Nellore is a city and headquarters of Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District, formerly Nellore district and (fourth largest city) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Nellore is situated about 170 kilometers from Chennai on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway and about 453 kilometers south east of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Penna River.
Nellore has some fantastic tourist spots which have immensely contributed to the tourism potential of the district. The region has a combination of religion, nature and history in its expanse of tourism. Some of the famous temples of the region are Ranganayaka Temple, Jonnawada, Penchalakona, Mahalakshmi temple in Fathekhan Pet, Narasimhskonda, Erukalala Parameswari Temple, Barashahid Dargha, Rajarajeswari Temple, Mulasthaneswara Temple(Lord Shiva), Ayyapa Temple, Golagamudi, Ammavari temple in Sulurupeta, Srivenkateswarapalem(Between Bitragunta and kavali), Someswaralayam(Somasila) and a lot more. The places in Nellore district which are a treat for the eyes of a traveler are Somasila Dam, Kandaleru Dam, Pulicat Lake and the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary. The Udaygiri fort which is at a distance of 100 kilometers from Nellore stands as a historical testimony of the region.
Kotha Koduru, Maipadu, Thupilipalyem, Kothapatnam and Mutthukuru are the beaches in Nellore. These beaches are a cheap and cool way to get away from the hot sun during the extended summer.