Top Kakinada Tourist Places

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Kakinada is one of the famous cities of Andhra Pradesh and is famous for temples and ancient heritage. This article covers Top Kakinada Tourist Places.

Kakinada is present in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. East Godavari District is known as rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh with lush paddy fields and coconut groves. It is also known as another Kerala.

Kakinada is East Godavari district headquarters. It is located 155km from Visakhapatnam and 60km from Rajahmundry. There is a sea port at Kakinada beach. In olden days, Kakinada is called as kokanuru, which means place consisting of many lakes. Britishers called as Co-Canada, changed to Kakinada after our Independence.

Kakinada is called the Fertilizer city, as it’s place of fertilizer plants and also fifth largest city in Andhra Pradesh. Kakinada is famous for industries such as Fertilizer, Sugar,Natural gas and petroleum,power generation, oil refineries & Biofuel plants. Kakinada is part of a Special Economic Zone(SEZ).

Kakinada is known for famous Kakinada kaja, Subbayyagari hotel & Sri Chaganti KoteswaraRao (Pravachanams).

Given below are some of the top Kakinada tourist places one love to visit which is very near to Kakinada.

Tourist Places Near Kakinada

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Annavaram Sathyanarayana Swamy temple

Annavaram Sathyanarayana Swamy Temple is one of the most famous Holy Shrines in India. It is placed second after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. This Dravidian style temple was described in Revakhanda of SkandaPurana.Lord Satyadeva with his consort Sri AnanthaLakshmi on one Side and with Lord Siva on the other side took his abode on Ratnagiri Mountains. This divyakshetram is surrounded by sacred Pampa River.

For more information on Annavaram, visit http://annavaramdevasthanam.nic.in/

Samarlakota Kumara BhimeswaraSwamy temple

Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy temply is located 15km from Kakinada. This is one of the pancharama temples,earlier known as Chalukya Bhimavaram. The architectural style of the temple resembles Draksharamam temple.

Pithapuram Shakti peeta

 

Pithapuram Shakti Peets is one of 5 Madhaveswara temples and Datta Kshetra

Pithapuram Shakti peets is located 16km from Kakinada. KukkuteswaraSwamy, Puruhutika devi are presiding deities. According to Bimeshwara Purana of Srinath Kavi Sarvabhuma, it is one of the 12 pilgrim’s equivalent to Kashi. It’s also called as Pada Gaya kshetram because of Gaya Asura, as pada(leg)of demon fell here. Kunthi MadhavaSwami, Sripada Srivallbhaswamy and Venu GopalaSwamy temples are famous here.

Draksharamam Bheemeswara swamy templePithapuram

Draksharamam Bheemeswara Swamy temple is one of the Pancharama temples located at 30km from Kakinada. Crystal lingam is special attraction in this temple.This ancient temple is protected monument under the department of archeology. It is also called as Dakshina Kashi.

Kotipalli SomeswaraSwamy temple

Kotipalli

Kotipalli Someswara Swamy Temple is located 12km from Draksharamam. It is also famously known as Koti Theertham, located at the confluence of the river Godavari with the sea. This holy river was brought by Gowtham Maharshi. People believe it as one of Pancharamas.

Sarpavaram Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple

Sarpavaram Bhavanrayana Swamy temple is 4km from Kakinada. This temple is one of 5 Bhavannarayana temples in AndhraPradesh. As per legend NaradaMaharshi prayed to Lord Vishnu here and transformed from women to his real form. This temple is visited by sages Vyasa and Agasthya.

Bikkavolu:

Bikkavolu is one of the famous places where you can visit historical Golingeshwara Swami, Ganesha temples. This place is located 15km from Samarlakota.

a) Gollala Mamidada(Gopurala Mamidada) is located 6km from Bikkavolu. This is second famous Sun temple after Arisavilli temple in Andhra Pradesh

b) Dwarapudi: Famous temples complex called as Andhra Vaikuntam, located 16km from Bikkavolu. Ayyappa temple is popular as Sabarimalai.

Tapeswaram

Tapeswaram is famous for Andhra sweets, 20km from bikkavolu village. They have Guinness book of world records in making Khairathabad Ganesh Laddu. If you love sweets visit this place and have yummy bites.

