Bhadrachalam Tourism
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Bhadrachalam Tourism

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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
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.
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Venkat Maganti
  • Venkat Maganti
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Wonderful Bhadrachalam!"

  • Posted Jul 27, 2013
The place is very good with Papikondalu and river Godavari. The site seeing is wonderful but the cost of boat and food is very high. Temple has to provide transport to Papikondalu with reasonable rates.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not good and sight seeing is wonderful.

Activities & things to do: Temple has to provide transport to the nearest temples.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel by train is save and enjoy.
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Vamsee krishna Dama
  • Vamsee krishna Dama
  • 2 Reviews

"Bhadrachalam tour"

  • Posted Jul 23, 2013
Nice location. Boat cruise is great. Greenery all around. Bongu chicken is unique with good taste. Can try night stay while on the boat cruise.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: For food Haritha hotel is good.

Activities & things to do: Boat ride on godavari river.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Road route is good from Hyderabad.
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Ramarajusvsv Palla
  • Ramarajusvsv Palla
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 2 Reviews

"Pleasant weekend at Load RAMA"

  • Posted Jun 18, 2013
Temple it located at top of the small hill at the bank of the river which is very good at sight we can have long boat shikar over the river between the hills which is a very nice journey over the tour from rajamendry to bhadrachalma,

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: shopping at the temple we can find different items which are famous at that place
Food is good and available around the temple with reasonable rate
Sight seeing is awesome while traveling in boat from rajamandry to bhadrachalm vis papikondalu over the godavari river and another spot in b/w is patiseema very beautiful place which every body feel like see and have a stay too

Activities & things to do: we need to take care while traveling on boat by not going the edges of the boat corners without any supervision

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 1. vizag to badhrachalam via silaru through bus
2. vizag to vijayawada via bus and from vijaywada to badrachalma on boat via papikondallu and patiseema
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Nareshkumar Ramisetty
  • Nareshkumar Ramisetty
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 1 Review

"summer vacation tour in badrachalam"

  • Posted May 22, 2013
In badrachalam sri rama temple is famous & rama is living in thosedays

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: free food in temple in very nice and shopping is very nice

Activities & things to do: swimming in Godhavari river & go to temple to see rama god

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: in summer season very hot , to reached by car
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Ram kumar Lakkoju
  • Ram kumar Lakkoju
  • 2 Reviews

"The core thing is sri..."

  • Posted May 12, 2013
The core thing is sri rama temple. We have visited sitamma daara & parnashala. We have been blessed by sri rama well in morning.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Parnashala

Activities & things to do: Better to reach there by early morning.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hot weather, drink water regularly. No Train upto badrachalam. can be reached thereby BUS.
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Lalita Mallavarapu
  • Lalita Mallavarapu
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"journey to bhadrachalam"

  • Posted Apr 27, 2013
bhadrachalam is a famous religious place. the hotel is on the main road and accessible to majority places.the temple is very good and we liked the place. nearby about 60kms there will be a boat ride for a full day to papi kondalu. the hotel arranges tickets.for the boat. autos,busus are available. train is also available.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is available as per our choice from mearby hotels. sight seeing, is sri sitarama swami temple, papi kondalu, sitarama ashram, etc.

Activities & things to do: it is upto you

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: you can reach by train from hyderabad, or from vizayawada. even by bus you can reach from these places.
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Lak Murthy
  • Lak Murthy
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Lakshmana's review"

  • Posted Mar 28, 2013
We had been to Badrachalam to perform kalyanotsavam to Sri seetharamulu varu. Our trip was so gracious and pleasant with the blessings of Srirama.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We had boat shirkar on the river Godavari. We enjoyed the scenic beauty of Papikodalu and the delicacy food served to us.

Activities & things to do: Done on the boat

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Karimulla Gora
  • Karimulla Gora
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"My experiences"

  • Posted Mar 18, 2013
We reached bhadrachalam on eve of sri rama navami, to attend for kalyanam, we faced a lot of troubles to get accommodation, journey tickets. overall we experienced an average trip.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Paapi kondalu (paapi hills) are famous near to bhadrachalam

Activities & things to do: Better to provide sight seeing and pickup and dropping to temple

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: better to reach by bus
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Venkata kirankumar Mukkamala
  • Venkata kirankumar Mukkamala
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"It is a place which..."

  • Posted Feb 12, 2013
It is a place which every person should see at least once in their life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: It is VIPPA PUVVU never to be missed there at shopping

Activities & things to do: Should go to darshan before 7am so that can avoid rush

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Use bus or car so that can reach to the nearest hotels and can travel to Parnasala and surroundings
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Kumar bhargava Vakkantham
  • Kumar bhargava Vakkantham
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Jai Shri ram"

  • Posted Feb 6, 2013
Destination has its own historical importance, which i had enjoyed thoroughly and the travel to Parnashaala which i could memorize for years so devotional and fun filled place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food and shopping wise its not that good but sight-seeing was good with Godavari river flowing beside the temple one cannot expect more than that..

Activities & things to do: Nothing activities you can expect in this location, except for papikondalu, even for that there is no exact travel opportunities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Please be prudent about the accommodation in badrachalam otherwise its a beautiful destination
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