The city is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala and Palkonda Hills lying on the tectonic landscape between the Eastern and Western ghats. The city is nicknamed "Gadapa" ('threshold') since it is the gateway from the west to the hills of Tirumala.
The economy of city is largely based on agricultural crops like ground nut, cotton, red gram, and Bengal gram. Tee is also mining.
Telugu and Urdu are the official languages in the city. Hindi is also spoken in many areas of the city among North Indian traders. English is also gaining popularity. Urdu is spoken throughout the city, especially by its large Muslim population.
Summers are especially uncomfortable with hot and humid conditions. During this time temperatures range from a minimum of 26 °C and can rise up to a maximum of 46 °C (115 °F). Humidity is around 75% during the summer months. The monsoon season brings substantial rain to the area, and Kadapa gets some rainfall from both the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon. About 615 millimetres (24 inches )of the average total annual rainfall of around 770 millimetres occurs between June and October.
Winters are comparatively milder and the temperatures are lower after the onset of the monsoons. During this time the temperatures range from a maximum of 25 °C and can rise up to a maximum of 35 °C (95 °F). Humidity is much lower during the winter season, which is the best time to visit the area.
- 1 Kadapa Airport (CDP IATA) (12 km (7.5 mi) north west of Kadapa). A domestic airport at the outskirts of the city with service from Hyderabad and Belgaum on Trujet Airlines.
Kadapa has good road connectivity to the other major places like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Nellore, Kurnool.
APSRTC provides bus services from various destinations of the Kadapa district and other cities across South India.
Kadapa has its a railway station on the Mumbai–Chennai line which is one of the busiest lines in the south coast region. A new railway line Kadapa–Bangalore section is under construction stage.
Shilparamam is a crafts village in the outskirts of Kadapa.
Kadapa is well known for its spicy food which is very similar to the South Indian food. Karam dosa is one of the favourite items of Kadapa citizens. People have dosa, idly, sambar and chutney in their breakfast. Rice, daal and curry is usually served as lunch. Most of the restaurants serve South Indian thali including these dishes in their lunch and dinner menu. Although it has a South Indian touch in its dishes it also has a diverse variety of its own which include Ragi Sangati or Ragi Mudda, Boti Curry, Natukodi Chicken, and Paya Curry. Ragi sangati with chicken curry is the staple food in Kadapa and is also one of the most famous dishes in the city. Many other varieties of dishes can also be found in the local restaurants.
Good food at Vishnu Priya Hotel
Hotel Sandeep Opp to Bus Stand