At a distance of 275 km from the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, and about 170 km north of Chennai, Nellore is a city on the banks of Penna River, located in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Nellore was ruled by Cholas, Pallavas, Pandyas, Maurya Dynasty, Kharavela of the Chedi Dynasty, Satavahanas, Kakatiyas, East Gangas of Kalinga Empire, Vijayanagara Empire, Arcot Nawabs, and other dynasties.
The city has a typical tropical marine climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters, and April and May being the hottest months.
A Roti festival, called the Rottela Panduga, is an annual Uras event, celebrated at the Bara Shaheed Dargah, on the banks of Swarnala Cheruvu. Received its name after the practice of exchanging flatbreads, the event draws visitors from all religious backgrounds every year and from all over the country.
Ranganatha Temple, Mypadu Beach, Barah Shaheed Dargah, Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Narasimhaswamy Temple, and Ramalingeswara Temple are some of the prominent attractions in Nellore.