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Kavali is a Town and a Municipality in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district on the East Coast of Indiamarker in the state of Andhra Pradeshmarker on NH5(HighWay) It is one of the municipality in the Nellore district. Its position on the Grand Trunk road(NH5) and the east coast railway track (both of which connect Chennai and Kolkata along the east coast) helped its growth, more than the other towns in the Nellore district such as Udayagiri.

Kavali in the local tongue, Telugu means 'patrol'. This name arises from the fact that In 1515 Harihara rayulu Udayagiri Raja (king) stationed his army at this town. Being located between Nelloremarker (Nellore District) and Ongolemarker (Prakasam District), it shows local cultures and accents of both the districts.

The town houses the Jawahar Bharati College, an institute for higher education, which was a fairly reputed college in the decades before 1990s. It is also well known for the whole sale cloth business in the Coastal Andhra Pradeshmarker. One can find a large number of whole sale cloth markets along the most important road in the town, the Grand trunk road which passes right through the city.

A temple of the local divinity, Kalugollamma has a unique history and draws from from British construction techniques of building very strong buildings. It is built with a unique rock called Bontha Raayi found only in this region, which makes this town a unique town in the state of Andhra Pradeshmarker.


Kavali is located at . It has an average elevation of 28 metres (91 feet).Kavali is second biggest town in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State, India.PIN Code 524201.


 Kavali Engg college India census, Kavali had a population of 1,10,371. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kavali has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 65%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


"Baasata"( named Charity Org started by IT Professionals started doing few activities in the neighbourhood of Kavali.The New Trust is bringing sweeping changes and has growing popularity amoung the all the main mandals of Nellore district,

NSN TRUST..Which has taken over the hearts of Bogole Mandal and other Mandal prajalu by its ultimate service such as New Water Scheme and Bore which made lives of thousands smile,the School Uniform programme,Prasanadu temple of kondabitragunta development and making it famous by Gemini tv programme and Making and Donating Chanku Chakra Naamalu Neon Light which is visible from trains aslo going and passing by and also the Lights 125 set given to 4 panchayats of Bogole etc etc..make s NSN TRUST IN THE HEARTS OF MIILIONS HERE IN NELLORE DISTRICT..


  • There are six theatres in this town to screen the movies in local languages. Often, English and Hindi movies will be screened in these theatres.The names of the some of them are MANASA,SPANDANA,SAI MAHAL,LATHA,VENKATESWARA,DEVI.
  • Kavali is very near to sea shore. Ramayapatnam, which is 14 km from Kavali has a scenic lighthouse and is a nice place to visit. However, now a days the visitors are not allowed to climb the light house.
  • There is a beautiful location of summer storage tank and its garden has to be seen.
  • Viswodaya Institutions, spread over a are also worth a visit.
  • Tummalapenta is another Sea Shore people visit often.


  • Father of Andhra Pradesh Sri. Potti Sriramulu is from Kavali(Juvvalapalem).
  • The great writer, poet, artist "Viswakarma Bhujangaraya Sarma" is from this town. He worked as principal at Jawahar Bharathi College. He is a script writer for the movies as well as several dance-dramas of the famed Vempati Chinna Satyam Kuchipudi dance grooup.
  • One of the most famous actors of yester years, Sri Nagabhushanam ('Raktakanneeru' fame) and Rajanala are from this town.
  • Heroine Mamatha who has acted in Sunday,nagamanaidu from kavali.
  • Very famous for cloth business, kavali known as Andhra Bombay / Second Mumbai in cloth market.
  • Jawahar Bharathi is one of the best colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
  • National Katha award winner,Bhasha samman the famous writer mohammad khadeer babu is from kavali,dargamitta kathalu, polerammabanda kathalu etc; are some of Khadir's short stories.
  • Shaik.Rafi who got two National Prizes to his books, from Kavali.


Kavali is a main Trade Centre for Clothes, Electrical Poles and Plastic Pipes Industry. A large number of cloth markets that flank the grand trunk road form a large component of local economy. Many readymade garments factories run in this town.The people mainly depend on Agriculture and dairy products. Kavali Diary(APDDC) is one of the famous one here.There are many rice mills around the city.It is also famous for electronics&mobile shops like LAKSHMINARAYANA ELECTRONICS etc

Farmers from kavali grow one of the finest rice "Molakolukulu".large portion of business is carried out by arya vysya community

Assembly Constituency

Kavali is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

List of Elected Members:
  • 1951 and 1955 - Bathena Ramakrishna Reddy
  • 1962 - Yellampalli Penchalaiah
  • 1967 - G. Subba Naidu
  • 1972 - Gottipati Kondapa Naidu
  • 1983 - Patallapalli Vengal Rao
  • 1978, 1985, 1989 and 1994 - Kaliki Yanadi Reddy
  • 1999 - Vanteru Venugopal Reddy
  • 2004 - Magunta Parvathamma
  • 2009 - Beeda Mastan Rao


The major railway line and highway (National Highway 5) that connects Chennai and Kolkata passes through Kavali, as a result of which Kavali is easily accessible by road and rail from all south Indian cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Chirala. The nearest international airports are Chennai (215km south) and Tirupati (176km south-east). The proposed Nellore domestic airport is 40 km from Kavali.


Telugu is the mostly spoken language. The town is located between the two district Head Quarters, Nellore and Ongole. Kavali has lot of Educational Institutes so the town has lot of students from different regions of Andhra Pradesh. Rice and seafood are the most consumed food in Kavali due to its coastal border. Many Muslims and Christians also live in the town. Masjids and Churches are plenty in the town. "Urusu" is worth watching for its diversified culture. The significant Vysya (business) community is famous for their Clothes business.