Uppada

Uppada beach is famous for its beach. Clear water, silver sand and the golden sun gifts the beach with a majestic beauty. Uppada beach is located 10km from Kakinada. Wide and stretchy shore with crystal clear blue waters attracts tourists. Uppada silk sarees are famous.

CoringaWildlife sanctuary 

Coringa Wild life sanctuary is 20km to Kakinada in the Godavari delta. This Hope Islandsanctuary is home to many species of mangrove plants, rare birds, flora and fauna. It’s second largest mangrove forest in India. Take a boat ride, we can easily spot turtle, crocodile, stork etc.

Hope Island 

 

Hope Island is a small tadpole shaped Island situated off the coast of Kakinada in Bay of Bengal. Hope Island has boating available from APTDC.

Adurru

Adurru is 50km from Rajahmundry. This place has remains of Buddhist stupas, chaityas and viharas which were found by archaeologists while excavating this place. The Mahastupa, a huge wheel with a 17ft diameter is major attraction and is built on a high platform.

These are some of the top Kakinada tourist places. Watch out for more articles in coming months from tourist places in India.

About the Author:

Gayathri Sharma is one of the top bloggers from India. She writes on Travel, Tourism and Indian Traditions. Watch some good articles about yatras in India from her blog YatrasBlog

Top 3 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Top 3 Honeymoon Destinations Mauritius

Top 3 Honeymoon destinations in the world is a guest post written by Chelsea.

Introduction:

Are you trying to figure out where to go for your post-wedding getaway? After months of planning, you could finally tie the knot and committed yourself with your life partner, finding the perfect venue to get dress to the tailor, managing relative who tends to get marriage destination, endlessly fretting of the logistics and many more. One last thing you like to worry about the planning the destination is for your honeymoon. Fear not! Here is a list of top 3 honeymoon destinations in the world that could bring you the right entertainment you deserve. You and your partner could leave everything else behind enjoy finally and celebrate the love. Presenting best honeymoon destinations to plan you the incredible and romantic vacation makes sure you get complete memories.

Top 3 Honeymoon Destinations
Mauritius:

Top 3 Honeymoon Destinations Mauritius

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According to a recent statistics, 93% of Fijians claimed to be happy/very happy. People here have warm hospitality and bonds between the people. In fact, caring and supportive nature welcomes you with the attitude. Weather is pleasant year round and the average temperatures would range from 26 Degrees and 30 Degrees Celsius. High level of precipitation is seed during the months from November to April as increased risk of cyclones. Best time to visit Fiji is June to September. To cut down your expenses, you can also keep your trip less hectic with planning to visit the island. Choose your honeymoon destination among Fiji islands and enjoy your trip.

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Bali:

Top 3 Honeymoon Destinations Bali

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Conclusion:

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Author Bio: Chelsea Nguyen is working as a Manager and blogger at “Paradise In Fiji”which is one of the best vacation spot in Fiji. She has been writing for several years about the Fiji Honeymoon and various attractive spot. She is having great knowledge about it.

Top 5 tourist places near Kurnool

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Kurnool district is located in the western part of Andhra Pradesh. This article covers Top 5 tourist places near Kurnool and some of the important temples, caves and forts around. This article covers tourist spots near Kurnool and trip which author has gone through in two days.

Majestic Nallamala hills,stunning waterfalls and lush greenery adds beauty to Kurnool district.The forts and temples speak of the city’s historic importance and rich culture. Tunga and Bhadra are two main rivers. Tunga Bhadra dam is constructed near Hospet. Kurnool tourism is about ancient architecture and historical monuments constructed during Vijayanagar Empire and Hindu kings.The flood wall that was constructed to protect the city from the rising river waters is one of the important tourist spot in Kurnool.

Below is the list of Top 5 Tourist locations near Kurnool.

1. Nallamala Hills and Srisailam
Nallamala forest is main attraction with tiger reserve. Sikhareswaram is the highest peak with 2835 ft height. We started our tour from Nandyal,as we already visited Srisailam

2. Banaganapalli, Nela Matam (Sri Pothuluri VeeraBrahmendraswamy temple):
Kalagnanam Cave
Day-1 Kurnool Trip
From Hyderabad we started on one weekend to Nandyal. Next day morning Nandyal to Banaganapalli(40Km),On the way visited Sri Chowdeswari temple,Nandavaram.Visited Banaganapalli (Anandasramam)Ravallakonda cave,temple where BrahmamGaru Wrote Kalagnanam,Nela Matam(Prathama Peetam)Shiva temple.

