Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°19′00″N 78°14′00″E / 15.3167°N 78.2333°E / 15.3167; 78.2333Coordinates: 15°19′00″N 78°14′00″E / 15.3167°N 78.2333°E / 15.3167; 78.2333
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
  Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AP 21

Banganapalle or Banagana Palli is a town in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It lies in Kurnool district, 70 km south of the town of Kurnool. Banganapalle is famous for its mangoes and has a cultivar, Banganapalle, named after it. Between 1790 and 1948, Banganapalle was the capital of the princely state of the same name, Banganapalle State.


Banganapalle is located at 15°19′00″N 78°14′00″E / 15.3167°N 78.2333°E / 15.3167; 78.2333.[1] It has an average elevation of 209 metres (688 ft).


Main article: Banganapalle State
Map of the princely state of Banganapalle, 1893

In 1601, Sultan Ismail Adil Shah of Bijapur conquered the fortress of Banganapalle from Raja Nanda Chakravathy. The fort and surrounding districts were placed under the control of his victorious general, Siddhu Sumbal, who held them until 1665. Muhammad Beg Khan-e Rosebahani was granted Bangangapalle and the surrounding jagir in perpetual fiefdom but died without a male heir, leaving the jagir of Banganapalle to his adopted son, Faiz Ali Khan Bahadur. Aurangzeb conquered the Sultanate of Bijapur in 1686, but Faiz Ali Khan's fief was secured by the intervention of his maternal uncle Mubariz Khan, who served as Aurangzeb's viceroy of the Deccan.

Sree Veerappayya Swamy


The town was upgraded from Gram panchayat to Nagar panchayat on 23 June 2011.[2]

Banganapalle mangoes

Banganapalle is a mango variety generally known as The King of Mangoes, cultivar named after Banganapalle. An unspoilt obliquely oval specimen presents an unblemished golden yellow thin edible skin. These mangoes are large sized, weighing on an average 350-400 grams. The pulp is fibreless, firm and yellow with sweet taste.[3][4]

Banganapalli mangoes, illustrating variations in shape and size commonly found.

Places of interest


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[5][6] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also


  1. Falling Rain Genomics. Banganapalle
  2. "Kodad upgraded to municipality". The Hindu. Hyderabad. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  5. "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Retrieved 7 November 2016.

External links

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Banaganapalli.
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