Proddatur is a city in the YSR Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.It is the second-largest town in the former Kadapa district. Proddatur is the oldest municipality which was constituted before the Independence. Proddatur City is a municipality, and also the Mandal headquarters of Proddatur Mandal. Proddatur is also known as Second Bombay becauseof the nature of business and Second Mysore for its grandiosity in Dussehra celebrations. It is the 13th largest urban agglomeration in Andhra Pradesh. In 1915, It became a municipality, later it is upgraded from a 3rd-grade municipality to a 1st-grade municipality.In 1998, it became Special Grade Municipality.
Proddatur is situated on the banks of the Penna River. This town is the center for small towns like Mydukur, Jammalamadugu, Pulivendula, and yerraguntla
Proddatur City got its name from the history of Ramayana where Lord Ram resided her. There are many temples in Proddatur. There is a temple called Rameshwaram on the banks of the Penna River that is believed to be the place where Lord Rama resided during his period of exile.