3. BelumCaves(Kurnool-110km)

Belum_Caves

Banaganapalli to Belum caves 35Km.Belum Caves,running a length of 3,229 metres, are the second longest caves in India and are popular for their stalactite and stalagmite formations.The caves descend to 150 feet from the entrance level and this point is referred to as Pataalaganga.Musical chamber, meditation hall,simhadwaram&shivalingam are interesting here.Giant Buddha statue located just outside the caves is beautiful.

4. Yaganti

Yaganti
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva,Goddess Parvati&Nandi Bull(according to Kalagnanam this Nandi increasing every day.In the temple there is Pushkarini(pond)water flows into the pond from Nandi’s mouth throughout the year.The temple architecture is also worth visiting,It showcases the skills of Viswakarma Sthapathis.Agastheswara, Venkateswara caves are famous shown in many telugu movies.Next to Ahobilam(70km).

5. Ahobilam
Ahobilam
Ahobilam is one of 108 Vaishnava Divyadesams in India. It consits of two temples, lower and upper Ahobilam. Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, blessed Prahlada and slayed Hiranyakashyapa here. Temple has beautiful seasonal waterfall and many steps to go up after parking. After visiting upper and lower Ahobilam, we reached Mahanandi by night. We had darshan of Lord Mahadandeswara and srichakra Archana at night.

6. Mahanandi

Mahanandi

Day-2 Kurnool Trip:
Around Mahanandi there are 9Nandeswara shrines.Mahanandi is one of the 9shrines.MahanandeswaraSwamy(Lord Shiva)Temple is of 1,500 years old.The shivalinga is unique because it’s formed by a rough,uncut rock containing 2cavities.we can do Abhishekam to shivalinga.Huge Nandi infront of the main shrine is big attraction.Clear water coming from Nandi’s mouth throughout the year form pond in the temple.

Early morning we took holi bath(Karthika snanam)in pond.Next moved to
Jogulamba temple(100km)5th Shaktipeetam.On the way visited few temples of NavaNandi Shrines.

Places to visit in Kurnool:KurnoolFort(KondareddyBurz),Orvakallu(25km shot Srimanthudu movie-Maheshbabu),Rollapadu Sanctuary,Mantralayam(90km)

Top Hotels in Kurnool:
Haritha hotels and Resorts of A.P.Tourism at Srisailam, Belum caves, Mahanandi, Ahobilam and Kurnool.
Distance to Kurnool: Hyderabad-220km, Vijayawada-350km
Useful Links: http://www.aptdc.gov.in/kurnool.html

About Author:
Top 5 Tourist places near Kurnool is guest post written by Gayatri, one of the top travel blogger from India. She writes about her travel experiences and travel destination information in her website Yatras Blog.

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Kolar Kotilingeshwara Temple Trip

Kolar Kotilingeshwara Temple

Kolar which is famous for gold mines is also popular for Kotilingeshwara Temple. It is one good place to visit by doing a one day trip from Bengaluru to Kolar Kotilingeshwara Temple.

We planned this trip as part of one of our friends engagement in Kolar. So we thought, this temple is worth a Visit. We started early in the morning around 7 after having a light breakfast. It was around 100km drive from Bengaluru via Hoodi circle towards Kolar Gold Fields. We initially visited our friends function hall to attend the engagement which was in Kolar.

Kolar is a very good city with lots of green trees and plantations around. After the engagement, we started to the temple around 12PM.

Kolar is very hot and if you are planning a trip from Bengaluru to Kolar Kotilingeshwara Temple, plan early in the morning so that you can have some time spending in the temple.

We took a XUV and were around five friends. On visiting the temple, there were very few people around as it was hot in the afternoon. Walking without slippers is also a tough job. They have added mats to help you walk around the temple.

We had a DSLR and they charged Rs.100 to enter into the temple. We took the ticket as we were planning to take some good pictures for our readers and share some karma to those who visit our post and have a look at these pictures.

Kotilingeshwara Temple

Some pictures of Kotilingeshwara temple Kolar which we took during our visit. This temple is one of famous Shiva temples in India.

Kotilingeshwara Temple

We had a lunch on return after having some light snacks at the temple. You can do some shopping around the stalls which are located there and get some things to your friends.