View of Padmanabham Hillock and River Gosthani
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Padmanabham mandal is one of the 43 mandals in Visakhapatnam District. It is under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division and the headquarters is located at Padmanabham. The Mandal is bounded by Bheemunipatnam, Anandapuram mandals in Visakhapatnam District and Bhogapuram mandal in Vizianagaram District.
There's a famous Ananta Padmanabha Swami Temple in this mandal. Before independence, this temple was allotted 3,000 acres by the Pusapati royal family of Vizianagaram and the "Raja Sagi" royal family of Pandrangi.
Padmanabham is located at  It has an average elevation of 23 metres (78 feet).
Battle of Padmanabham
The Battle Of Padmanabham was fought on July 9, 1794, between the British, led by Colonel Pendergast, and the kshatriya kings Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagaram kingdom and Raja Sagi Rama Chandra Raju of the Pandrangi royal family. The kings had refused to pay taxes to the British as they opposed British governance over their kingdom. Colonel Pendergast was sent by the Governor of Madras, John Andrews. Both of the kings were killed, along with 800 soldiers of Vizianagaram and Pandrangi kingdoms, allowing the British to gain full control over the kingdoms. The British were well equipped with muskets and cannons whereas the kings lacked those weapons. After the death of Pusapati China Vijaya Rama Raju, his son Pusapati Narayana Gajapathi Raju was guarded by the Raja Sagi royal family until 1796, when he was crowned king of the Vizianagaram empire.
- APSRTC routes
|700||Simhachalam||Vizianagaram||Adavivaram, SR Puram, Shontyam, Gidijala, Boni, Padbanabham|
|541P||Maddilapalem||Padbanabham||Gurudwar, Birla Junction, NAD Kotharoad, Gopalapatnam, Vepagunta, Pendurthi, Shontyam, Gidijala, Boni|
- "Mandal wise list of villages in Visakhapatnam district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
- Falling Rain Genomics.Padmanabham