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Ranga Swamy Gundam near Giddalur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°21′00″N 78°55′00″E / 15.3500°N 78.9167°E / 15.3500; 78.9167Coordinates: 15°21′00″N 78°55′00″E / 15.3500°N 78.9167°E / 15.3500; 78.9167

Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total appro 30,000
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523357
Telephone code code-08405
Vehicle registration ap 27

Giddaluru or Giddalur is a Nagar Panchayat and mandal in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Giddalur is Located on the Guntur - Nandyal Highway. Giddalur is located at 15°21′00″N 78°55′00″E / 15.3500°N 78.9167°E / 15.3500; 78.9167.[1] It has an average elevation of 253 meters (833 ft).

Giddalur is a municipality, and had population of 26,997 in 2001 census.[2] Giddalur is border for kurnool district, Cuddapah district,prakasham district. We have four theateres available in Giddalur town. Giddalur is very nearer to Nallamalla Forest (Beautiful places in the forest).

Assembly Constituency

Giddalur is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Giddaluru organization

List of Elected Members:[3]

  • 1952 - Sri.Pidathala Ranga Reddy
  • 1957 - Sri.Pidathala Ranga Reddy
  • 1962 - Sri.Edula Balarami Reddy
  • 1967 - Sri.Pandu Ranga Reddy
  • 1972 - Sri.Pidathala Ranga Reddy
  • 1978 - Sri.Pidathala Ranga Reddy
  • 1983 - Sri.Mudiam Peera Reddy
  • 1985 - Sri.Pidathala Ranga Reddy
  • 1989 - Sri.Yalluri Venkata Reddy
  • 1994 - Sri.Pidathala Rambhupal Reddy(Telugudesam)
  • 1999 - Sri.Pidathala Vijayakumar Reddy(Telugudesam)
  • 2001 - Smt.Pidathala Sai Kalpana Reddy(Telugudesam)
  • 2004 - Sri.Pagadala Ramaiah(Congress)
  • 2009 - Sri.Anna Venkata Ram Babu(Praja Rajyam Party Now it is Congress)

Giddaluru website

giddalur major panchayat

  • Sarpanch 2006-2011 Sivapuram Surendra Kumar BE Civil
  • Vice Sarpanch 2006-2011 SA Rakeeb
  • S.V.I.T.I


Giddalur has a good lot of both Government and private educational institutes.

Giddalur is center of studies for all villages around Giddalur. There are very old and best schools in Giddalur:

  1. Zilla Parishad High School - Boys
  2. Zilla Parishad High School - Girls
  3. SV Arts and Science College
  4. Montessori Public School
  5. Sri Vijayavani English Medium School
  6. Ashajyothi Public School
  7. Arunodaya Public School
  8. Giddalur public school
  9. Madhava Reddy e-techno School
  10. Chanakya residential School
  11. Arunateja children school
  12. Surya Vidya Niketan
  13. Anusha Public School
  14. Prasna Coaching Center
  15. Mother Terissa Memorial School
  16. St.Bridget's School

Colleges are as follows

  1. Sahiti Junior College
  2. Srinivasa Degree college
  3. Sai Vikram Junior college
  4. Sri Vivekananda Junior&Degree colleges
  5. Rajarajeswari college of education[B.Ed]
  6. St.Paul's college of education [B.Ed,M.Ed,D.Ed]
  7. Sri Sai Chaitanya Junior College
  8. SVJR college(Very Old College)
  9. Sai Sri Mahila Junior College
  10. Sri JeevanaJyothi Junior&Degree colleges

