headquarters of the mandal and division is situated about 110 Kms. from Visakhapatnam. Paderu
is a broad picturesque and rich valley with an altitude of over 900 meters above the sea level. The entire Paderu
is inhabited by schedule tribes with different
sects and is surrounded by good number of hill streams. The presiding deity here is Modakondamma
and important religious observation will be celebrated every year attracts a large number of pilgrims and especially fire works will entertain the viewers, like any thing.