Palakollu

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Palakollu
పాలకొల్లు
Town
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Palakollu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Palakollu
Palakollu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°32′00″N 81°44′00″E / 16.5333°N 81.7333°E / 16.5333; 81.7333Coordinates: 16°32′00″N 81°44′00″E / 16.5333°N 81.7333°E / 16.5333; 81.7333
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
Government
 • MLA (Palakol Assembly) Nimmala Rama Naidu (2014 - present)
 • MP (Narasapur Lok Sabha) Gokaraju Ganga Raju (2014 - present)
Elevation 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 57,317
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534260
Telephone code 08814
Vehicle registration AP37

Palakol or Palakollu is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] The town is the headquarters of Palakollu mandal.[2]

History[edit]

Palakol or Palakollu was originally known as Kshiraramam or Kshirapuram or Palakolanu or Upamanyapuram. [3]

In 1652, the Dutch built their first Indian factory at Palakollu. Palakollu is also known as Trilinga Desam, the region bounded by three lingas(Srisailam,Draksharamam and Kaleswaram) [4]

Transport[edit]

APSRTC operates buses from Palakollu to major cities like Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati etc. Three express trains service the town, which is on the Narsapur – Vijayawada railway route.[5] A bridge was built on Vasista Godavari near Chinchinada 7 km away from Palakollu connecting East Godavari & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh, which makes it a part of National Highway 214.

Motel/Lodge[edit]

Sri GajaLakshmi Lodge, New Cloth Market, Beside Dasari Picture Palace.

Culture[edit]

The town notable for many artists like Allu Ramalingiah, Kodi Ramakrishna, Dasari Narayana Rao, Chintapalli Ramana, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Ghazal Srinivas (recipient Guinness book of world).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 461. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Pañchārāmas in medieval Āndhradēśa (Google eBook)
  4. ^ Readings in Indian History. Selected And Edited by Sir William Wilson Hunter 1899 (Google eBook)
  5. ^ http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/maps/st-cent-rly.htm