Anakapalle
Topics: Andhra Pradesh / Pages: 4 (910 words) / Published: Aug 6th, 2013

Anakapalle city is a revenue Division part of Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, a state in India.
The Anakapalle town is famous for its jaggery market. Its market is ranked second in India in terms of jaggery imports/exports.[1] Anakapalle is also a very busy and famous business center in this region. Many people from the rural areas around the town cites Anakapalle as their destination for their shopping and medical needs. 20% of Anakapalli people main business is finance

Taken from the balcony of an apartment complex
Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Buddhist era
2 Temples
3 Image gallery
4 Transport
5 Industries
6 Geography
7 Demographics
8 Parliamentary constituency
9 Assembly constituency
10 Agriculture
11 Tourist spots around Anakapalle
12 References
History[edit source | editbeta]

The City was originally under the rule of the Kalinga Empire (ancient Orissa), different dynasties ruled this region i.e. Chedi Kingdom of Kalinga (Orissa), Eastern Ganga dynasty of Orissa, Gajapati Kingdom of Orissa, Kakatiya, and Qutub Shahi empires. Around 1450, Appala Raju took over the rule of region under the Nawab of Arcot, with Anakapalle as his fortified headquarters. The saga of Anakapalle starts with a historian named "Tallapragada" place and found that Anakapalle. This was proved from the historical evidences found on Bojjana Konda. Satavahanas, Vishnukundina, Gajapathi's, Vijayanagara Samrats, Golkonda Samanta Rajulu ruled the area.
Its alias names are Aniankapalli, Anekaphalle, Vijaypuri, Veniapalii, Kanakapuri, Bellampatnam, and Anakapalli. It is located by the side of a holy Sarada River. These historic monuments are of great interest to tourists. During the Independence struggle of India, many prominent leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar visited Anakapalle. It is around 34 km in distance from Vishakapatnam.
Buddhist era[edit source | editbeta]
One of the most significant

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