Tuni is a coastal town in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for mango exports and handlooms. The town has beautiful beaches and a few pilgrimage centres nearby. It is said to have been an important Buddhist centre in the 1st century AD. Later it is said to have been a paragana under the Vatsavai Dynasty.

The municipality of Tuni has a population of 53,425 as per the 2011 census. The population of males and females stands at 25,922 and 27,503 respectively. Even though Tuni is not very well developed, the literacy rate is 77.40% which is higher than the state average of 67.02%.

Places to See
Tuni is known as Panchasheela Buddhist Centre as it has 5 ancient Buddhist stupas. Many Buddhists visit the town annually to visit these stupas and pay homage.
Tuni is a quiet and peaceful town. It is close to beautiful beaches like Addarpet and a lighthouse.
Annavaram, the home of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamyvari Devasthanam is 18 Kms away from Tuni. The temple is in Dravidian style and is considered the second most important temple in Andhra Pradesh after Tirupati. Lord Satyadeva is the main deity with Sri Anantha Lakshmi on one side and Lord Shiva on the other side. Vaishnav and Shaiva pilgrims both hold this temple with a lot of reverence.
Talupulamma Talli temple is situated between Tuni and Annavaram. The temple is well renowned in Andhra Pradesh and almost everyone it after the purchase of a new vehicle to seek the Goddess’ blessings. It is considered that the Goddess grants one success in whatever one wishes for.

How to Reach

By Road
State highway 45 and National highway 5 connect Tuni to several places in Andhra Pradesh and across India. APSRTC buses and buses by private operators can easily be found in Tuni.

By Rail
Tuni falls on the Chennai-Howrah rail line. Trains ply from Tuni to Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Belha, Rajahmundry and many other towns and cities.

By Air
Vishakhapatnam, at a distance of 100 Kms has the closest airport from Tuni.


Tuni is famous for mangoes; almost 250 varieties of mangoes are grown and exported from the town. Cashew nuts, betel leaves and sugarcane is also grown in Tuni. Tandava sugars, one of the oldest sugar factories in Andhra Pradesh is located at Tuni. The handlooms industry is another avenue that serves as a source of livelihood for the people of Tuni.