Madanapalle, is a town and a municipality located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - population 107,512 (2001 census). Legend has it that the name of the town was originally "Maryaada raamanna puram", which has, over time, changed into " Madanapalle".
It is one of the biggest Revenue Divisions in India (it covers almost half of the Chittoor district). It is a fast-growing city at the center of an agricultural region noted for its fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes. It has a railway station and is the gateway to Horsley Hills, a big hill station and summer resort.
It is also known for its high-quality silks, which are spun into sarees and other types of clothing. Neeruguttu palle is a place in town where silk sarees are available at the production cost. The famous poet Rabindranath Tagore translated "Jana Gana Mana", India's national anthem, from Bengali to English and also set it to music in Madanapalle. Madanapalle is famous for the Besant Theosophical College named after Dr. Annie Besant
Horsley Hills is situated near Madanpalle in Chittoor District at an altitude of 4400 feet (1314 m) above sea level. Mr. W.D. Horsley, a British member of the civil service and the then District Collector of Cuddapah, who found the climate very hot, selected this area as his summer resort on the top of the hills. He constructed two houses, the Kachari Room and the Milk Bungalow and developed it as a summer resort. There are four engineering colleges in Madanapalli and MITS Engineering college is the famous among them all. MITS is located at the foot of the Horsley Hills.
Description City - Madanapalle. Government - Municipality. Urban Agglomeration - Madanapalle Metropolitan. State - Andhra Pradesh.
The important religious places are Sri Lord Venkateswara temple, Shiridi Saibaba temple (One of the oldest temples of Sai baba in India), Swamy Ayyappa Temple, Yoga Bogeswara (Madikayyalu) Temple, Sivalayam, Church, Arogyamatha Catholic Church, Jamia Masjid, Mothinagar Mothi Masjid, Indiranagar Masjid, Kuravanka Nimrah Masjid, Mehamoodiya Masjid and Chamberlain Church,Krishna nagar Vinayaka temple, Society colony Ramalayam Temple,Neerugattuvari palle The Famous Sri Chowdeswari Devi Temple,Ramireddy Layout Vinayaka Temple And also There is a Darga of Great Sufi Saint Khwaja Syed Shah Salauddin Hussaini (R.A) alias Baba Abdal Hussaini Suharawardhi (R.A) Darga near Basinikonda Punganur Road.he is from great family of Baba Fakurddin (R.A) Penukonda Every year in the month 18,19,20 of rajab URS will be held at Darga Sharif.
Madanapalle is a centre of vernacular culture. The literary languages are Telugu and Urdu. Many organisations are serving the literary fields of both Telugu and Urdu. Telugu Rachayitala Sangham (Telugu Poets' Association), Telugu Nataka Kala Parishad and Anjuman Taraqui Urdu are important. Madanapalle people are quite fond of movies and there are more than 12 cinema halls in the town, which are considered many, for the town of this size.
There are three Bustands in Madanapalle
RTC bustand- where the state owned RTC buses run to different parts of the district and state.It is one of the town's which is having two bus depots and making more profits to APSRTC.Each and every five minutes you can find a bus to Tirupathi from here. Chittoor bustand - private buses bound for Chittoor and Nimmanapalle starts from here. Quite a busy place, where you can buy fruits, flowers, etc. Bengaluru bustand - private buses bound for Bangalore, Chintamani and other villages start here. Govt. buses do stop here.
Madanapalli ( CTM Railway station ) is situated on the Tirupati - Guntakal BG line. It has trains to Guntakal & Secunderabad. Buses to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Tirupati ply continuously.There around 10 to 15 busses running daily from madanapalli to hyderabad including volvo services.
It is situated at a distance of 115 kilometres from the temple city of Tirupati and 122 kilometres from Bangalore and is 91 km north-west of Chittoor. The nearest airports are Tirupati (150 km), Bangalore (122 km) & Chennai (240 km). The nearest railway station is Madanapalle Road (MPL)(13 km).
Distances by road from Madanapalle to Major destinations:
Punganur 24 km,
Tirupati 115 km,
Chittoor 93 km,
Bangalore 125 km,
Puttaparthi 120 km,
Hindupur 160 km,
Kadapa 122 km,
Chennai 250 km,
Hyderabad 533 km.
Yellareddy 655 km.
Madanapalle has pleasantly mild, to warm summers with average high temperatures of 30 to 35 degrees Celsius (86 F to 95 F). Temperatures do not exceed 40 degrees celsius (104 F)and winters are cold with temperatures between 7 to 15 degrees Celsius ( 44.6 F to 59 F). Usually summer lasts from March to June, with the advent of rainy season in June, followed by winter which lasts till the end of February. It has an extreme type of climate. Rainy season remains pleasant.