Pitchatur is a village and a Mandal in Chittoor district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. from hare:
- chennai :- 73 k.m
- tirupati:- 56 k.m
- sri kalahasti:-46 k.m
- tiruvallur:-49 k.m
- puttur:-22 k.m
- nagari:-18 k.m
- tiruttani:-35 k.m
Pichatoor is located 60 km from Tirupati and 75 km from Chennai on NH205.this is the shortest way to reach chennaifrom tirupati. Araniar reservoir (capacity 32 ft) is located in Pichatoor. It is well connected by bus with Sri Kalahasti, Tirupati, Chennai, Tiruttani and Tiruvallur.
Prudential Mouli Sugars Ltd., Venkateswara Diary and Tirumala Diary are some of the industries located around Pichatoor.
The main occupations are agriculture and cattle breeding.
Villages covered under Pichatoor Mandal are: Adavikodiambedu, Adavisankarapuram, Karooru, Velur, Govardhanagiri, mudiyur, Chenchurajukandriga,Siddirajukandriga, Appalaraju kandriga, Ramagiri etc. Congress leader Mr. K. V. Bhaskhar Naidu from Adavikodiam Bedu village is the DCC General Secretary.
Famous Congress leader and present MLC Mr K Jayachandra Naidu hails from Govardhanagiri village of this mandal. He was very close to our former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi and played a key role in turning out former CM of Andhra Pradesh Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu. People of this village and nearby villages say that Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu has worked as Personal Assistant to Mr Jayachandra Naidu till he contested as MLA in 1978. Mr K Jayachandra Naidu is now constructing free houses for more than 100 poor families at his village of Govardhanagiri.
Every citizen of this mandal should be very proud that it nurtured and trained Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu, known as the CEO of Andhra Pradesh during his reign as CM.
Mr Jayachandra Naidu was also very close to Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao family during the ’80s and Nandamuri Balakrishna has attended few family functions at Mr Jayachandra Naidu’s home.
Ramagiri village is the home of the Valeeswara swami temple (Hanuman placed a linga here while carrying it from Kasi due to thirst. He pulled the linga with his tail so it got the name of Valeeswara temple). The temple was built by Pallava rulers around 11th-12th century AD.