Bhadrachalam Tourism
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Bhadrachalam Tourism

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Venkat Maganti
  • Venkat Maganti
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Wonderful Bhadrachalam!"

  • Posted 9 months ago
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....... More
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Vamsee krishna Dama
  • Vamsee krishna Dama
  • 2 Reviews

"Bhadrachalam tour"

  • Posted 9 months ago
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:....... More
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  • 4 votes

Ramarajusvsv Palla
  • Ramarajusvsv Palla
  • Lives in Vishakapatnam
  • 2 Reviews

"Pleasant weekend at Load RAMA"

  • Posted 10 months ago
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,....... More
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Nareshkumar Ramisetty
  • Nareshkumar Ramisetty
  • Lives in Vijaywada
  • 1 Review

"summer vacation tour in badrachalam"

  • Posted 11 months ago
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....... More
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Ram kumar Lakkoju
  • Ram kumar Lakkoju
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"The core thing is sri..."

  • Posted 11 months ago
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....... More
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Bhadrachalam Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
Bhadrachalam is a town belonging to the Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.  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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