The city of Eluru is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the southern part of India. The district of Eluru is a municipal corporation in Andhra Pradesh and is the head quarters of the West Godavari district. According to the 2001 census, Eluru has a population of 189,772. The city of Eluru is situated on the National Highway linking Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. Previously, Eluru was known as Helapuri and is a proud owner of a rich political history and culture. It is believed that at one point of time, the city of Eluru have been the capital of the Vishnukundinas. A huge fresh water lake called Kolleru Lake was found near Eluru. A Tour to Eluru has loads of surprises for the tourists.
The northern cirkars was divided into districts and during that time, Eluru was made a part of the Machilipatnam District. Later on, Eluru was incorporated in the Godavari district in 1859. Gradually, the city of Eluru was made a part of the Krishna District. Ultimately, in the year 1925, the West Godavari District was formed with Eluru as its headquarters. The Government of Andhra Pradesh in recent times up rated the municipality of Eluru as a municipal corporation.