Bhadrachalam Tourism

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Sirish kumar pvs

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4 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Peaceful & serene pilgrimage

My overall experience with the pilgrimage is great. Had a fully satisfied Darshan of the Lord. One thing which has caused a little inconvenience in the trip is travelling by a four wheeler Auto from the Railway station to reach the temple. It is a single road and the journey was dreadful with the speeding vehicles along and opposite including ours. Would suggest all to catch the RTC Bus instead for the to n fro for a safe and tension free drive between the temple and the railway station.

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Bhaskaruni Sai prabhu

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5 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Known place for a pilgrimage

Bhadrachalam is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus. One gets the feeling of peace, happiness and joy of fulfilment after visiting the temple and having darshan of the Lord. Parnashala situated about 3 kms from Bhadrachalam is another spot for devotees and a must be seen place.

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Bhadrachalam Overview

Bhadrachalam is a town belonging to the Khammam District of Telangana. Situated on the banks of River Godavari, Bhadrachalam is a popular pilgrimage site in South India at a distance of 312 km to the east of Hyderabad. Bhadrachalam, which can only be reached by boating through River Godavari from Burgampad and Rajahmundry, has become a popular weekend destination in South India.

Bhadrachalam, famous for Sri Seetaramachandra Swamy Temple, is the gateway to Dandakaranya. In ancient days, it used to be a part of Dandakaranya forests. The ancient history of Bhadrachalam is interwoven with incidents depicted in the epic Ramayana.

As per legends, the name ‘Bhadrachalam’ was derived after a sage called Bhadra, who did intense penance on a hillock of this place until the end of Thretha Yuga, to seek blessings and moksha from Lord Rama. It is believed that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshmana have stridden through this land, during their life in exile.

According to another legend, Lord Rama once appeared in the dream of Pokala Sammakka and informed her about the swayambhu idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshmana at Bhadra Giri Hills and she constructed a small temple there.

Another legend related to Bhadrachalam dates back to the 17th century when it was a part of the Kingdom of Golconda ruled by Abdul Hassan Tanah Shah, the eighth Qutb Shahi. Bhakta Ramadasa (Gopanna), who was a Tahsildar under Tanah Shah, used the tax funds for the renovation of Sri Seetaramachandra Swamy Temple and was subsequently imprisoned at Golconda Fort. Lord Vaikunta Rama of Bhadrachalam, appeared in the dream of Tanah Shah and gave back the amount spent by Ramadasa. Since then, Bhadrachalam Temple received special grants from the Nizams through the Tahsildar of Burgampad.

Today, Bhadrachalam is also the home to ITC- Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (ITC-PSPD), which is one of the oldest as well as leading manufacturers of packaging and graphic boards in South Asia. Post Indian Independence, Bhadrachalam initially became a part of East Godavari District but was merged with Khammam District in 1959.

Bhadrachalam offers excursions to destinations like Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Warangal, Guntur, Nellore, Srisailam, etc. In Bhadrachalam, tourists can engage in activities such as boating, trekking at Papikonda ranges, etc. October to February is the best time to visit Bhadrachalam.