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Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple at Kuppam
|Elevation||667 m (2,188 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 03|
Kuppam is the southernmost part of Andhra Pradesh, located at the intersection of three states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The Chennai to Bangalore railway line passes through Kuppam.
As of 2001[update] India census, Kuppam had a population of 18,803. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kuppam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 62%. The official language of Kuppam is Telugu.
Kuppam is known for its granite quarries and a granite variety, Kuppam Green, is named after the town
Kuppam has the presence of Sapa Extrusion India Pvt Ltd. Sapa is the World leader in aluminium extrusions headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
Being at the meeting point of three states, Kuppam is well connected by road and rail. Also, due to its proximity to major metros Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Bangalore (Karnataka), majority of buses run through the place. Kuppam is serviced by state corporation APSRTC and bus services run by neighboring state corporations viz. Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation and Karnataka State Transportation. Kuppam has regular bus services towards Chennai, Bangalore, Tirupathi, Nellore, Chittoor, Madanapalle, Palamaner, Kolar, Krishnagiri, Tirupattur, Vaniyambadi and Gudiyatham, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kadapa and other places.
Kuppam is well connected by train services from Chennai and Bangalore. There are about ten trains running between Bangalore and Kuppam everyday and four trains running between Chennai and Kuppam. The first train from Bangalore is at 6:30 AM and from Chennai the first train is at 7:50 AM. The last train from Kuppam to Bangalore is at 7:38 PM and to Chennai is at 4:40 PM. Bangalore to Kuppam takes about 2 hours by train and Chennai to Kuppam takes about 4.5 hrs by Train.
The train timings from kuppam to bangalore are 1.39 AM (Chennai-bangalore kaveri express)3.15 AM (Tirupathi Chamarajnagar Fast Passenger) 4.13 AM (Yeshwanthpura-Howra Express) 4.29 AM (Kanyakumari Bangalore Islander express) 5.25 AM (Jolarpet-Bangalore Express) 6.10 AM (Kochiveli-Bangalore City Express) 6.45 AM (Kuppam-Bangalore City Passenger) 10.4 AM (Kakinda-Bangalore city Sheyshadri express) 11.34 AM(Chennai-Bangalore Brindhavan Superfast Express) 3.29 PM (Arakkonam-Bangalore city passenger) 5.47 PM (Chennai-Bangalore inter city express) 7.38 PM (Chennai-Bangalore Lalbaug express )
Kuppam is connected with Bangalore and Chennai by road through Krishnagiri. The distance between Krishnagiri and Kuppam is 28 km.
The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport which is about 2.5 hrs from Kuppam
There is a direct train available towards Vijayawada for students who are studying in Kuppam. (Seshadri and Howrah-yeswantapur express). Seshadri starts at 3.20 PM from Kuppam towards Vijayawada and returns at 10.05 AM at kuppam towards bangalore).
Kuppam is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,61,872 registered voters in Kuppam constituency as of 1999. The following are the elected members from Kuppam over the years.
- 1970 - D.Vekatesham
- 1978 - B.R.Doraswamy Naidu
- 1983 and 1985 - N. Rangaswamy Naidu
- 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 - N. Chandrababu Naidu (Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh)
Hinduism is the major religion. The following are some of the famous temples in and around Kuppam.
- Sri Prasanna Tirupathi Gangamamba Temple
- Sri Peddapulli Gangamamba Temple
- Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple
- Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
- Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Kuppam is a major educational hub housing the kuppam Engineering College, Dravidian University, P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Dr.Y.C.James Yen Rural Polytechnic College, MFC GOVT College, GOVT VOCATIONal College and numerous degree colleges.
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