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Located on the banks of River Pennar, Nellore, was previously known as Vikrama Simhapuri and was part of the Muaryan Empire, Vijayangar Empire, Sultanate Of Golconda and Mughal Empire before being made a part of the Madras Presidency by under the British rule. The name of the city is derived from Tamil words Nel and oor which mean Paddy town. In the modern times it is the 4th most populous city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is renowned for its agriculture and aquaculture industry.
Nellore is most famous for playing a critical role in enhancing the space program of India. Sriharikota, in Nellore hosts the country’s rocket launching center SHAR (Satish Dhawan High Altitude Range), from which a wide range of missiles and space technology tests have been conducted over the years. In addition the city also houses various places of religious and historical importance including Ranganathaswamy Temple, Udayagiri Fort, Narasimha Konda, Venkatagiri Fort and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary etc.
Nellore Railway Station
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The Nellore Railway station is an A-Class that falls under the Vijayawada railway division of South Central railway zone. It is amongst the top 100 booking stations in India and is recognized as an Adarsh station. The station handles a rush of around 160 trains on a daily basis. That is why it is not surprising that it is also one of the leading stations to offer train food service in this railway zone.
Cuisine Of Nellore
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Nellore is known for its great variety of spicy and tasty food. Given the fact that red chili, rice and millets are produced in large quantities in the region, they form an integral part of most local food items. In addition, vegetable, meat and sea food also feature in the cuisine of Nellore. Like other south Indian regions, the people of Nellore pay special attention to the presentation of food and this is evident even in the way the order are fulfilled in case of passengers opting for food for train journey in Nellore railway station.
Culture Of Nellore
The culture of Nellore reflects the prominent customs and traditions followed in other parts of Andhra Pradesh. The city hosts the renowned Flamingo Festival which is celebrated at the famous bird sanctuary at Nelapattu. The dance form of Kuchipudi is learned and performed with religious reverence by both men and women in the city, as it is part of their ancient traditions. In addition one of the oldest art forms of Harikatha is still performed with great reverence by the local people. The people mostly use only cotton and handloom materials for dressing.