Gollapudi

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Gollapudi
village
Gollapudi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gollapudi
Gollapudi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°32′N 80°34′E / 16.533°N 80.567°E / 16.533; 80.567Coordinates: 16°32′N 80°34′E / 16.533°N 80.567°E / 16.533; 80.567
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Population (2009)
 • Total 25,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521 xxx
Telephone code 241-
Vehicle registration AP–16
Nearest city Vijayawada
Lok Sabha constituency Vijayawada
Vidhan Sabha constituency Mylavaram

Gollapudi is a town in Krishna district located to the west of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. The population according to 2001 census is 17,845.

Ayyappa Temple is one of the famous temple and first Ayyappa temple in AP well known as Andhra Sabarimalai..

Climate and rainfall[edit]

The climate of Gollapudi zone is tropical in nature with hot summers and moderate winters. The climate is hot and dry throughout the year. Summers are quite hot with very minor difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures. The climatic cycle can thus be divided into four seasons as: 123456

  • Cool months January and February
  • Hot months March to July
  • Monsoon (S.W) June to September and
  • Monsoon (N.E) October to December

Gollapudi and the surrounding areas experience high temperature. The mean daily maximum temperature is 37 °C, while minimum is 27.7 °C in this region. The temperature begins to rise in mid February and May is the hottest month, when temperature reaches even up to 45°C. December and January are usually the months with the lowest.

General facts[edit]

Village was constructed in a well planned manner by the English Engineer "Numerous", leaving 4 common sites in the center of the village, which were later utilized for School, Panchayat Office and two temples. Every road has a parallel road and there were no dead ends.

Gollapudi saw the real estate boom after the year 2000. Land rates touched the sky. Educational institutions flooded into the village after 2005. Many banks established their branches here.

Gollapudi has two new Large AC function halls named Sri Datta and Sri Padmavathi Kalyana Mandapam and One dining AC restaurant called "THE VILLAGE" near the one center.

Education[edit]

Gollapudi is the source of Education, have so many private schools in addition to government/aided schools, includes one elementary (CSI) school (from class 1 to class 5), one MPP School from class 1 to class 7) and one ZPP (SPNRC High School) School. Before Sri Posani Choudary donates his land for Secondary School, villagers had to go for a nearby villages for secondary Education, which some feels very difficult hence stop their education. With his intention of school changes the era of Gollapudi and nearby villages like Suriyapalem, Rayanapadu, Paidurupadu and Bhavanipuram.

The main road is named on his honour as Sri Posani Narasimharao Road. But the most of the present generation don't know the name of road, they simply call it "main bazaar".

And top educational institutes like Chaithanya, Narayana and NRI established their branches in Gollapudi.

Hospitals[edit]

In spite of the huge population, there were no government hospitals here. "Asha Hospital", run by missionaries is the only medical aid provider until the recent opening of "Andhra Hospitals".

Transport[edit]

National Highway 9 (India) (NH-9) passes through the village, which connects Vijayawada and Hyderabad. And by-pass which connects National Highway 5 (India) (NH5) and National Highway 9 (India) (NH-9) starting from Gollapudi.

Vijayawada city bus route number 1 will start from here. One famous song contains the name of this route in a film acted by N. T. Rama Rao (Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh).

Temples[edit]

  • Abhaya Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Ayyappa Temple (first temple in Andhra Pradesh)
  • Durga Temple (on the banks of River Krishna)
  • Lakshmi Narayana Temple (in Lanco Colony)
  • Masqeed (one in Gollapudi main village and one more is in Moulanagar, a part of Gollapudi)
  • Ramalayam (Harizanawada)
  • Ramalayam (One centre)
  • RCM Church
  • Sai Baba Temple (in Saipuram Colony,a part of the village.)
  • Shivalayam
  • Trisakthi Peetam
  • Venugopala Swamy Temple
  • And many more Churches and Temples

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