Historical places

  • There was an old temple in krishnam setty palle it was 5 km at beside the nandyal to giddalur highway it is "bheema lingeswara swami temple".
  • Sri Nemiligundla Rangaswami Temple J P Cheruvu, near Nalamala Forest with great water falls (Rangaswami gundam), Its one of the state greatest Temple, and tourism spot.
  • Sri Kodanda Rama Swami Temple located at Burujupalli holds an annual Srirama Navami festival bull fight (edla pandelu), organized on grand scale.
  • Sri Jeevana Murthy Swami Temple Located at Anumula Palli Village is very famous temple.
  • Surabehswara Kona is one of the historical places near to Giddalur where Ravana made pooja for 100,000 Shivalinga at the time of his return journey to Lanka with Sita.
  • Cumbhum Lake is very famous tourist location.
  • Ramapuram: There is also a famous temple called, Sri Sidhi Bharaveshwara Temple which is 15 km from Giddalur. It exactly falls in between cumbum and Giddalur. It is accessible by both Rail and Road.
  • Cumbum tank is the historical irrigation man made tank formed by damming the Gundlakamma river by earthen bund, which is the highest in the Presidency (80 ft), with 100 yards length. The tank spread over an area of 9 square miles (23 km2), and irrigates 6,944 acres (28.10 km2) with over 3,500 acres (14 km2) is second cropped in a good year.A more successful work is the Cumbum tank, formed under native rule by damming a gorge of the Gundlakamma river.
  • Pathala Nageshwara Swamy temple is located in Giddalur, in which the statue of Lord Siva is in a cave. Celebrations are held here at every festival.
  • Nemaligundla Rangaswamy temple is another major temple 30 kilometers away from Giddalur. There is a lake here.
  • There is a pleasant train route from Giddalur to Nandyal, which goes through a tunnel for about 1.5 kilometres and this tunnel is a straight one tunneled though huge rocks and hills.
  • Giddalur's the place which is situated in the pleasant embrace of the great Nallamala forest which is the primary forest region in Andhra Pradesh.
  • There was an old and famous "CHENNA KESHVA SWAMY TEMPLE " in yadavalli (7km from giddalur)
  • There was an old and famous "siva temple" in satyavolu (6km from giddalur)

Faith Tribal Welfare Christian Trust in Oddulavagapalle.


  • There are many villages surrounding giddalur which are as follows
  1. Narava(Ver near to giddalur like 5 km)
  2. Modam palli(Ver near to giddalur like 1 km)
  3. 'Nemiligundla Ranga Swamy' రంగస్వామి గుండం(peaceful area)
  4. 'Vellupalli' వెల్లుపల్లె(Tiger's village)
  5. Jayaramapuram
  6. Vengalareddy palli
  7. Ambavaram{Ayodya Ramalayam }
  8. Uppalapadu[ఉప్పలపాడు]
  9. Rangareddy palli(near to giddalur like 5 km)
  10. Cherlopalli
  11. Daddawada
  12. Kothapalli[Gudimetta Post]
  13. Gudimetta
  14. Ankireddypalli
  15. Gundreddi Palli
  16. Motu(junction)
  17. Thaticherla
  18. Mokshagundam
  19. Pandillapalli
  20. Edavalli
  21. Alasandalapalli
  22. Satvelu
  23. VoddulavaaguPaalli
  24. Ramapuram
  25. Thimmapuram
  26. Kothapalli[Thimmapuram]
  27. Kalva palli
  28. Racharla,mandal
  29. Palugunti Palli
  30. Anumalveedu
  31. Gangampalli
  32. Palakaveedu
  33. Anumalapalli
  34. J.pullalacheruvu
  35. Achampeta
  36. Akaveedu
  37. Chollaveedu
  38. Turimella
  39. Kongalaveedu
  40. Kristamchettypalli
  41. Diguvametta
  42. Kondapetta
  43. Pamulapalli
  44. adimurthi palli
  45. Obulapuram
  46. Doddam Palli
  47. chettireddy palli
  48. mittamidapalli
  49. Mundlapadu (A Major village in Giidaluru Mandal with just 6km from that)
  50. talapalli
  51. Burujupalli
  52. Gadikota
  53. Sanjeevarayuni Peta
  54. obulareddy palli
  55. Kanchi palli
  56. uyalawada
  57. yamalapadu
  58. Ankalammapally
  59. Podala Kunta Palli (5km from Giddalur)
  60. Atchampalli(it is a small village near 10km from giddalur)
  61. Araveeti kota
  62. Kothur
  63. Venkatapuram


Giddalur is also known as Moodu Zillala Muddubidda because it was initially in Kadapa and later it was in Kurnool district and now it is in Prakasam District. Giddalur is famous for Ongole Cattle which are now hardly available.


Distances by road from Giddalur to Major destinations:


You can see full details about Giddaluru at

  • Giddaluru website

More details about Giddalur region in Giddaluru organization

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