Kadapa, popularly known as Cuddaph is an antique city resplendent with architectural marvels and cultural heritage of the yore. Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, It is a municipal corporation in Rayalseema, a part of the south Andhra Pradesh and is situated at a distance of 412 Kms from south of Hyderabad and is 8 Kms from the River Penna. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in South India. Kadapa is bounded on the three sides by the Nallamala and Palakonda hills. Being the gateway from the west to the holy hill of Tirumala, Kadapa is also known as ‘Gateway’ city to Tirumala.
Kadapa Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich cultural and spiritual legacy. Kadapa was ruled by different kingdoms over the years and thus the rich cultural influence. The Chola Kings ruled the city from 11th to 14th century and later on it was dominated by the Vijayanagar Kingdom. The traces of these different dynasties can be seen in the area even today. It is believed that one of the seven kandas of the Ramayana, Kishkindakanda is assumed to have happened in Vontimitta, Kadapa District, situated at a distance of just 20 Kms from the city.