Simhachalam Tourism

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Vivanshu Singh

Vivanshu Singh4.3/5

20 reviews

God vishnu temple

Sacred darshan of Lord vishnu. Feel free to visit because of peace and religious environment. Free food available here which is prepared by temple administration. It is on the top of hills. Throughout every year only one day Lord Vishnu is opened and it is without haldi and chandan paste

Rajeev Manda

Rajeev Manda2.9/5

1 review

A holy place- Simhachalam

This place is a good one in Visakhapatnam for visitors. Lord Nursing temple is really a great one to worship. The scenery around the temple is beautiful. Everyone should visit this with family at least once. The prasadam loodu (sweet) is really special one. Visit and enjoy.

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Simhachalam Overview

Located in the district of Vishakapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Simhachalam is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Popularly known as Visakha Zilla, Vishakapatnam District is an administrative division of the state.

According to the chronicles of history, Vishakapatnam in 260 BC, was under the reign of Ashoka and was the part of Kalinga dynasty. However, later the destination went under the control of Andhra Kings of Vengi.

Following Andhra Kings, the destination was ruled by several dynasties, which include Pallava, Chola and Ganga dynasties. In the 15th century, Vishakapatnam, which is also known as ‘The Jewel of the East Coast’, became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Simhachalam has derived its name from two words, Simham meaning ‘lion’ and Aachalam meaning ‘hill’, which is a town situated in Vishakapatnam. The most prominent attraction of the destination is Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, popularly known as Simhachalam temple.

Dedicated to the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, known as Narasimha and Varaham, this temple is one of the eighteen temples in India that are dedicated to Lord Narasimha. Situated atop a hill, Simhachalam has got its name from this temple.

The major attraction is the deity of Varaha Lakshminarasimha presiding in the temple, which is always covered with sandal paste all the year round, except for one day. This day is known as Chandana Visarjana, when the sandal paste is removed and the idol is open to devotees in its original form, which is nijaroopa darshan.

Gaining recognition similar to that of Tirupati, Simhachalam houses several temples that allure devotees from all across the world. Govindraja Swamy Temple, Lakshmi Devi Temple, Simhavalli Tayaru Temple and Lakshminarayana Swamy Temple are some of the other prominent attractions of the destination.

For reaching Simhachalam, there are flights, buses and trains. Vishakapatnam Airport, located at a distance of 17.6 kilometres, is the nearest airport serving Simhachalam. State Road Transport Corporation buses are also available to Simhachalam from other cities in the state.

Those travelling by railways can board trains to Simhachalam Railway Station, located at a distance of 7.2 kilometres. However, the major railhead serving the destination is Vishakapatnam Railway Station, located at a distance of 17.6 kilometres from Simhachalam.

The best time to explore this beautiful pilgrimage centre is between October and March.

There is so much to see in Simhachalam.

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