Banganapalle


Banganapalle

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state_name = Andhra Pradesh
district = Kurnool
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Banganapalle (also 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 even has a cultivar, Banganapalli named after it. Between 1790 and 1948, Banganapalle was the capital of a princely state of the same name.

Geography

Banganapalle is located at coord|15.3167|N|78.2333|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/2/Banganapalle.html Falling Rain Genomics. Banganapalle] ] It has an average elevation of 209 meters (688 ft).

Princely history

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Banganapalle was ruled by the descendants of Faiz Ali Khan initially as a fief of the Mughal empire, and after the Nizam of Hyderabad declared his independence from the Mughals in 1724, as a fief of Hyderabad. Faiz Ali Khan also died without a male heir, and Banganapalle was inherited by his grandson, Husain Ali Khan. Toward the end of Husain Ali Khan's reign, Hyder Ali of Mysore was expanding his power in the region, and Husain Ali Khan switched his allegiance to Hyder Ali. Husain Ali Khan died in 1783, and his young son, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, succeeded him, with his paternal uncle as regent. Within the space of a year, Hyder's successor Tipu Sultan had driven them from Banganapalle; they took refuge in Hyderabad, returning to reclaim Banganapalle in 1789. Shortly thereafter, the nearby jagir of Chenchelimala was acquired by the Nawab of Banganapalle through marriage.

Banganapalle became a princely state of British India in the early 1800s. The British governor of the Madras Presidency twice took over the administration of the state for financial mismanagement, the first time from 1832 to 1848, and the second time for a few months in 1905.

In 1901, the princely state of Banganapalle had a population of 32,264, and an area of 660 km² (255 sq. mi.).

In 1948, the ruler of Banganapalle acceded to newly-independent India, and Banganapalle was incorporated into Kurnool district of the then Madras Presidency. In 1953, the northern districts of Madras state, including Kurnool district, became the new state of Andhra Pradesh.

Places of tourist interest

* Yaganti - Hindu piligrimage place
* Veerabramhendra Swami Matham
* Mahanandi
* Belum Guhalu or Belum Caves

Famous Personalities

* Venkata Raghav Suryadevara - Famous Sports Expert/Writer

References

External links

* [http://www.4dw.net/royalark/India/banganapalle.htm Genealogy of the Nawabs of Banganapalle]


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