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Location of Suryapet
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 17°07′48″N 79°37′48″E / 17.13°N 79.630°E / 17.13; 79.630
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Nalgonda
150000 (2008)
3,000 /km2 (7,770 /sq mi)
Sex ratio 1000:923 /
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
54 km2 (21 sq mi)
571 m (1,873 ft)

Suryapet (Telugu: సూర్యాపేట) is one of the major towns in Nalgonda district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is sometimes referred as Bhanupuri (Telugu: భానుపురి), it is equidistant from Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Suryapet is spread over an area of 134 km² and divided into 41 municipal wards as special grade municipality. There are 44 notified slum areas. Apart from the city population, it has a floating population of approximately 40,000 from the neighbouring villages daily.
It has won many awards for its cleanliness from the andhra pradesh government as well as Indian government
Suryapet is a Revenue division.



Suryapet is called Gateway of Telagana

This town was once a small site for a group of inhabitants. At that time the name was "Bhanupuri". Later it was renamed to its current name.
This town has the traces of rich history. Pillalamarri temples with intricately carved stone pillars stand testimony to the architectural style of the Kakatiya period. Trescoes and inscriptions tell the tales of the rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty. Some temples and remains of fortified walls and buildings can be found near Undrugonda.
This town has the active participation in the telangana movement Razakar against Nizam rulers. To enhance its name and its legacy, there is another gem in the surypaet crown. The market yard which is the biggest in total nalgonda district.


  • Suryapet has attracted Global attention for the transformation that has been brought by the 'effective solid waste management' techniques adopted by the Suryapet Municipality.
  • Suryapet secured the ISO 14001-2004 certificate for establishing and maintaining an environment-friendly system for solid waste disposal. Suryapet is the first municipality in the country to receive such a certificate. The municipality bagged Greentech Foundation's Excellence Award and won the Supreme Court's appreciation for proper solid waste management. The United Nations's HABITED lauded the initiative taken by the municipality as "good practice".


Population of the town is about 150,000 (2008). As of 2001 India census,[1] Suryapet had a population of 94,797.Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Suryapet has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 65%. In Suryapet, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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Distance from various cities:
State Capital - Hyderabad 133 km
Dist HQ - Nalgonda 46 km
Other cities:
Vijayawada - 140 km
Khammam - 60 km
Warangal - 90 km
Guntur - 150 km
Jangaon - 80 km

Other towns in Nalgonda district
Miryalaguda - 50 km
Bhongir - 60 km
Kodad - 40 km


The road connecting Suryapet with Bhadrachalam

Education: There are various engineering colleges and degree colleges in the town. One famous Engineering college is Sri Venkateswara Engg. College. Some Other degree colleges are Sri Venkateswara Deg. College, RKLK degree college, Sri Sai Degree College, Rajaram Memorial Junior & Degree College and many more private degree colleges. There are 90 schools in Suryapet. It is a good educational centre in Telangana.

Transportation: Primary transportation to and from the city is provided by APSRTC, a state run road transport corporation
APSRTC has 3 main busstands in Suryapet.
Hi-tech Bus stand: Mainly for Garuda, Hi-tech and Luxury buses, which provide services to major cities and towns in the state and main cities out side the state of Andhra Pradesh.
New Bus stand: For Express and Ordinary buses which are going for nearest towns
Old Bus stand: For Ordinary buses which are going for nearest towns and villages
Suryapet depot is having larger fleet of buses. There are many autorickshaws available to commute with in the town.

Hospitals: Suryapet is famous for hospitals and their services. Many hospitals such as Govt. Hospital,

Lions club eye hospital and more than 100 Private Hospitals offer services to the localities. there is new Agricultre market which is about 25 Acres of land is ready to open for farmers on KMM Road

Banks: Many banks are operating through their branches in Suryapet.

Places of Worship: In and around the city there are many places to worship. Temples of Hanuma, Shiva, Santhoshi maatha, Saibaba, Venkateswara, Krishna and many mosques and churches are always open to the religious folks.

