Bhadrachalam Tourism
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Bhadrachalam Tourism

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Bhadrachalam Info

  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • District: Khammam
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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Shrinivas Dandibhotl

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  • Shrinivas Dandibhotl
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  424 readers

"Please do not take photos in Parnashala with the deities murthis"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
A very pleasant experience to visit Bhadrachalam and neighbouring places such as Parnasala and Papikondalu. A visit to Parnasala makes one remember a part of the great Ramayana scripture where Shri Rama and Sita Devi spent their time and how Sita Devi was kidnapped by Ravana.

At Parnasala I saw lot of people taking photos of themselves with the murthies of Shri Rama and Sita Devi. What I really felt bad was the selfies and photos taken at the site where Sita Devi had fallen and people took photos by placing hands on Sita Devi and feet at the head of the murthi instead of feeling the pain and ordeal that Sita Devi went through at that time.

Have we Indians forgot out great scriptures and basic human principles that we are indulging ourselves in such cheap happiness of taking selfies with the murthies rather than uphold the principles of our great scriptures?

I request you all avoid the above and please pass on this message to others you know.
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Sharath Kb

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  • Sharath Kb
  • Lives in Secunderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2617 readers

"Road trip to Bhadrachalam"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2016
Monsoon season is the best time to go by road to Bhadrachalam. It's a place were people go for worshipping god. To be frank the facilities over there are not very good. But travel on road is a delightful experience. With all the greenery, mountains, boat riding, Spectacular mountain views amazing time to spend with your family.
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Malur Harish

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  • Malur Harish
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"A truly divine experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Had a wonderful darshan and for a long time, thanks to the 150 seva ticket. A very truly divine experience. There was not much crowd. Only problem is one has to learn the local lingo to talk to people there if are any information, though they would be knowing any other tongue.
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Sai Kumar

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  • Sai Kumar
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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  579 readers

"Badrachalam tour!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2016
It is a nice trip with my complete family. It's one of the sweet memory in my life. Boating is a nice experience. Spending nice time in the water and walking in the beach. Lots of memorable photos and videos with family members. Mind blowing sceneries, forest, trees and cool weather. Excellent taste of bamboo chicken, fish and prawns.
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Sirish kumar pvs

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  • Sirish kumar pvs
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"Peaceful & serene pilgrimage"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2015
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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Raja Sekhar

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  • Raja Sekhar
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3859 readers

"Bhadrachalam-nice destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2015
The holiday was an excellent in which we enjoyed a lot. It gave me good experience of journey. It gave us a good relaxed journey a. Nd it was a pleasant trip which I feel very happy in my life. It gave me a relaxed journey to Bhadrachalam.
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Bhaskaruni Sai prabhu

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  • Bhaskaruni Sai prabhu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  9535 readers

"Known place for a pilgrimage"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 29, 2015
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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Vardhan Babu

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  • Vardhan Babu
  • Lives in Vizianagaram
  • 7 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  10169 readers

"Pleasant and must watch destination in our life"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2015
I visited the place in the pushkaralu time and it was more crowded and I enjoyed the pushkara snanam and after that I had to wait to see the lord rama and seetamma talli for 10 hours but I enjoyed each and every minute on the way. So everyone must go to Bhadrachalam once in their life time.
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Ravi kumar

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  • Ravi kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
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"Bhadrachalam a nice visit with family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2015
Wanted to visit Bhadrachalam as pilgrimage for long and finally made it in last month. It was a good experience it was April not very hot and there was water in River Godavari. Took a holy dip with family, it was a nice experience with family for having cool time in temple as well as town. Darshan is easy and food is good, people are courteous. Have not visited other places because of time constraint.
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Harsha

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  • Harsha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
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"A great place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 30, 2015
Darshan of sita rama, godavari, parnasala, papikondalu will make you feel better, perfect place to spend your holiday with your family.. You can spend 2 days max in Bhadrachalam. Bhadrachalam is a place near to khammam, kothagudem where humidity will be too high so beware of sun.
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