About Ponnur

Ponnur is one of the key growing urbanized towns of Guntur district of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Ponnur town is ruled by Ponnur municipality and is the mandal headquarter (Ponnur mandal). It is a part of Tenali revenue division. It comes under the jurisdiction of Ponnuru assembly constituency under the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly. The Ponnur municipality is grade three municipality that ensures smooth running of livelihoods of its citizens. The 2011 Indian population census suggests that the total population of Ponnur is 59,913 with 29,86 males and 30,427 females which  shows that the sex ratio has a slight sex bias towards the female gender. Ponnur municipality covers an area of 25.64 km2.  The geographical coordinates of Ponnur is 16.0667°N 80.5667°E. The town stands at an elevation of 11.31 meters from sea level. The town gets its water supply from Krishna River. It shows typical tropical climate and the lands are highly fertile where crops like paddy, cotton, ground nuts, betel etc abundantly grow.

History of Ponnur

Ponnur is a historical town mainly due to its age old temples. The name is derived from Tamil words “Pon” and “Ur” according to which Ponnur refers to as the town of gold. In olden days the town was referred to as “Swarnapuri” which means same as Ponnur.

How to reach Ponnur

Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport to Ponnur (51 km). Vijaywada airport is well connected to Ponnur through buses, taxis and private vehicles on rent. The Nidubrolu station is only at 1km distance from Ponnur that connects the town to other parts of India through railway services. Ponnuru is the bus station for the town that offers bus connectivity to other major cities.

Tourism in Ponnur

Ponnur attracts a lot of tourists and pilgrims every year. When visiting Ponnur there are three chief temples you cannot afford to miss as they are valued highly for religious and architectural reasons. These three temples are:

  • Sri Veera Anjaneya Swamy Temple: Dedicated to Lord Anjaneya Swamy this temple is the chief attraction of Ponnur. It was founded in 1969.
  • Sri Sahasralingeswara Swamy Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva this temple is famous for the “Sahasra Lingas” or a thousand Shiva lingas.
  • Sri Sakshi Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple: Legends suggest that Lord Vishnu descended to this temple to prove the innocence of one of his most loyal devotees. The place is quiet historical.
Other temples to visit near Ponnur are as follows:

  • Magadharamma Temple
  • Shivalayam
  • Vinayaka Temple
  • Ayyappa Temple
  • Subramaneswara swamy temple
  • Rajeswari kalyana mandir
  • Sai Mandir
  • Ramalayam
  • Vasavi Mata Mandir
  • Kanakadurga Mandir

Shopping in Ponnur

The town of Ponnur is famous for its handlooms and hand woven products. It is not exactly a shopaholic’s heaven but various shopping malls and garment stores are available in Ponnur. Here you can make worthy and satisfactory purchases. A few well known shopping destinations of Ponnur are mentioned below:

Ganesh Vastralayam
Clothing store in Ponnur, India
Address: GBC Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 9AM–9:30PM
Phone: 099499 42737

Janakiram Complex
Shopping mall in Ponnur, India
Address: GBC Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124

Saiganesh Fancyand Kangan Palace
Shopping mall in Ponnur, India
Address: S.P.P. Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 9–9:30AM
Phone: 092996 03666

R.K Supermarket
Shopping mall in Ponnur, India
Address: S.P.P. Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 8AM–11PM
Phone: 086432 42951

Ramadevi Textiles
Clothing store in Ponnur, India
Address: GBC Road, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 9AM–9PM
Phone: 080990 43536

Hotels in Ponnur

There are good many staying options in Ponnur including hotels, lodges and guest houses. You can find hotels to suit all kind of budgets here. A few good hotels of Ponnur are as follows:

Sri Venkateswara Bhavan
Address: Opp. Guntur Stand, GBC Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Phone: 099495 75674

Aremanda, Kalyan Chakravarti (M.V.K) Resort
Address: Aremanda(Post), Ponnur(MD), Guntur(Dt), 522316, Andhra Pradesh 522316
Phone: 090527 84136

Alaparthy Chitti Babu Guest House
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Phone: 079936 47428

Sai Krishna Hotel
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124

Manikanta Hotel
Address: 22-8-27, Kasukarru Road, Ponnur, Guntur - 522124, Near Vijayadurga Restaurant
Phone: + (91)-8643-244945

Restaurants in Ponnur

As far as eateries and restaurants are concerned Ponnur is home to many good eating joints where a foodie can satisfy himself or herself. Several eateries of Ponnur serve both vegetarian and non-vegan delicacies which will leave you craving for more. Try special Andhra style sweets when visiting Ponnur. A few good eateries of Ponnur are mentioned below:

Riyaz Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Address: GBC Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 10:30AM–11:30PM

GFC
Fried Chicken Takeaway
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 11AM–10PM

Moghuls Paradise
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 10AM–11PM
Phone: 093926 28249

Eagle Family Restaurant
Address: SH-48, GBC Road, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 10AM–11PM
Phone: 086432 41888

Utilities in Ponnur

Ponnur town is well equipped with all necessary amenities like police station, fire station, medical stores, hospitals etc. for the maintenance of the livelihood of the citizens of Ponnur. The details of these facilities are mentioned below:

Ponnur Rural Police Station

Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Fire station in Ponnur

Ponnur Fire Station
Address: Bhavanagar Colony, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124

Pharmacies in Ponnur

R.K.Medicals
Pharmacy in Ponnur, India
Address: Near Mamillapalli Bus Stop, GBC Rd, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 6AM–11:30PM
Phone: 099662 26892

Apollo Pharmacy
Pharmacy in Ponnur, India
Address: D.no.14-6-20/b, Netaji Nagar, Nidubrolu, Ponnur, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: Open today · 7AM–10PM
Phone: 1860 500 1010

Vasavi Medical & General Stores
Address: 4-2-16, Vidya Nagar Road, Railway station road, Nidubrolu, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 8AM–11PM
Phone: 098850 2544

Hospitals in Ponnur

Srinivasa Nursing Home
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 086432 42116

Adilakshmi Nursing Home
Address: Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 086432 42978

Ravi Cardiac & Diabetic Care Centre
Address: 15-01-90, GBC Road, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: 9AM–8PM
Phone: 086432 42414

Jai Lakshmi Nursing Home

Address: Nidubrolu, Ponnur, Andhra Pradesh 522124
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 086432 42325

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