Palakol

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Palakollu
పాలకొల్లు
Kshirapuram, Kshiraramam, Palakolanu, Palakollu, Palacole
City
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 Andhra Pradesh, India. The population of Palakollu is about 57,317.[1]

History[edit]

Palakol or Palakollu was originally known as Kshiraramam or Kshirapuram or Palakolanu or Upamanyapuram. [2]

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) [3]

Palakollu municipality[edit]

The Palakollu Municipality was established in the year 1920. It is second municipality in West Godavari after Eluru. It is a first grade municipality with a population of about 75000.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Palakollu Assembly constituency is one among 15 constituencies in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India.

In Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2014 Nimmala Rama Naidu from Telugu Desam Party has been elected as MLA.

Agriculture[edit]

Palakollu is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves. The town is also famous for Pamparapanaasa or pomelo fruit. Palakollu has one of the largest number of rice mills.

Transport[edit]

Buses operated by APSRTC and private travel agencies run from Palakollu to Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada and Tirupati. Three express trains service the town, which is on the Narsapur – Vijayawada railway route.[4] 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

Toursim[edit]

Lalita Kalanjali Nataka Academy supported by famous film artist and director Kodi Ramakrishna conducts Nataka Potilu (Drama Competitions) every year, which are famous in the state.

Ksheera Rama Lingeswara Swami Temple with its 36.6 Mts high Tower (Pedha Gopuram). It was built by the reddy rajulu who ruled this place during 15th century,[5] as a 15th-century temple for Shiva. It is one of the five Pancharama Kshetras.[6]

Ashtabhuja Lakshmi Narayana Swami Temple which is known for its traditions and festivities like Bhramostavam draw large number of devotees from all over the town. Dhanurmasam is celebrated in the month of December in the remembrance of love of Andaal for Lord Sri Krishna.

Antharvedi-temple of sri lakshmi narayana swamy

Anna chellela gattu-where river godavari meets bay of Bengal

Hotels[edit]

Sri GajaLakshmi Lodge, New Cloth Market.

Education[edit]

Major higher education institutions include Jogaiah Institute of Technology and Sciences (JITS). and College of Pharmacy.

Notables personalities[edit]

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