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Peddapuram is a town located inthe Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh. Peddapuram is known for a sweet named PalaKova, which is made up ofmilk and sugar. This town is also popular for the manufacturing of Silk Sarees and other Handloom varieties.The town also forms a part of the Godavari Urban Development Authority. The town of Peddapuram is occupied with a total area of 41.13 km2. According to the 2011 Census report of India, Peddapuram town had a population of 49,477. The total population consists of 25,143 females, 24,334 males, and 4,912 children, who are in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 76.14% with 33,930 literates, higher than the national average of 73.00%.

History of Peddapuram

Peddapuram was earlierreferred to as Kimmuru by the locals and a Paragana within the Rajamundry Sarkar of the Mughal empire's Deccan subah. During the year 1785, the Peddapuram Estate extended from Totapalli to Nagaram encircling towns and villages. In 1802,during British rule, Sri Raya Jagapati was chosen to take over the estate. After the death of Sri Raya Jagapati, the three wives, Lakshmi Bucchi Seetayyamma, Bucchi Bangaramma,and Narasayyamma, ruled the estate in succession. From 1828-1835Raya Jagapati's widow Bucchi Seetayyamma ruled the estate. She organized two trusts for the poor, one in Peddapuram town and another in Kattipudi in East Godavari.

Places to visit

  • Pandavula Caves : Pandavula Caves is a small hillsituated 2.7 km from Peddapuram town. This cliff is located in the middle of the jungle.It is believed that Pandavas from the Mahabharat period had lived here for some time during their exile. There are footprintsof Bhima (one of the Pandavas) near the Pandabula Caves, which can be easily visible today also. Pandavula Caves is also known as Pandavula Metta.There is a temple also near the caves and to reach that temple.
  • Uppada Beach : Situated at a distance of 30 km from Peddapuram town, Uppada Beach is one of the most secure and captivating beaches on the eastern coast of India. The calm and composedseashore and the alluring golden glittering sand look glorious during the day. Local fishermen here are very friendly and you can even get a deep fishing experience with them.
  • Kakinada Beach : Usually the beaches are crowded but Kakinada Beach is the exception, is the less crowded beach and also less polluted. This beach is not as commercialized as the other popular beaches near the Bay of Bengal. A beach where you can relax and unwind your mind and spend quality time with your friends and family, Kakinada beach is a must-visit place situated at a distance of 23 km from Peddapuram town

How to Reach

  • By Air- The nearest Airport from Peddapuramis Madhurapudi Airport at a distance of 42.4 km
  • By Train - The nearest Railway Station is at a distance of 7.5 Km from Peddapuram.
  • By Road - The Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 1.2 km from Peddapuram Town

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