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Location of Gudivada
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 16°16′N 80°35′E / 16.27°N 80.59°E / 16.27; 80.59
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Krishna district
Population 167821 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

5 m (16 ft)

Gudivada is a census town in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a mandal headquarters with more than 100,000 inhabitants, lying as junction of Vijayawada-Machilipatnam-Bhimavaram-Nuzvid-Eluru in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh of India.



Gudi means temple and vada means place in Telugu. Gudivada might be derived from existence of number of temples. Gudivada was known as VIDARBHAPURI in past. Reference: Khandeyayani Kaikaluru Silasasanam of AD 1628. The place was in existence for over 2,000 years and has been flourishing perpetually from the time of the Satavahanas.

Gudivada was a cultural center during the period of Vijayanagar Empire. The excavations discovered certain archaeological remains such as Buddhist and Jain relics. There are also about 99 low mounds with the ruins of Buddhist stupas. The notable one among the old Buddhist stupas is an elevated mound in a cylindrical form with a semi-spherical top.

Mahatma Gandhi addressed the public in Gudivada on 17 December 1933.


Gudivada is located at 16°27′N 80°59′E / 16.45°N 80.98°E / 16.45; 80.98.[1] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (19 feet). Gudivada is Great place

Villages in Gudivada Mandal

The following is the list of villages in this Mandal.[2]

  1. Allidoddi
  2. Bethavol
  3. Billapadu
  4. Bommuluru
  5. Chilakamudi
  6. Chinayerukapadu
  7. Chirichintala
  8. Chowtapalle
  9. Chowtapalli
  10. Chinaparupudi
  11. Dondapadu
  12. Elamarru
  13. Gangadharapuram
  14. Gudivada Rural
  15. Gudivada Urban
  16. Guntakoduru
  17. Kalvapudiagraharam
  18. Kasipudi
  19. Lingavaram
  20. Mandapadu
  21. Merakagudem
  22. Moturu
  23. Nuzella(This Village is a Hamlet of Serivelpuru)
  24. Pedayerukapadu
  25. Peruru (AP, India)
  26. Ramachandrapuram
  27. Ramanapudi
  28. Saidepudi
  29. Seepudi
  30. Seridintakurru
  31. Serigolvepalle
  32. Serivelpur
  33. Siddhantam
  34. Tattivarru
  35. Valivarthipadu


As of 2001India census,[3]Gudivada had a population of 112,245. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Gudivada has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 66%. In Gudivada, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Gudivada falls in the hot humid region of the country and it is less than 40 miles from Bay of Bengal. The climate of the town is very hot and it is pleasant during the winter. The hottest day falls in the month of May with shift to June during some years. The maximum temperature observed is 50.3C and the minimum temperature observed is 12.90C.

Regional settings

The town has well-set-up infrastructure, including railway station, APSRTC bus station, head post office, government hospital, outdoor and indoor stadiums with Gym, court rooms, MRO office, police station(s), fire station,agricultural industries, telegraph, telecom station, taxi stand, officers' club, municipal building, function halls, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, banks, temples, pump house, rice mills, ice factories, cinema halls, schools, petrol/gas stations, city bus service, auto nagar.

Gudivada Administrative setup is spanned over Gudivada Urban, Gudlavalleru, Kaikalur, Kalidindi, Mandavelli, Mudinepalli, Nandivada, Pamarru and Pedaparupudi. Gudivada is a Mandal with head post office, court offices, Mandal Revenue Office.

Food in Gudivada is typical of Andhra Pradesh and Krishna district food, mostly rice and curries associated with it. Food will be very spicy. You have many commercial food places (hotels) near main road and Nehru chowk.

It is well known for its Thyagaraja Aradhana carnatic music festival, vegetable market, NTR Stadium. Gudivada is religiously diversified small town with Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches, Meher mandir, Jain temple.

Close by villages include Anguluru, Dondapadu, Kuchipudi, Ghantasala, Choutapalli, Gudlavalleru, Pamaru, Hanuman Junction, Mudinepalli, Ventrapragada, Vanapamula, Peddaparupudi, Chinaparupudi, Elamaru, Nimmakuru, Vadali etc.

Famous Personalities: Many famous people including Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao,Sajith.S, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao,V.B. Rajendra Prasad, Kurumaddali Venkata Chalapati Rao (Pantulugarished), Cherukuri Ramoji Rao,VNDS Suryatej-Wipro Technologies.

Kaikala Satyanarayana, YVS Chowdary, Dr. KL Narayana - Sri Durga Arts, Raghumudri Srihari, etc. are from the same region.

Travel modes

  • Nearest airport is at Gannavaram in 25 km distance. Nearest International Airport is at Hyderabad.
  • Comes under south central railways. Gudivada acts as junction to Machilipatnam. Frequent trains from Vijayawada, Kakinada, Narsapur Machilipatnam and Mumbai.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has Gudivada Depot (GDV). Gudivada has frequent bus service from Vijayawada, Eluru, Machilipatnam, and Nuzvid.

