Pakala Mandal

Pakala is a town and Mandal headquarters in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has lot of villages around it. The pond in the town is named “Pakala Cheruvu”. The people here speak Telugu language.

Pakala is located at 13.4667°N 79.1167°E It has an average elevation of 394 meters (1295 feet). We can reach here by train from Tirupati which is 42 km away and from Chittoor which is 28 km away. Town has an exciting climate. Tall trees along the long streets of Railway Quarters on a rainy day can give you the feel of a hill station.

Pakala is a railway junction on the Tirupati – Dharmavaram route, with one line branching off to Katpadi, via Chittoor. It is a picturesque place as well, surrounded by hills all around. The railway colony here has a colonial hangover, with a majority of the quarters built in the days of the British Raj, complete with their sloping roofs and huge wooden doors. This place occupied a place of pride, with its steam loco shed and also, as an important railway junction. Alas, the steam shed is long gone, with only the sign STEAM LOCO SHED left behind. Nothing is left of the shed now, save for the walls, and the roof beams. A steam loco tender with the markings ‘WATER TANK’ now stands on one of the yard lines, a mute reminder to the power & glory of yesteryears.

Near Pakala town, the famous pilgrim place is Subramanyam Swamy Temple, located at the top of the Palyam hill in Vootlavari Palli village. There is an ancient Lord Murugan / Karthikeya (Subramanya Swami S/o Lord Shiva) temple. Lots of movie shootings takes place around this temple. The movies made in the premises of this temple are Padaharella Vayasu, Adavi Donga, Janaki Ramudu, Assembly Rowdy, Rowdy Gari Pellam, etc.

Pakala is well connected with railways and roadways,runs trains to other cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kakinada and other cities