Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Srihari Kota

March 16, 2011 2

The Satish Dhawan Space Centre is the rocket launch centre for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is located in Sriharikota, in SPSR Nellore district, 80 km north of Chennai in South India. It was originally called Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR), and was for sometime known as Sriharikota Launching Range. The centre was […]

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Sulluru Peta

March 16, 2011 4

Many winter migratory birds from Siberian countries visit Nelapattu bird sanctuary every year. It is a breeding ground for some of the rare and endangered species like grey pelicans, open billed storks, little cormorants, sponbills, white ibies, night herons etc.

The lake is one of the largest Pelicanaries in South East Asia with more than 1500 […]

Pulicat Lake, Sulluru Peta

March 16, 2011 4

Pulicat lake is a bird watchers’ paradise. Water birds and other migratory birds like flamingos, painted storks, egrets, grey pelican, grey herons, pin tails, black winged stilts, shovelers, terns etc., visit this bird sanctuary. These migratory birds visit during winter as the lake offers food and protection from predators.

Pulicat lake is the second largest brakish […]

Kandaleru Dam

March 16, 2011 1

Kandaleru Dam is the world’s biggest earth dam with 68 TMC of water storage spread over 11 square kilometres. This huge reservoir¬† is part of Telugu Ganga project meant for supplying Krishna river water to Chennai citizens in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu. It was constructed across the Kandaleru river. This river originates in […]

Chengalamma Parameswari Temple, Sulluru Peta

March 16, 2011 1

Goddess Chengalamma Parameswari temple is situated in the banks of Kalangi river in Sulluru Peta town. This town is on the Kolkata-Chennai national highway, NH-5. The annual Chengalamma Jathara (fair) is quite popular around here. The naturally-formed image of the goddess adorning the hanging roots of the banyan tree is awe-inspiring.

This village goddess (grama shakthi) […]

Udayagiri Fort in Nellore

March 15, 2011 3

Udayagiri Fort is located about 100 kms from Nellore atop a hill at a height of 3079 feet. It boasts of great natural beauty with lush vegetation and beautiful waterfalls. Access to fort is only by steps and there is no road to the fort.

During the rule of the Gajapathis and the Vijayanagar Rulers, this […]

Sri Talpagiri Ranganadha Swamy Temple

March 15, 2011 6

Sri Talapagiri Ranaganatha Swamy Temple is located about 5kms away from Nellore bus stand in Ranganayakula Peta area. This 600years old temple is situated on the banks of the river Pennar. It has a huge 29 meter tall gali gopuram with seven gold kalasams. Brahmotsavams are celebrated every year during the months of March-April. Mukkoti […]

Somasila Dam (Pennar River Dam)

March 15, 2011 0

Somasila Dam is one of the biggest irrigation projects in the SPSR Nellore district. It is constructed across the river Pennar and is situated near Somasila village of Ananthasagaram mandalam. The place is also known for its beautiful natural environs. Lord Someswara temple at the dam is well worth a visit.

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