About Proddatur

Proddatur is a city located on the banks of river Penna, in the Kadapa District of the Indian State Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of the Proddatur Mandal with its official language as Telegu. The town has a total population of 162,816 as of 2011 census. The total population consists of 81,368 males and 81,448 females.

Proddatur Municipality

The city is governed by its own municipality which was formed in the year 1915. Later on, the municipality was upgraded to Special Grade Municipality in the year 1998. The city is among the 31 cities of the state to be part of water supplyand sewage services known as Atal Mission for Rejuvination and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The city was ranked 327th in the country in the year 2009-10.

History of Proddatur

Proddatur is the second largest town in the Kadapa district. Legend has it that the town was named by Lord Rama while going to Sri Lanka. According to the legend it is said that, Lord Rama on his way back to his hometown after killing Ravana, asked his wife, Sita, to find a place to rest near the river of Penna on the onset of dusk.  Sunset in the local language, Telegu, translates to poddu.  Hence the name Poddutur or Proddatur. 

Another possibility of the origin of the name relates to sunflowers, which are quite common in that area.  As we knowsunflowers turn towards thesun during the day, in the local language of Telugu "Poddu  irugudu" means tuning the face around in day time, which morphed into "Proddatur.”

Economy of Proddatur

The city is well known for its gold and cotton business. In its pressing and ginning factories large quantities of raw cotton is prepared for the market. The major trading business is concerned with cotton, indigo and food grains, which resides chiefly in the hands of the Komati community. The prosperity of the city can be seen in their jewelers shops with which the city is abound with. The town has a very busy local bazaar for purchasing and selling its local produce.

Temples in Prodattur

The town is famous for its various temples, some of which have been listed below:

  • Sivalayam Temple – Located in the centre of the town
  • Chennakesava Swami Temple – located near Old Market
  • Kanyaka Parmeswari Temple – Main bazar
  • Rameswaram Temple
  • Ayyappaswamy Temple – located on the bank of Penna river near to PMF-Quarters
  • Sai Baba Temple  – YMR colony
  • Panduranga Swamy Temple – Mydukur Road
  • Lord Venkateswara temple – Ballavaram

How to reach

By Road - The city is located on NH-67. It is well connected with major cities in the country with the facility of non-stop buses.

By Train - The city has its own railway station. It has trains available at regular intervals to connecting major cities in India to this small city.

Hotels and Lodges in Proddatur

Royal County- Address: Sy No 296/1 & 296/2, Bollavaram (near Chowtapalli), Proddatur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh 516360
Phone: 077024 11911

Fire Station in Proddatur

Even though it is a small town, there is enough provisions here in case of emergencies. This also includes the fire station in Proddatur.

YMR Colony, Kadapa, SH-57, Proddatur, Proddatur,
Andhra Pradesh 516360
Fire station- 097832 29357

Police Stations in Proddatur

Even though it is a small city, there are ample police stations located across the town. This helps in ensuring peace and order.

Police Station
Address - YMR Colony
Phone - 085642 53333

Pharmacies in Proddatur

You are never too far from help here as medicines are often available 24x7. Some of the pharmacies that you can find here include-

Apollo Pharmacy
Address- D.No-3/1362 to 1364, KS Nilayam, Shop No 2&3, Gandhi Road, Kadapa.Dist
Phone- 085642 58655
Open until 11:00 PM

Apollo Pharmacy
Address- Mydukur Rd
Phone- 040 6060 2424
Open until 11:30 PM

Hospitals in Proddatur

It is true that emergencies can strike anywhere and hence it is vital that you ensure the best of medical services. The hospitals in the city provide excellent care. Some of these include-

BGR Hospital
Address- Gandhi Rd
Phone- 085642 43717
Open 24 hours

CNR Nursing Home
Address- Gandhi Rd
Phone- 085642 51559
Open 24 hours

S.V.R Hospital
Address- 8/606-7, Godown St
Phone- 085642 43377

Shopping in Proddatur

Shopping in Proddatur includes a mix of both local and contemporary market styles. You can get local delights especially garments and materials here made from cotton and silk at bargain prices. Apart from this, there are plenty of stores offering you with more. Some of these include-

Shivaani Super Market
Address- Mydukur Rd
Phone- 094902 74111
Open until 9:30 PM

Kwality Super Market
Address- Zinna Rd
Phone- 076590 40427
Open until 11:00 PM

Restaurants in Proddatur

There are going to be umpteen number of places for you to savor in delights. The options include multi-cuisine restaurants that are kid-friendly and also many others that offer local cuisines. Some of these are-

Royal County Resort
Address- Sy No 296/1 & 296/2, Bollavaram (near Chowtapalli), Proddatur

Andhra Spice Restaurant
Address- Near Big C, Sivayalam Circle, Mydukur Rd

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