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.
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.
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.
Gudivada is located at. It has an average elevation of 6 metres (19 feet). Gudivada is Great place
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.
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.
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.
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).
Gudivada has lots of hospitals with wide range of specialties and facilities.
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.
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.