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Location of Puttur
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 13°27′N 79°33′E / 13.45°N 79.55°E / 13.45; 79.55
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Chittoor
Congress Muddu Krishnama Naidu
Population ~33,000 (2007)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

144 m (472 ft)

Puttur (Telugu: పుత్తూరు), is a census town and mandal headquarters in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.



Puttur is located at 13°27′N 79°33′E / 13.45°N 79.55°E / 13.45; 79.55[1]. It has an average elevation of 144 metres (472 feet).
Puttur is situated on the way from Tirupati to Chennai. It is recently added in the TUDA region.

Distance from Puttur to:
Tirupati - 35 km. approx
Chennai - 110 km. approx

Nearest Rail Head : Puttur Railway Station

To reach Puttur from Tirupati (35 km approximately):
By Train : Tirupati Railway Station (Sapthagiri Express, Garudadri Express).
By Bus : From Tirupati Bus Stand.

To reach Puttur from Chennai (110 km approx.):
By Train : Chennai Central Station ( Kacheeguda express, Sapthagiri Express, Garudadri Express, Mumbai Express ,Passengers and Mumbai Mail stops here ).
By Bus : From Koyambedu Bus Stand, all buses going to Tirupati (via Tiruttani / Uthukottai ) stop here.


As of 2009, Puttur has a population of approx 80,000. Puttur has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 73%. In Puttur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Telugu its mother language of Puttur people.

The world famous Natural Bone Setting Hospital is located here. From ancient days, broken bones are set by herbal leaves without operation, as it is one of the oldest procedure which gained popularity by the people all over the world. Though called puttur bone setters, this hospital is actually located in Rachapalem, a village near puttur. A family of kshatriyas discovered this unique procedure, and their descendants are still responsible for the management of this hospital.

The first Railway Track in Andhra Pradesh was built between Puttur and Renigunta.

While laying the railway track, Tamil workers called this place "PUDHU OORU" which means "NEW PLACE". In due course of time, this name was changed to "PUTTURU" by the Telugu people in and around this place.Climatic conditions is very good and there is no pollution.People like to interest live in N.G.O's colony, SBI colony, Lakshmi Nagar Colony.

Education in Puttur

we can call puttur as 'Education Hub' in Chittor (DT) after Tirupathi. As most of the employees choose Puttur to stay with their families, this has led to adding up of a chain of educational institutions from serving the students with quality education.

Following are the most popular schools/colleges in town:

Engineering colleges:

1.Sri Venkatesa Perumal College of Engineering & Technology

2. Siddhartha Institute of Science and Technology(Siddharth-1).

3.Siddharth Institute of Engineering and Technology(siddharth-2).

4. SESHACHALA Institute of Technology.

MCA/MBA colleges:

1. KKC Institute of Computer Studies.

2. KKC Institute of Management Studies.

3. SESHACHALA Institute of Computer Studies. (First MCA college in Puttur Mandal)

4. SESHACHALA Institute of management Studies.(First MBA college in Puttur Mandal)

5. Siddharth Institute of Computer Studies.

6. Siddharth Institute of Management Studies.

Degree colleges:

1. Governament Degree College.(A+ grade by NAC and One of the first degree colleges in town)

2. SESHACHALA Degree College.(first private degree college in mandal)

3. Himaja Degree College

4. Sri Vidhya Degree College.

Other colleges:

1. SESHACHALA Institute of Pharmaceutical Studies.

2. SESHACHALA Institute of Postgraduate Studies.

3. SESHACHALA Institute of Teacher Education.(B.Ed)

4. SESHACHALA Teacher Training College.(TTC)

5. KKC College of Nursing.

Other proposed colleges:

1. SESHACHALA College of Nursing.

2. SESHACHALA Law College.

Junior (Inter) colleges:

1. S.R.S. Govt Junior College.(One of the first junior colleges in town)

2. Sri Sai Jyothi Junior College.

3. Himaja Junior College.

4. SESHACHALA Junior College.


1. Govt. High school(Main School).

2. Girls High School(Govt).

3. Jnana Jyothi Vidya Mandir [Very Famous School]

4. SESHASAI High School.

5. Sri Sai Nirmala Vidyalayam.

6. Vedavyasa Vidhya Nikethan.

7. Jems English Medium School.

8. Vivekananda English Medium High School.

9. Himaja School.

10. SESHACHALA Talent School.

11. Bhanodaya Talent School.

12. Adarsa vidya Nikethan.

Assembly constituency

Puttur is an assembly constituency till 2008. After De-limitation, Puttur constituency is canceled and it is merged with Nagari.

* 2004 - Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu (Indian National Congress)

Phone numbers

STD Area Code - 08577

Places of interest

Kailasanatha Kona (waterfalls; Lord Shiva's Temple)

Sadasiva Kona (waterfalls)

Moola Kona (waterfalls)

Bone-Setting Hospital (2 km from Puttur Railway Station)

KarvetiNagaram (Venugopala Swamy Temple; Fort; A big man-made pnd)

NarayanaVanam called Kalyana venkatestwara swamy(Sacred Temple; The venue of the sacred marriage between Lord Venkateshwara and Goddess Padmavati)

Sri Draupadi Devi Sametha Dharmarajula Temple, near Puttur Railway Station.

-- AP tourism has built guest houses at Kailasanatha Kona and Near to Bypass Road(Punnami) in the outskirts of Puttur.

-- All these places are within 20 k.m reach (14 miles approx.)

Flower Stalls: All flowers are available in Puttur and most of the people choose flower business.

Festivals in Puttur

The local festival called "Thirunallu" is celebrated in the month of August every year for 3 days. The whole town of Puttur will wear a festive look during the festival. "Theru lagedi" is most important part of Thirunallu. The huge car will be decorated with flowers and will carry a statue of a god through Puttur. It is taken across the important streets of Puttur. Also, a small exhibition and shandy will take place on those days, entertaining the people. In the shandy, people will be seen buying small toys, decorating items, cosmetics, and home appliances. There are also rides and food selling there. It's much like a carnival. It is located by the Puttur bus stand. One of the cool things selling at the "Thirunallu" are tiny little colored baby chickens. They come in varied colors such as pink, green, orange, yellow, or blue.

Settlements near Puttur

1. Tirupati (35km)
2. Tiruttani (35km)
3. Narayanavanam (5km)
4. Kailasa Kona (15km)
5. Karvetinagaram (15km)
6. Nagalapuram (35km)

Photo gallery

Plz update photos taken in Puttur and help others to know abt puttur well.

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