Kuchipudi is a small village that comes under the Movva Mandal of Krishna District in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The village lies quite close to the Bay of Bengal and near the river Krishna. It is a well-known fact that the classical dance form of Kuchipudi originated from this place and hence the name of the dance form.
The village of Kuchipudi is about 6.4 km from the Movva Mandal and about 25.6 km from the nearest significant town of Machilipatnam. Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh is at a distance of 325 km from the village of Kuchipudi.
Tourist places in and around Kuchipudi
Some of the main tourist places near the village of Kuchipudi are the towns of Vijayawada, Konaseema, Guntur and Amaravathi. Tourists visiting these towns make it a point to visit the village of Kuchipudi as well because of the classical dance form associated with it.
In fact, the whole region of Kuchipudi is a very famous among the tourists who throng the place in search of lost arts and traditions. Located close to the village of Kuchipudi are the Undavalli Caves, Rajeev Gandhi National Park, Sri Venugopal Swamy Temple, Mogalrajpuram Caves and the Kanaka Durga Temple.
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Unfortunately, the village has no railway station of its own. The nearest railway station is in Vijayawada as is the nearest airport. However, the village is easily accessible via good roads. One can come to Kuchipudi either via Hyderabad or through Vijayawada.
Kuchipudi has tropical weather. Hence, summers are very hot while winters are mildly cold. The place receives medium rainfall during the time of monsoons.