Kavali is a town in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. One of the few cities from Andhra Pradesh that were selected for the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme, Kavali is the second biggest city in the Nellore District. It is theheadquarters of the Kavali Mandal and Kavali revenue divisions. It is. Kavali is famous for Bonda, a snack made with gram flour batter stuffed and deep-fried. People often used to have it as breakfast. Kavali town is occupied with a total area of 22.95 km2. The total population of Kavali town is 90,099 and is the 4th ranked town in Andhra Pradesh according to the population list.
The name Kavali was borrowed from the local language according to which Kavali means patrol. The place was named like this because, in 1515, Harihara Rayulu, the King of Uadaygiri commissioned his army to this town.