Chittoor is a district in Andhra Pradesh, a state in India. Chittoor is known for pilgrimage tours as most of the major temples in South of India are located in the Chittoor district, including places like Tirupathi, Srikalahasthi, and Kanipakam. One of the major agricultural markets for Mangoes, grains, sugarcane and peanuts is based in Chittoor district. A lot of industrial factories are also located in the Chittoor district due to the availability of land and resources at a reasonable price. Geographically Chittoor district was a part of Madras state. Later on, it became a part of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh.
In summers the climate goes up to 46 Degrees due to which people prefer starting their pilgrimage during rainy or autumn season in the Chittoor district. Ponnai and Swarnamukhi are the most important rivers running through the district of Chittoor. Tirupathi in Chittoor district is known to be a sacred place for gods which is why more than half of the population in India visits Tirupathi during the festive season to gain blessings. There are 66 mandals (cities or towns divided under administrative divisions) in the Chittoor district. With the help of agricultural and industrial services, the Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) of Chittoor district is ₹34,742 crore (US$4.8 billion) i.e. 6.6% of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).