Abour Chittoor District
Chittoor is a district with Chittoor Municipal town as the administrative headquarters. This distric lies in the Poini River Valley and is also called as Chittur District. This district has a population of 3,735,000 as per the details of the 2001 census.
The district is bordered by Tamilnadu and Karnataka on two sides and districts of Andhra pradesh on the other sides.
Anantapur District to the northwest, Cuddapah District to the north, Nellore District to the northeast, Krishnagiri District, Vellore District and Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu state to the south, and Kolar District of Karnataka state to the west.
This district was formed on 1 April 1911, taking parts from the Cuddapah, Nellore and North Arcot districts, as a result of recommendations of Pataskar Commission. This is located in the most southern part of the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Chennai Bangalore route.
Tourist Spots of Chittoor district
Chittoor district is famous for the Tirupati, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti temples.
Mangoes, grain, sugarcane, and peanuts are the main crops of Chittoor. The industries include oil seed and rice milling.
Major industries in the Chittoor area are sugar, ceramics, textile, railway wagon workshop, alcohol, moped, brass and copper Nutrine Confectionaries, a major chocolate company is situated in the area.
Because of the higher altitude of the western parts compared to the eastern parts of AP the weather is some what pleasant and better than the others in the same area.
Tirupati - God of Seven Hills -- this temple is also known as the Golden temple of the South. Lord Venkateshwara is the main deity of this temple and the goddess is Alamelumangai
Chandragiri -- This place is known for its 11 th century built ancient and historical fort, and the Raja Mahal which was the palace in this fort. The palace is maintained as archeological museum and is an example of Indo-Sarcen architecture of Vijayanagar period. the fort and the palace has been constructed with stone, brick, lime mortar and without using timber at any stage.
Srikalahasti - This is a temple in which the God is prayed to as one of the Pancha Bhootha elements namely Vayu. The other four temples are Tiruvannamalai (Fire), Chidambaram (Space),Tiruvanaikkaval (Water) and Kanchipuram (Earth)
Horsley Hills -- W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district, chose this place for his summer residence. The hills are situated at an altitude of 1,265 m. The shady slopes are covered with luxurious vegetation and forests all around.
This is well known for the flora and fauna . The Sampangi flowers are the main flowers and the other varieties are Reeta, Shikakai, Amla, Beedi leaves, Bay leaves, Sandalwood, Red sanders, Blue gum, Mahogany to Bamboo. Animals like bears ,wild dogs , jungle fowl can be found in the area.
Koundinya Elephant Sanctuary Forest and Elephant Sanctuary, Palamner -- This National Park is situated just 87 kilometers from horshley Hills . You can find Cheetal, Four horned Antelope, Sambhar, Mouse Deer, Hare, Porcupine, Wild boar, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Panther, Jungle Fowl, Pea Fowls and Elephants. The park is also rich in various flora and fauna.
Talakona Forest and Waterfalls, Kailasanatha Kona Forest and Waterfalls, Gurramkonda, Pulicat lake, Appalayagunta Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple, Sri Prasanna Ganapathi Temple in the Kannikapuram Viilage of Ramachandrapuram Mandalam and Tirupati Gangamamba Temple are other tourist spots located in the chittoor district.
There are 14 assembly constituencies in Chittoor district, namely, Chandragiri, Chittoor, Kuppam, Madanapalle, Nagari, Palamaner, Pileru, Punganur, Puthalapattu, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti, Thamballapalle, Tirupati and Gangadhara Nellore.