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Tanuku is a town located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the Mandal headquarters of TanukuMandal in the Narasapuram revenue division. In terms of population, Tanuku is the fourth largest city in the West Godavari district after Tadepalligudem,Bhimavaram,and Palakollu. Occupied with a total area of 16.78 km2, Tanuku is a town having a tropical climate and an annual rainfall of 313.4 millimeters (31.34 cm). The Gosthani River stream through the town. According to the 2011 Indian Census report, Tanuku town has a population of 90,430. Constituted as a 2nd-grade municipality in 1979, Tanuku town is now upgraded to 1st-grade in the year of 2002. The town has 34 election wards and Its jurisdiction is spread over a total area of 24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi). Tanuku assembly constituency depictsthe Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, which is one of the sectors of the Narasapuram Lok Sabha constituency, defining the Lok Sabha.

History of Tanuku

In the ancient period, Tanuku town was known as Tarakapuri, which was the capital of Asura King Tarakasura. Tanuku town is the birthplace of the greatest poet and the first poet in the Telugu language AdikaviNannayya. He was the author of the first Andhra Mahabharatam. He conducted a Yagna under the Jammi tree and translated Mahabaratha from Sanskrit to Telugu.

Places to visit

  • Lord Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy Temple : Situated in the Ryali village of Konseema District, 32 km far from Tanuku town, Lord Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy Temple is known for its unique architecture. The chief idol of the temple is 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide and has been admirably and gracefully engraved and carved from a single black saligrama stone. The idol portrays Keshava Swamy’s incarnation of Lord Shiva, from the front and the back side of the stone portrays JaganMohini, a charming and attractive woman.Keshava Swamy,an avatar of Lord Vishnu is shown here having four hands and holding Shankha (conch) and Chakra (disc) in two hands and in the other two hands holdingGadha and MantharaMountain. Opposite this temple, there is another temple devoted to Lord Shiva incarnated in the form of Sri Umakamandaleswaraswami.
  • NTR Park : NTR park in Tanuku is one of the biggest parks in Tanuku. The park was built in the memorial of NandamuriTaraka Rama Rao or NTR, the late former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The park is well-maintained and consists of different rides for children and it also has many colorful and attractive giant statues of fruits and vegetables. It is a perfect place to spend weekends with family and friends.

How to Reach

  • By Air- The nearest Airport from Tanuku is Madhurapudi Airport situated at a distance of 74 km .

  • By Train - The nearest Railway Station is situated at a distance of 700 m from Tanuku town
  • By Road - The Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 1.2km from Tanuku town.

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