Nidadavolu Junction Board
|• Total||20.36 km2 (7.86 sq mi)|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|• Density||2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
The town was known as Niravadyaprolu or Niravadyapuram.
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. A prince of Nidadavolu, Veerabhadra Chalukya, married Rani Rudrama Devi, a prominent ruler and the warrior queen of the Kakatiya dynasty. He fought several wars along with his wife and is hailed as a brave prince. 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.
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.
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|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||18
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.
Kotasattemma Temple is one of the Hindu religious temple in the town.
The town has a total road length of 98.21 km (61.02 mi). Srikakulam-chennai highway passes through the town. Nidadavolu Junction is the railway junction for the town. It is the junction of Bhimavaram–Nidadavolu section and Vijayawada–Nidadavolu sections of Howrah–Chennai main line. The station is administered under Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. The nearest operational airport is at Madhurapudi,Rajamundry located at a distance of 45 kilometres.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.
A lot of private schools/colleges are being established in and around the town.
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