Place:Madanapalle, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

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NameMadanapalle
TypeCity or town
Coordinates13.567°N 78.467°E
Located inChittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Madanapalle, is a town and a Municipality located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - population 179,000+ (2011 census).The name of the town was originally " Maryaada raamanna puram" which has over time, changed into " Madanapalle".The town is located some 123 kilometers away from the temple city of Tirupati and 122 kilometers from the major city of Bangalore, while the district’s headquarters town of Chittoor lies 91 kilometers southeast from it.

It sits at an average elevation of 695 meters (roughly 2,280 feet) above mean sea level. It is one of the biggest Revenue Divisions in India (it covers almost half [31 of 65 mandals] of the Chittoor district).I t 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 the birth place of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, who founded the nearby Rishi Valley School. 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.

Madanapalli has World famous Tuberculosis Hospatal sanatorium .It was central to tuberculosis treatment in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The long-drawn nature of treatment and the highly infectious nature of the disease made the sanatorium regimen effective and popular before antibiotics entered the scene.

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