Entertainment: There are 7 theatres which are always ready to entertain the moviegoers
list of theatres include Kishore, Navya(A/c,dts), VRDR Cinemas A/C(dts), Ramalingeshwara (dts), Alankar(A/c,dts), Teja(Ac, dolby)and Krishna all are 70 MM. A new MULTIPLEX is being under construction in the city.

Print Media: All major newspapers are circulated in the city. Some local newspapers are published within the city.


  • National and State radio stations. RADIO MIRCHI, S.FM
  • All major international, national, state and local television channels[2]

WWW: Many Internet centres are located within the city. Also there are some internet service providers like Airtel, BSNL etc...

Places of interest

Pillamarri, one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Suryapet,Nalgonda district
  • Durajpalli jathar:duraj palli jathara is one of the biggest jatahra in india.

every two years in february month. nearly one crore people visit this carnival. this is second biggest jathara in india, first is sammakka, sarakka in warangal.

  • Undrugonda: Devotional place, famous for approx. 1000 year old Laxmin Narasimha Swamy temple. Its a hilly area. The god here is believed to be powerful. Not only Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple, but also many temples are in and near Undrugonda.
  • Phanigiri: Buddhist Centres
  • PillalaMarri: it is one of the oldest Lord Shiva temples which is considered to be 1000 years old. Pillalamarri, being the birth place of the famous Telugu poet Pillamarri Pina Virabhadrudu, is not only historically but also culturally and religiously significant.
  • Moosi reservoir: Moosi reservoir is 21 km away from suryapet. It is a local tourist attraction especially when the gates are opened during monsoon season. The reservoir provides water for irrigation and as well as drinking water to suryapet town. Fishing is done using professioanl nets. Every year fishing rights are auctioned to highest bidder. Fixed amount of money is paid to all male members in each family in the surrounding villages to compensate for their livelihood.
  • Old Shivalayam Temple: This is a historical temple in the old city.
  • Hanuman Temple : This well known temple is located in Rajeev Nagar, near M.R.O Office.It is very famous from nerly about 40 years.
  • Church: Suryapet church is one of the famous churches in the region
  • Durajpally: One of the very famous Jatara in Telangana celebrated for past 400 years.
  • Nimmekal: There is "Dandu Mysamma Devi" temple
  • chandupatla bandameedi" this is 13 kilometers from suryapet. famous communist centre. devulapalli venkateswar rao , parepalli janaiah and other leaders own village.
  • pallair, this is very beutifull village, also reservaer in khammam district 25 kilometers from



Suryapet's economy is predominantly agricultural. Agricultural market yard in Suryapet is one of busiest and biggest in the state. It is one of the major trading centers for the farmers from the Telangana region. Suryapet has several small to medium scale industries.

Industrial Estate: To the east of the city, some area is entirely dedicated for the industries and is popularly known as Industrial Estate. In and around this area there are industries like

  • Suven Life Science
  • Eenadu Info (including Eenadu newspaper, Suryapet unit)
  • Roopa Plastic (PVC) Industries
  • Sneha Chemicals Pvt. Ltd
  • Sudhakar Polymers ltd
  • ESSGE Plastics
  • Raathi Pipes & Profiles Ltd.
  • Sudahaker PVC etc...
  • suwarna pvc
  • Gayathri powers
  • Srinidhi Communications

Market yard: Agricultural market yard in Suryapet is one of busiest and biggest in the state
NH9: There will be a lot of business going on within the city as it is located on the National Highway (NH9)

One large ward in the s.r.p.t is Annadurai Nagar there every "bathukamma" festival celebrating very well, near Choudari lake there it is very fantastic. It near the Balagi temple, Santhoshimatha temple, Indra park.

NGO Organizations

1. Gamana Voluntary Organization, 2. Ardhik Samatha Mandali, 3. M.V. Foundation, 4. aleti autam world Spread, 5. Scan, 6. Motive, 7. Aluri Moses James Service, 8. Pathipaka Radha Krishna NGO, 9. Dara Ramesh Foundation, 10. Sun Shine Society for Deaf & M.R., 11. Freedom foundation, 12. Lions Eye Hospital 13. Vaddanam Kiran


The famous temple in Suryapt is Venkateswara temple and sai baba temple



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