(, ) is a village and mandal in West Godavari district
of Andhra Pradesh
. It is about 35 km away from the banks of Godavari River at Papi Hills
of Eastern Ghats
. It consists of 23 villages, 4 in plain area and 19 in scheduled area. The Geddapalli panchayat & its villages are in deep forest, which is 20 km away from plains.
Polavaram is located at . It has an average elevation of 16 metres (55 ft).
According to Indian census
, 2001, the demographic details of Polavaram mandal is as follows:
- Total Population: 43,710 in 11,421 Households
- Male Population: 21,713 and Female Population: 21,997
- Children Under 6-years of age: 5,328 (Boys - 2,606 and Girls - 2,722)
- Total Literates: 25,309 25,309
Life style is completely rural. Polavaram is predominantly a tribal area, and it is dominated by Konda Reddy tribes.
Corn, Rice, Mango and other common fruit farming. Teak, Rosewood etc. are major forest products.
The entrance of Papi Hills
at Koruturu village and Indira Sagar Project (near Ramayyapeta h/o Polavaram village) are major tourist places. Boat cruises are running from Pattisam to Perantapalli village. Cottages are available at Koruturu village. Sri Vereswaraswamy vari temple, located in the middest of river Godavari in Pattisam village, is one of the famous temples in West Godavari District.