. The visiting hours of this place are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and as this Sanctuary is extended in a large area it needs around 3 hours to cover the place. October to March is the best time to visit this place.
  • Alaganatha Swamy Temple : Alaganatha Swamy Temple is one of the famous and largest Temples of Gudur. This Temple has been ruled. The Temple was constructed in 1274 during the period ofthe Chola dynasty. During the 16th century, it was under the rule of the Vijaynagara Empire. The Temple built in the 12th century has seen and ruled many kings and Kingdoms.
  • Sarvepalli Reservoir: Sarvepalii Reservoir is situated in the village of Sarvepalli which is known as the ancestral village of former president Indian President Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. It is another famous visiting spot of Gudur.
How to Reach
  • By Air – The nearest airport to Gudur is Tirupati Airport which is at a distance of 66.3km from Gudur.
  • By Train - Nearest Railway Station is Gudur Junction Railway Station situated at a distance of 500m from Gudur.
  • By Road - Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 700m from Gudur.

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