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Gudivada is a census town in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Mandal headquarters with more than 100,000 inhabitants, lying as junction of Vijayawada-Machilipatnam-Bhimavaram-Nuzvid-Eluru in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh of India.

History

Gudi means temple and vada means place in Telugu language. Gudivada might be derived from existence of number of temples. Gudivada was known as VIDARBHAPURI in past. Reference: Khandeyayani Kaikaluru Silasasanam of AD 1628. The place was in existence for over 2,000 years and has been flourishing perpetually from the time of the Satavahanas.

Gudivada was a cultural center during the period of Vijayanagar Empire. The excavations discovered certain archaeological remains such as Buddhist and Jain relics. There are also about 99 low mounds with the ruins of Buddhist stupas. The notable one among the old Buddhist stupas is an elevated mound in a cylindrical form with a semi-spherical top

Mahatma Gandhi addressed the public in Gudivada on December 17, 1933.

Regional settings

The town has well-set-up infrastructure, including railway station, APSRTC bus station, head post office, government hospital, outdoor and indoor stadiums, court rooms, MRO office, police station(s), fire station, telegraph, telecom station, taxi stand, officers' club, municipal building, function halls, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, banks, temples, pump house, rice mills, ice factories, cinema halls, schools, petrol/gas stations, city bus service, auto nagar.

Gudivada Administrative setup is spanned over Gudivada Urban, Gudlavalleru, Kaikalur, Kalidindi, Mandavelli, Mudinepalli, Nandivada, Pamarru and Pedaparupudi. Gudivada is a Mandal with head post office, court offices, Mandal Revenue Office.

It is well known for its Thyagaraja Aradhana carnatic music festival, vegetable market, NTR Stadium.

Gudivada is religiously diversified small town with Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches, Meher mandir, Jain temple.

Close by villages include Anguluru, Dondapadu, Kuchipudi, Ghantasala,Choutapalli, Gudlavalleru, Pamaru, Hanuman Junction, Mudinepalli, Ventrapragada, Vanapamula, Peddaparupudi, Chinaparupudi, Elamaru, Nimmakuru, Vadali etc. Many famous people including Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao,Cherukuri Ramoji Rao etc. are from the same region.

Travel modes

  • Nearest airport is at Gannavaram in 25 km distance. Nearest International Airport is at Hyderabad.
  • Comes under south central railways. Gudivada acts as junction to Machilipatnam. Frequent trains from Vijayawada, Kakinada, Narsapur and Machilipatnam.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has Gudivada Depot (GDV). Gudivada has frequent bus service from Vijayawada, Eluru, Machilipatnam, and Nuzvid.

Geography

Gudivada is located at 16.45 N 80.98 E. It has an average elevation of 6 metres (19 feet). Gudivada is Great place

Assembly Constituency

Gudivada is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Kodali Nani) is the top leader of Telugu Desam Party and he is now the sitting MLA for Gudivada.

Villages in Gudivada Mandal

The following is the list of villages in this Mandal.

  1. Gudivada Urban
  2. Gudivada Rural
  3. Lingavaram
  4. Merakagudem
  5. Valivarthipadu
  6. Dondapadu
  7. Saidepudi
  8. Serigolvepalle
  9. Guntakoduru
  10. Moturu
  11. Chowtapalli
  12. Chilakamudi
  13. Bethavol
  14. Pedayerukapadu
  15. Mandapadu
  16. Billapadu
  17. Gangadharapuram
  18. Siddhantam
  19. Chowtapalle
  20. Kalvapudiagraharam
  21. Seridintakurru
  22. Serivelpur
  23. Bommuluru
  24. Chinayerukapadu
  25. Tatiparru
  26. Seepudi
  27. Kasipudi
  28. Allidoddi
  29. Ramanapudi
  30. Chirichintala
  31. Ramachandrapuram
  32. Nuzella(This Village is a Hamlet of Serivelpuru)

Demographics

As of 2001India census,Gudivada had a population of 112,245. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Gudivada has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 66%. In Gudivada, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate

Gudivada falls in the hot humid region of the country and it is less than 40 miles from Bay of Bengal. The climate of the town is very hot and it is pleasant during the winter. The hottest day falls in the month of May with shift to June during some years. The maximum temperature observed is 50.3C and the minimum temperature observed is 12.90C.

Educational institutions

Gudivada town is a famous educational centre in the region with many primary schools, high schools, junior colleges, degree colleges, arts and science colleges, engineering college, industrial training centre, polytechnic college, homeopathy medical college. Gudivada comes under region of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra University and Jawharlal Nehru technological university (for engineering college).

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Medical facilities

Gudivada has lots of hospitals with wide range of specialties and facilities.

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Money/Economy

Being a mandal head quarters, Gudivada is a financial centre. Most of the income is generated from agriculture and fishing. Gudivada being in heart of Krishna district is great place for real estate business. Trade mostly depends on agricultural yields in that season from the near by regions. However, jewelry and gold business and cinema seems to have a special place.

Major businesses around this place are: milk, rice mills, transportation/cargo, fisheries, education, medical, cinema, jewelry, finance, textile, vegetables etc.

Most of the nationalized banks have their branch (s) some of them have ATM and locker Facilities.

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Stock trading in this region is done mainly with help of stock brokers. Chit fund companies are mostly privately owned, how ever companies like Sriram Chits and Margadarsi has their branches.

Small details

Mandal Name Gudivada
Mandal Code 42
Railway Station, Bus depot Code GDV

 

 

 

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Cinema hall

  • Bommarillu A/C DTS
  • Anand Mayuri(A/C)
  • Ganga Mahal
  • Neela Mahal
  • Bhaskar70mm A/C-DTS
  • Bhaskar35mm A/C-DTS
  • Sarat
  • Balaji
  • Sri Venkateswara A/C-DTS
  • Sri Rama
  • Sri Lakshmi
  • Sri Brahma(A/C)
  • sri Lakshmi Rama
 

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