Kaikaluru

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Kaikaluru
కైకలూరు
Kaikalyapuram
town and mandal
Kaika.jpg
Kaikaluru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kaikaluru
Kaikaluru
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°33′03″N 81°12′00″E / 16.55089°N 81.2000°E / 16.55089; 81.2000Coordinates: 16°33′03″N 81°12′00″E / 16.55089°N 81.2000°E / 16.55089; 81.2000
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 75,125
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521 333
Telephone code 08677
Vehicle registration AP 16
Nearest city Vijayawada
Literacy 66.55%
Lok Sabha constituency Eluru
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kaikalur
Climate Tropical (Köppen)
Website www.kaikalurpeople.com

Kaikaluru or Kaikalur is a small town and Mandal headquarters with a population of 22,000 in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Kaikalur is home to one of India's biggest lakes called Kolleru. Kaikalur is famous for fish farming.

Geography[edit]

Kaikalur is located at 16°34′00″N 81°12′00″E / 16.5667°N 81.2000°E / 16.5667; 81.2000.[1] It has an average elevation of 18.famous temple in kaikluru is sri syamalamba temple.

Demographics[edit]

According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Kaikalur mandal is as follows:

  • Total Population: 75,125 in 18,436 Households.
  • Male Population: 37,804 and Female Population: 37,321
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 9,764 (Boys - 4,886 and Girls - 4,878)
  • Total Literates: 43,501

Kaikalur town had a population of 20,753 in 2001.According to 2011 census, Kaikalur town had a population of approximately 43,000.

Features[edit]

The nearest main city is Vijayawada. There is a train facility to reach Vijayawada. Many business people get their products from Vijayawada by means of trains, which are very cheap. During the Indian independence movement, K. Siva Kumar Naidu played a prominent role from Kaikalur. Kaikalur is a major gram panchayat. Kaikalur is good for education since the British rule. Many students from nearby villages come here to have their education. It has many historical buildings at Taluka centre.

Schools like TVNRM National E.M. School, Kaikalur Public School, Jagruti Concept School, Viswa Vani E.M. School and Oxford school provide quality education in the village. There is a very famous temple in this town called Syamalamba Temple; many devotees visit this temple regularly. There are huge number of devotes from overseas who worship this goddess. Veeravenkateswara swami temple built by Sri Krishnadevaraya.

Kaikalur Public School, Viswa Vani E.M. School, Jagruti Concept School  {Earlier called Angels Public Schoo} are some of schools imparting quality secondary education to this small town.

Tourist destinations in Kaikalur[edit]

KOLLERU LAKE (Telugu: కొల్లేరు సరస్సు) is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is located in Kaikalur, Andhra Pradesh state, India. Kolleru is located between Krishna and Godavari delta. Kolleru spans into two districts - Krishna and West Godavari. The lake serves as a natural flood-balancing reservoir for these two rivers. The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams, and is connected to the Krishna and Godavari systems by over 68 inflowing drains and channels. The lake was an important habitat for an estimated 20 million resident and migratory birds, including the Grey or Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). The lake was created as a wildlife sanctuary in November 1999 under India's Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, and designated a wetland of international importance in November 2002 under the international Ramsar Convention. The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 308 km².

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kaikalur