Tanuku, earlier known as a Tarakapura, the word comes from Tarakasena, a great ruler who ruled over the Tanuku and its covering regions. Tanuku is the town and municipality situated in West Godavari district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Presently it is the political capital of West Godavari district. It is rarely known that this place has its own corner in India and it is one of the major hubs of the country engaged in producing and supplying of UDMH-MMH (Monomethylhydrazine), the liquid rocket fuel. The Mullapudi and Chitturi families have been well known within the region of Tanuku for various generations.
Tourist Attractions in Tanuku
The Akashganga (Heavenly Ganges likened to The Milky Way OR heavenly river) waterfall is about 3 Kms north of the Tirumala temple.