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Village and Mandal
Gudlavalleru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°21′00″N 81°03′00″E / 16.3500°N 81.0500°E / 16.3500; 81.0500Coordinates: 16°21′00″N 81°03′00″E / 16.3500°N 81.0500°E / 16.3500; 81.0500
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,902
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521356
Vehicle registration AP16
Nearest city Gudivada
Lok Sabha constituency Machilipatnam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gudivada

Gudlavalleru is a village and Mandal in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India. It derives its name from "Gudula valleru", meaning "Land of Many Temples". It is on the Gudivada-Machilipatnam route, well connected by road and rail to Vijayawada (55 km), Machilipatnam (26 km) and Gudivada (8 km).


Gudlavalleru is at 16°21′00″N 81°03′00″E / 16.3500°N 81.0500°E / 16.3500; 81.0500.[1] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (6 ft).


According to the 2001 Indian census the demographic details of Gudlavalleru mandal is as follows:[2]

  • Total Population: 55,592 in 14,425 households.
  • Male Population: 28,059
  • Female Population: 27,533
  • Children Under 6 years of age: 6,204 (Boys: 3,151; Girls: 3,053)
  • Literates: 34,613

Gudlavalleru village had a population of 10,902 in 2001.[3]


Gudlavalleru is one of the major hubs for producing rice due to the vast number of rice mills in and around it. The village was awarded the best panchayat award. It had a rice mill in 1901. (The mill was still working raw and boiled rice mill as of September 2009.)

It has a feed mixing plant, milk chilling centre, government hospital, government elementary school, high school and degree college, rice mills, banks and many temples. It is famous for poultry and dairy. The first landmark bank, in cooperative sector was started from Gudlavalleru. The cattle mela that takes place on every Friday for trade, is famous all over the state. It is a well-developed village with facilities like medical, educational, agricultural, etc. The famous Polraj canal passes through Gudlavalleru from Britishers time.

More recently,[when?] the Lions Club of Gudlavalleru was established collectively by a group of service-oriented individuals. The club has grown exponentially to become the largest club in South India. Extensive services by this club, like Anna Danam, medical camps, Clean and Green awareness programs etc. have catapulted the prestige of Gudlavalleru into a premier village and has resulted in numerous awards for the club. The club has been voted the best regional club continuously.


Gudlavalleru is the venue for great educational institutions. This village has the A.A.N.M. & V.V.R.S.R. Polytechnic and the Gudlavalleru Engineering College which were established by A.A.N.M & V.V.R.S.R society, both in 1981. Both colleges are among the top ranking institutes in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Other notable colleges are the S.E.R.M educational institutions, ITI college, etc.

It has educational institutions, where one can get kindergarten to 12th (inter), general degree to technical and even master degree programs.


Famous phsyciatrist and gynecologist Dr. Gudlavalleti Lakshman Rao was from this village. He resigned from military services and established a nursing home in Gudlavalleru in 1945. Sri Adusumilli Venkata Subba Rao and Sri. Vallabhaneni Rangaiah Chowdary, famous agriculturists, was also from Gudlavalleru. Cooperative movement from Punjab state was brought to South India and the first land mortgage bank in South India was opened in Gudalavalleru by Sri. Gudlavalleti Venkataratnam Pantulugaru. For his achievement he was awarded as "RAOSAHAIB" by the British government.

Many prominent industrial, social and political leaders include Kosaraju Venkata Rama Krishna Rao, Valluripalli Seshadri Rao, Vallabhaneni venkat ratnam, Vallabhaneni Venkatadri, Dr. C.L.Venkat Rao. The first person to travel to America from Krishna district, Barrister Abdulla Mohammed is from Gudlavalleru; he served as the first secretary and later vice-ambassador at the Indian embassy in Washington from 1949 to 1979. The second tractor "Massey-Fergusson" tractor ever imported to Andhra Pradesh from America was sent by him to Gudlavalleru to help the agriculture activities there. The first "David Brown" tractor (runs with power oil) was imported to Andhra Pradesh from London by Sri Vishnubhatla Sundara Venkata Rama Subrahmanyam, a familiar landlord who served as vice president to Gudlavalleru. Vishnubhatla Yaginnarayana, the air force officer of Indian government is from Gudlavalleru.

Villages in Gudlavalleru Mandal[edit]

The following is the list of villages in this Mandal. [4]


  1. ^ Gudlavalleru at
  2. ^ Gudlavalleru mandal at Our Village
  3. ^ Gudlavalleru village at
  4. ^ "Villages in Gudlavalleru Mandal". Retrieved 2007-02-22.