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Palakollu

Palakollu
పాలకొల్లు
Town
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Palakollu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Palakollu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
Government
 • MLA (Palakol Assembly) Nimmala Rama Naidu (2014 - present)
 • MP (Narasapur Lok Sabha) Gokaraju Ganga Raju (2014 - present)
Elevation 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 57,317
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534260
Telephone code 08814
Vehicle registration AP37

Palakol or Palakollu is a small village in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] The town is the headquarters of Palakollu mandal.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Transport 2
  • Culture 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

Palakol or Palakollu was originally known as Kshiraramam or Kshirapuram or Palakolanu or Upamanyapuram. [3]

In 1652, the Dutch built their first Indian factory at Palakollu. Palakollu is also known as Trilinga Desam, the region bounded by three lingas(Srisailam,Draksharamam and Kaleswaram) [4]

Transport

APSRTC operates buses from Palakollu to major cities like Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati etc. Three express trains service the town, which is on the Narsapur – Vijayawada railway route.[5] A bridge was built on Vasista Godavari near Chinchinada 7 km away from Palakollu connecting East Godavari & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh, which makes it a part of National Highway 214. Palakollu railway station is classified as a B–category station in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[6]

Culture

The town notable for many artists like Allu Ramalingiah, Kodi Ramakrishna, Dasari Narayana Rao,Chalam (Andhra Dileepkumar,Mandolin Srinivas, RaviRaja Pinisetty,Chintapalli Ramana, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Ghazal Srinivas (recipient Guinness book of world),Beri Thimappa / Thimmanna (Founder of Madras), Veera Pothana (Nandi awardee,cine & drama writer).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 461. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Pañchārāmas in medieval Āndhradēśa (Google eBook)
  4. ^ Readings in Indian History. Selected And Edited by Sir William Wilson Hunter 1899 (Google eBook)
  5. ^ http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/maps/st-cent-rly.htm
  6. ^ "Divisional info" (PDF).  
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