Educational institutions

Gudivada town is a famous educational centre in the region with many primary schools, high schools, junior colleges, degree colleges, arts and science colleges, engineering college, industrial training centre, polytechnic college, homeopathy medical college. Gudivada comes under region of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra University and Jawharlal Nehru technological university (for engineering college).

Among the notable educational institutions in Gudivada are:

  • ANR College (arts, science, degree, post graduation)
  • Dr. Mudunuru Gururaju Government Homeopathic Medical College
  • K.T.R Women's College
  • ANRPL Arts and science college
  • Gudlavalleru Polytechnic College
  • VKR & VNB Polytechnic
  • Gudlavalleru Engineering College
  • Gudivada Engineering College
  • District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) or Teacher Training Centre(TTC)
  • Sri Vidyalaya Junior College
  • Sree Vidya College
  • A G K M High School
  • S P S High School
  • Gandhi Municipal High School
  • Nalanda Municipal High School
  • Montessori English and Telugu medium School
  • Viswa Bharathi English Medium High School
  • Gowtham Concept School
  • Little Flower Creative School
  • Vidyavikas Public School
  • Sai Ushodaya Public School
  • Raghavendra public school
  • Sri Vasavi English Medium High School
  • Vikas Rainbow School
  • S G R K High School (Town High School)

Medical facilities

Gudivada has lots of hospitals with wide range of specialties and facilities.

Some of the famous hospitals are :-

  • Government General Hospital
  • American Hospital
  • VRM people's health centre [Geetha Reddy Hospitals]
  • Srirama Nursing Home
  • Srikanth Nursing Home
  • Vishnu Orthopedic Hospital
  • Pinnananeni Children's Hospital
  • Manoj Surgical Hospital, Mudinepalli
  • Annapurna Multi Speciality Hospital
  • Karuna Nursing Home


Being a mandal headquarters. Gudivada is a financial centre. Most of the income is generated from agriculture and fishing. Gudivada has got its significance in the agricultural field way back in 1946 when the Pioneer industry in manufacturing of all sorts of agricultural implements was founded by Late Sri. Kurumaddali Venkata Chalapati Rao popularly known as Pantulu gari shed was established. Gudivada being in heart of Krishna district is great place for real estate business. Trade mostly depends on agricultural yields in that season from the near by regions. However, jewellery and gold business and cinema seems to have a special place.

Major businesses around this place are: agricultural industries, milk, rice mills, transportation/cargo, fisheries, education, medical, cinema, jewellery, finance, textile, vegetables etc.

Most of the nationalised banks have their branch(s) some of them have ATM and locker Facilities. Following are list of some branches available in Gudivada:

  1. Gudivada Cooperative Urban Bank
  2. Sapthagiri Grameena Bank
  3. Karur Vysya Bank with ATM Facility
  4. Vijaya Bank
  5. Bank of Baroda with ATM Facility
  6. Indian Overseas Bank with ATM Facility
  7. Canara Bank
  8. Andhra Bank with ATM Facility
  9. State Bank of Hyderabad with ATM Facility
  10. State Bank of India with ATM Facility
  11. City Union Bank with ATM Facility
  12. Axis Bank with ATM Facility
  13. ICICI Bank with ATM Facility
  14. Union Bank of India with ATM Facility
  15. Syndicate Bank

Private commercial banks like HDFC, HSBC, ABN AMRO do not have their branches yet. Stock trading in this region is done mainly with help of stock brokers. Chit fund companies are mostly privately owned; however, companies like Sriram Chits and Margadarsi have their branches.

Small details

Mandal Name Gudivada
Mandal Code 42
Railway Station, Bus depot Code GDV

Localities inside Gudivada town (urban) include

  • Bayyavari Veedhi
  • Varala Street
  • CSI Church center
  • Kakarla Veedhi (Bosubomma center)
  • Peddayerukapadu
  • Pedda Kalava
  • Auto Nagar
  • Koti Bomma Center
  • Satyanarayana puram
  • Bus Stand
  • Over Bridge
  • Municipal Buildings
  • Post Office
  • Devarakonda vaari veedhi
  • Railway station
  • Bethavolu
  • Masid Center
  • Market center
  • Stadium
  • Nehru Chowk
  • Gowri sankar puram
  • Patimeeda
  • Neelamahal center
  • Montessori
  • Eluru Road
  • Rajendar Nagar
  • Teachers Colony
  • Sriram Puram
  • Bipass Road
  • Janardhana puram
  • Bank colony
  • RTC colony
  • Mubarak Center
  • Nizampet
  • Bantumilli Road Center
  • Ktibomma Center
  • GoodmanPet
  • Shadikhana Center
  • NTR Colony
  • Pedda Veedhi

External links


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gudivada
  2. ^ "Villages in Gudivada Mandal". Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 


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