About Narasaraopet Municipality

Narasaraopet is located at 16°15′N 80°04′E / 16.25°N 80.07°E / 16.25; 80.07. It has an average elevation of 55 metres (180 feet). The town is built on flat land ringed by hills that are an offshoot of the Eastern Ghats. The summer months can get exceedingly hot while winters are mild. Rainfall is due to the monsoon and is concentrated in the months of July-September.
Established about two hundred years ago and originally called Atluru, the town began to grow in importance during the late 19th century when it was made the headquarters of a taluka by the British. Ancient temples, many of them not yet documented, dot the area. Malraju Venkata Gunda Rao, the son of Narasa Rao, deepened and enlarged an old tank in the town that is still in use today The place has added importance on account of its proximity to Kotappakonda (11km) one of the famous abodes of Lord Shiva in the guise of Lord Sri Koteswara Swamy. Read More