Tenali is a mandal comprised in Guntur district. Tenali has great historic importance.The Archaeological monuments revealed that the village 'Teravali' gradually became Tenali. This region formed part of the famous kingdom of "Andhra-Satavahana" dynasty from 225 B.C. to 225 A.D.
Tenali is located about 30 km from the sea coast. Hence it is generally hot and humid during summer with temperatures ranging between 28 to 42°C.
Tenali is famous for Handloom Pattu (Silk) Sarees, Gold Jewelry, Wood and Steel Utensils. Tenali is well connected to the major towns and cities by road and railways. The nearest cities to Tenali are Guntur and Vijayawada.
There are many religions with their worship centers of Hindu gods, mosques and churches. Famous of them include Vaikuntapuram temple. Tenali ramakrishna who was a court-poet of Sri Krishna Devaraya of the Vijayanagar empire and well known for his wit and impressive Telugu poetry belonged to Tenali.