Nidadavole

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Nidadavolu
నిడదవోలు
Nidadavole
Municipality
Nidadavolu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nidadavolu
Nidadavolu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°55′N 81°40′E / 16.92°N 81.67°E / 16.92; 81.67Coordinates: 16°55′N 81°40′E / 16.92°N 81.67°E / 16.92; 81.67
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 114,302
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534301
Telephone code 918813
Vehicle registration AP37

Nidadavolu is a municipal town in Nidadavolu mandal, located in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] A major canal from River Godavari passes through the town.

History[edit]

Nidadavolu was a fort surrounded by water bodies (Jaladurgam) of Eastern Chalukyan kings. Chalukya Bhima, the builder of Draksharama Bhimeswara temple won this land from Rastrakutas, the then ruling dynasty. Veerabhadra Chalukya married Rani Rudrama Devi, a prominent ruler and warrior princess of Kakatiya dynasty. It had 108 Siva temples, many of them were totally destroyed by Muhammad bin Tughluq in 1323. Even today, one can find the remains of the destroyed sculptures. A Nandi statue belonging to the 13th century placed in Sri Golingeswara temple was discovered recently.

Geography[edit]

Nidadavolu is a mandal, assembly constituency and a main railway junction in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Borders consist of East Godavari to the east, Devarapalli Mandal to the west, Tadepalligudem mandal and Peravali mandal to the south and Chagallu Mandal to the north.

Climate[edit]

Nidadavolu city falls in the hot humid region of the country. The climate of the city is hot in the summers and it is pleasant during the winter. The hottest day falls in the month of May with shift to June during some years.

Climate data for Nidadavolu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
31
(88)
34
(93)
40
(104)
48
(118)
42
(108)
36
(97)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
34.7
(94.4)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
21
(70)
24
(75)
27
(81)
30
(86)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
19
(66)
23.8
(74.8)
Source: Sunmap

Transport[edit]

Nidadavolu railway station is a railway junction in West Godavari district. A branch line goes to Tanuku from the Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line. Recently it has been upgraded with computerized ticketing service and reservation facilities.[2][3][4] The Nidadavolu over bridge of length 700 mts was constructed between 1990 and 1992. Before the road and train networks were in place, transport was dependent on water. During that period Nidadavolu Wharf was a junction which provided mainline rail services to other parts of the country. After rapid development of road network, the prominence of water transport faded. Nidadavolu Wharf is located opposite to Tadepalligudem railway gate. APSRTC Tadepalligudem Depot operates bus services from Nidadavole to various places.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the major occupation with many Paddy and Sugarcane fields. Many crops and vegetables grow in these region and water resource for irrigation is abundant from the major canals of Godavari.

Places of worship[edit]

Golingeswara Alayam
Chinna Kasi Revu
Nangalamma Gudi

Temples with historical background like Golingeswaraalayam, Anjaneyaalayam, Someswaraalayam, Madanagopala Swamy Aalyam, Kota sattemma and the village deity Nangalamma Aalayam are spread across the town. Besides this, Nidadavolu Jain Temple, Bethelahem Church, Jamiya masjid are other religious centers of worship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 9. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ IndianTrains.org
  3. ^ makemytrip.com
  4. ^ ixigo.com