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About Kadiri

The town of Kadiri is a part of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh of Southern part of India. Kadiri town is a municipality governed area under the Kadiri assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislation. It falls under Hindupur Lok Sabha assembly of Anantapur district. It is also the mandal headquarter and a major revenue division. The Kadiri municipality covers an area of 25.88 km2. Indian population census 2011 suggested that Kadiri has a total population of 89,429 people among which number of females is 45,054, and number of males is 44,375. The town is a very flourishing one as per literacy rates are concerned (70.57% literate people). The geographical location of Kadiri is 14.12°N and 78.17°E with an average height of 504 meters from sea level. It is blessed with pure tropical climate where average temperature in summer days 30-39 degree Celsius.

History of Kadiri

Kadiri got its name from the word “Khadri” (Sanskrit word) that originally refers to Indian mulberry tree. Legends suggest that Sri Narasimha Swamy the Avatar of Hindu god Narayana emerged from a Khadri tree to save one of his legendary devotees “Prahlada”. The name Kadiri thus has some legendary significance to it as a it is the home of the great temple entirely dedicated to Lord Narasimha build by the great king Sri Krishna Devaraya.

How to reach Kadiri

For those who prefer air travel they can either reach Hindustan Airport of Bangalore (138 km from Kadiri) or Tirupati Airport (145 km from Kadiri). From there they need to hire taxis or private vehicles to reach Kadiri. Kadiri is greatly connected by regularized bus and train services with other major towns and cities of India. Kadiri is its nearest railway station.

Tourism in Kadiri

Kadiri is a famous tourist attraction mainly because of its temples and other nearby attractions.

Temples in Kadiri

Temples in Kadiri

Sreemath Kadhri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Vari Devasthanam:
This is an ancient temple that was built by King Sri Krishna Devaraya. This is a legendary temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the most renowned shrines of the lord. The temple attracts millions of pilgrims every year. The beauty and aesthetics of the temple will surely steal your heart in moments. Scenes from “Ramayana” and “Bhagavata” are painted on the ceilings of mandapas of the temple. It is a must visit place in Kadiri.

Other important temples of kadiri are:

  • Mahalakshmi temple
  • Lakshmi Venkatesh temple
  • Mata Mandir
  • Chowdeshwari temple

Other tourist places in Kadiri:

Tower Clock: It is another popular historical landmark of Kadiri and is worth a visit.

Yogi Vemana Samadhi: This is the Samadhi of the great poet and very famous Yogi Vemana whose poems stole the heart of the common mass. This is a very peaceful place and the scenic beauty is quiet serene as well.

Sangma and sagar theatre: This is a great place to catch up some good movie with friends and families.

Shopping in Kadiri

Kadiri is a major town and holds many shopping mall, variety stores, jewelry shop etc. Ladies can handpick amazing South Indian Silk sarees and temple jewelries from Kadiri and give their wardrobe a traditional makeover. There are ample shopping options for men as well. Some shopping destinations of Kadiri are mentioned below:

Kadapa Collections
Address: Kadiri Railway Station Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 094938 31686

Arshad Complex
Address: Revenue Colony, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

A1 Saree Centre
Address: M Abdul Wahab Sab, Vali Sab Road, H. NO. 12/166-2, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515594
Phone: 084942 21462

VRC Jewelers
Address: Hindupur - Kadiri Hwy, Poola Bazar, Revenue Colony, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

Sunku Chandra Mohan General Stores
Address: Old City, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 094403 86747

Hotels in Kadiri

There are good many hotels in Kadiri that offer comfortable and luxurious stay. You can select hotels based on your budget and your comfort preferences. Some most visited hotels of Kadiri are as follows:

Vennela Hotel
Address: National Highway 205, Adapala Street, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 073861 19999

Hotel Vishnu Priya
Address: Anantapur, NH-205, Chennai Anantapur Highway, Kadiri, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515541
Phone: 099856 67466

Sapthagiri Hotel
Address: Police Quarters, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 099088 58856

Sri Tayi Grand
Address: Opp.Girls High School, Bypass Road, Kadiri-515591. Anantapur(Dt.),
Tadipatri - Pulivendula - Kadiri Rd, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 084942 23379

Sreetayi Grand
Address: 1/1102,A-1 Opposite Girl High School, Bypass Road, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 084942 23379

Restaurants in Kadiri

The township of Kadiri is well known for serving South Indian especially Andhra delicacies. When visiting the town do not forget to try the legendary Gongura chutney. To satisfy your sugar cravings try out the pure ghee made Sunday Sweet and the other variants of Andhra style sweets. Some popular food destinations are mentioned below:

Brundhavan Restaurant
Address: National Highway 205, Adapala Street, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

Hotel Picnic Family Restaurant
Address: Opp. Power Office and Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Ananthapuram Main Rd., Kadiri
Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 094905 39067

Kadiri Breakfast

Address: 4-34, Temple St, Poola Bazar, Revenue Colony, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

Seena Hotel
Address: Tadipatri - Pulivendula - kadiri Rd, Police Quarters, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 099088 09462

Gangothri Family Dhaba
Address: Electricity Office, NGO Colony, YSR Nagar, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 090521 19711

Utilities of Kadiri

For the convenience of local citizens and travelers the town of Kadiri offers various basic support amenities like police, fire station, medical shops and hospitals. The details of the amenities are as follows:

Police station in Kadiri

Address: Revenue Colony, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 084942 24333

Fire station in Kadiri
Address: NH 205, Adapala Street, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

Pharmacies in Kadiri

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: NH205, Gandhi Nagar, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 084942 21199

Ganesh Medicals
Address: Police Quarters, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Hours: 8AM–6PM

Sree Yamini Medical Store
Address: National Highway 205, Revenue Colony, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591
Phone: 098850 53866
Hours: 9AM–9PM

New Medical & General Stores
Address: college Road, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 094924 90901

Hospitals in Kadiri

Sainath Hospital
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

Rishitha Children Hospital
Address: Court Lane, Opp to Venternity Hospital, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh 515591

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