Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
|• MLA (Palakol Assembly)||Nimmala Rama Naidu (2014 - present)|
|• MP (Narasapur Lok Sabha)||Gokaraju Ganga Raju (2014 - present)|
|Elevation||1.5 m (4.9 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The Palakol Municipality was established in the year 1920. It is second municipality in west godavari after Eluru. And it is an first grade municipality with a population of about 75000.
In Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2014 Nimmala Rama Naidu from Telugu Desam Party has been elected as MLA.
Palakol is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves. The town is also famous for pomelo fruit. Palakol has one of the largest number of rice mills.
Buses operated by APSRTC and private travel agencies run from Palakol to Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada and Tirupati. Three express trains service the town, which is on the Narsapur – Vijayawada railway route. A bridge was built on Vasista Godavari near Chinchinada 7 km away from Palakol connecting East Godavari & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh, which makes it a part of National Highway 214
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, as a 15th-century temple for Shiva. It is one of the five Pancharama Kshetras.
Antharvedi-temple of sri lakshmi narayana swamy
Anna chellela gattu-where river godavari meets bay of Bengal
Mavullamma devi temple-Bhimavaram etc.
Major higher education institutions include Jogaiah Institute of Technology and Sciences (JITS). and College of Pharmacy.
- Allu Ramalingiah
- Kodi Ramakrishna
- Dasari Narayana Rao
- Chintapalli Ramana
- U. Srinivas, exponent of Mandolin
- Padma Bhushan. Dr.Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana
- Ghazal Srinivas recipient Guiness book of world