Kadapa is a city in the Rayalseema region of the south-central part of Andhra Pradesh, India and also called as "Heart of Rayalaseema". It is the region central command of Kadapa region. Starting at 2011 Census of India, the city had a populace of 344,078. It is found 8 kilometers 5.0 mi south of the Penna River. The city is encompassed on three sides by the Nallamala and Palkonda Hills lying on the structural scene between the Eastern and Western ghats. Dark and Red ferrous soils involve the district. The city is nicknamed "Gadapa" 'edge' since it is the door from the west to the sacrosanct slopes of Tirumala.
Kadapa has been under ious rulers in its history, including the Nizams and Cholas, the Vijayanagara Empire and Kingdom of Mysore. It is likewise notable for its zesty cooking which is a piece of bigger Rayalaseema sustenance culture. It is one of the very much associated level II urban communities in India with a devoted air terminal of its own. Its key area which is 5 hours from Chennai makes it a blasting goal particularly after the bifurcation of AP state. Travel time from Chennai is short of what one hour because of the predominant flight.