Pithapuram or Peetha Puram is a town and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Pithapuram railway station is on the ChennaiHowrah Railway line. Pithapuram is famous for its Ancient Hindu temples. Pithapuram was previously known as Puruhoothika puram and later known as Pithikapuram. Pithapuram is also known as Dakshina Kasi . During Satavahana era it was known as Pistapura.
Pithapuram is the birthplace of Sripada Sri Vallabha, an incarnation of lord Dattatreya. It is a very sacred place.Pithapuram is located at 17.1167N 82.2667E. It has an average elevataion of 10 meters . It is located near several beaches though not one in particular. It is in between 2 major cities; Kakinada and Rajahmundry. Pitapuram though is landlocked town and most of the economic activity takes place in Kakinada.14 km away from bay of Bengal.Pithapuram is also well known for the The CBM Christian Medical Centre which was started by Missionary Doctor Dr. E. Smith.
As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 52,360. The total population constitute, 25,891 males, 26,469 females and 5,116 children, in the age group of 06 years. The average literacy rate stands at 75.00% with 35,434 literates, higher than the national average of 73.00%.Pithapuram railway station is classified as a Dcategory stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.
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