BPS SweetsFamous for Badam Milk and Local made Ice Creams. This one is right on the main road and at the heart of Kavali Centre.

Chain Singh SweetsFamous for nice local made sweets, located on main road beside BPS Sweets. "Malai Khaza" "Basanthi" is their favourite sweets.

Pendem Cool DrinksFamous for Sugandha Water. This taste you will never get anywhere in andhra pradesh.

Subramanya VilasFamous for tiffin in railway road.

Sri Tulasi PrasadFamous hotel started in 1994 Famous for all north indian items especially for chinees paratha


PRASAD AGENCIESPioneers in the business of Pesticides and Fertilizers for 62 Years. Located in the heart of the town and are well-known for our punctual and earnest service to the public. Address:- Railway-station Road,Kavali.Ph:-9948411544

Kanti Banian CenterFamous ready made and hosiery garment shop in town established 30 years ago. Especially, Kids and Ladies wear are famous. Located on the Railway Road.

Sri Rama StoresFamous fancy and novelties showroom in town established.

Archana Fancy StoresFamous fancy and novelties showroom in Natarajaiah Plaza in town established.

Padma AgenciesFamous for all electronic appliances and consumer goods.

Akhil Krishna Eicher Tractors, 777 2/2, Abdul Kalam Nagar,Opp.Teachers Colony. ((Musunur Road), ☎ (Musunur Road, [2]. 8am to 6pm.. we sell new eicher tractors &spares,exchange of any old tractors, eicher tractors give best milage&low maintaince for details---NAVATHA Agencies,FAMOUS FOR ITS FORMAL AND READY MADE DRESSES.

NSR Silver PalacePioneers in the business of Gold and silver for morethan 40 Years.


SVU Post-Graduate CenterThe Centre has four regular Departments: Commerce, Economics, Physics and Zoology and four Self-supporting Courses: M.C.A.,M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Mathematics and M.B.A.

Besides teaching, research (M.Phil & Ph.D.) is undertaken in Economics, Commerce, Physics and Zoology. Since inception 7,500 Post Graduates were produced, 110 Ph.D and 200 M.Phil degrees were awarded, 25 Books and nearly 1000 Research papers were published. Considerable number of Major and Minor Research Projects were completed with the assistance of various funding organizations - UGC, ICSSR, ICMR, DST, DBT, etc.

Visvodaya Institute of Technology & Science PBR VITS is a famous engineering college in Kavali.It's started by one of the famous Educational Group in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1998.Two more engineering colleges are starting from the academic year is at Mungamuru,a village near kavali.

RamiReddy Subbarami Reddy Engineering CollegeEngineering College started in January 2009 which is having a good and experinced faculty is going well in its own path than any other college in and around of the town. Its is located near NH-5, Kadanuthala (V), Bogole (M), Kavali. WEB SITE.

Visvodaya Engineering College is another engineering started by the management of Visvodaya Institute of Technology & Science in the year 2008 with civil engineering as a branch

DBS Institute of Technologyhttp://www.dbsinstitutions.comSri Damisetty Srinivasa Naidu and his Family members established this institution with visionary and by eminent technocrats and industrialists. The institution is continuously supported by a group of technocrats and Industries and also guided by renowned professors and administrators. One of the unique features of this institution is not only adopting innovative teaching methods but also imparting practical knowledge by involving both the students and faculty in live projects. This is basically Industry - Driven Institute. It hopes to stand as a synonym for imparting quality education along with practical industrial orientation and hence there by it's a platform for "Learning by doing", where a student can launch his/her career at their own choice.

Kavali has also many schools,Junior and Degree colleges.Mentioned some of them are here.

Jawahar Bharathi Jr College

Jawahar Bharathi Degree College

ABM Jr College

Visvodaya Public High School

St Ann's English Medium High School

Narendra Bharathi Oriental High School

Noble college of computer sciences-MCA,MBA(estd 1999)http://www.masterkavali.comSri Sai inter & Degree college (Machavaram)

Magunta Subbarama Reddy Degree College

Sree chaithanya jr College

Nalanda english medium high school

Places Nearby

Nellore - 56km

Ongole - 65km

Chirala - 130km

Vinjamuru - 48km

Kandukuru - 42km

S.Konda - 41km

Chennai - 216km

Vijayawada - 210km

Hyderabad - 400 km

Bangalore - 440 km

Kaligiri - 35 km

Pedapavani - 23km

Saipeta - 32 km

Nagpur-865 km


Kalugola Sambhavi Temple, Near Manasa Theatre powerful Goddess.

Shiva Temple, Sivalayam Street, Near ZPH School,Old Town of Kavali.

Vishnalayam Temple, Vishnalayam Street, Near Gold buiness center

SaiBaba Temple, Ramamurthy Peta

Ayyappa Temple, Nawab Jan's house lane, Vivekananda Park St

Vinayaka Temple, Vayaninda Press Street

Astalaxmi temple near vengalrao nagar

Shiva temple near vengalrao nagar

Saibaba temple near vengalrao nagar

Saibaba temple near Astalaxmi temple

Venkateswara Swamy Temple Christian pet 3rd line

Satyannarayana Swamy Temple Trunk Road, next to LIC building

Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple Kotha BazaarSai Baba Temple near Ayyappa

Hanuman Temple Kotha Bazaar


kavali code is-08626

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