The Story of Ponduru

Ponduru is a zone in Srikakulam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Ponduru is located at a distance of 20 km from Srikakulam and touches the borders with Vizianagaram. According to the 2011 census, the total population of Pondicherry is 73,890, of whom 37,197 are males and 36,693 are females. It is located 12 km west of Srikakulam. The Ponduru Zone is bounded on the south by the Echerla Zone, on the north by the Amadalavalasa Zone, on the east by the Srikakulam Zone and on the west by the Gangavarisigadam Zone. There are 39 villages and 29 panchayats. It is 39 meters high.

The History of Ponduru

Ponduru is famous for its handloom industry. The main occupation of the people here is handloom. The cotton is cleaned with a toothpick and threaded using spinners. Ponduru Khaddar is famous for its handicrafts. Ponduru is one of the favorite khadi making areas in India. Khaddar fabrics are woven on looms using these threads. Ponduru Khaddar is reminiscent of the Indian independence movement. Mahatma Gandhi was also a fan of Ponduru Khaddar. Ponduru Khadi is famous for its khadi wearers all over the country. The Devanga, Pattushali and Nagavamsam castes are important in this region. The cotton is cleaned and the thread is twisted with a loom. In addition to looms, weavers mix other types of looms based on machinery and looms. Exports to countries such as the United States and Sweden also took place from Ponduru.

How to Reach Ponduru

Travel Guide

Ponduru is easily accessible by all three major modes of transport, roadways, railways, and airways. Which will come as a source of relief to the many travel enthusiasts ready to visit Ponduru!

By Road

Srikakulam APSRTC bus station and Etcherla APSRTC bus station are the nearby bus stations to Ponduru town. APSRTC runs several busses from major cities to Ponduru in Srikakulam.

By Rail

Rails in India are the most affordable and most preferred modes of transportation. Srikakulam Road railway station and Cheepurupalli railway station are the very nearby railway stations to Ponduru.

By Flight

The two nearest airports to Ponduru town are Visakhapatnam Airport which is at a distance of 108 kms and Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is at a distance of 351 kms respectively.

Places to visit in Ponduru

About Us

Ponduru Palace is a beautiful royal palace, located in Ponduru town, Srikakulam. The palace is the official royal palace of the Kalinga. The palace has a vast land, which is beautifully preserved with beautiful artifacts, antique collections, and of course a marvellous environment.

About Us

Ponduru is a small village which rose to prominence due to the finesse of the quality of khadi fabric it produces. World's best khadi is available here. Mahatma Gandhi was overwhelmed by the texture and authenticity of Ponduru Khadi and had also mentioned it in ' Young India', a National newspaper of the pre independence times.

Ponduru Villages

Ponduru Banks

Bank Name Bank Address
APGVB Tadivalasa Address near Kalanjali Theater, Ponduru - Sarvaswarapuram Road, Ponduru
Central Bank of India Ponduru Address G.Sigadam - Chettupodalam Road, near Ponduru Vastralaya, Ponduru
Co Operative Bank Ponduru Address near Saraswati Kirana and General Stores, Chakali veedi, Ponduru
DCCB Bank Ponduru Address near Panchayat Office, Ponduru

Ponduru Banks - IFSC Codes

Bank Name Bank IFSC Codes
APGVB Tadivalasa IFSC Code APGV0001166
Central Bank of India Ponduru IFSC Code CBIN0284689
Co Operative Bank Ponduru IFSC Code APBL0001010
DCCB Bank Ponduru IFSC Code APBL0001010

Ponduru Banks - Toll Free Numbers

Bank Name Bank Toll Free Numbers
APGVB Tadivalasa 1800 121 0354
Central Bank of India Ponduru 1800 22 1911
Co Operative Bank Ponduru 1800 425 3555
DCCB Bank Ponduru 18004251958