Bichchali Religious Place in Mantralayam - Video Reviews, Photos, History | HolidayIQ



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Bichchali Overview

Ranked 2 of 12 sightseeing in Mantralayam

Bichchali, also known as Bikshalaya, is a pilgrim destination near Mantralayam. Situated on the banks of River Tungabhadra, it is about 20 km away from Mantralayam.This place is famous as the meditating site of Sri Appannachar, who was the prime disciple of Sri Raghavendra Teertha. The house of Sri Appannachar in Bichhali, in which Sri Raghavendra Teertha lived with him for 13 years, is a popular pilgrim spot for the devotees of Sri Raghavendra Swamy.


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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Mallesh S3.6/5

2 reviews

Holy place

The Place is good, specially the premises of temple. Once we enter the temple the environment is so good and we can feel the calmness in ourself. Even though it was crowded, we could have good darshan of god within one hour.

Srinivasan Hari5.0/5

6 reviews

A soulful place to enjoy nature

This place is just on the bank of river Tungabhadra. Water flows always here unlike Mantralaya. The Brindavan (samadhi) of Sri Appanna is there on this peaceful place. The vibration here is very good and we were able to meet the present heirs of HIM. The house of Appanna was destroyed during last floods and now it is being rebuilt. There is local ferry available to enjoy in the river. The river is rocky and depth is undeterminable, hence is safety is practised.

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5 reviews

Good place but needs to develop

My experience in this place is very well. But the developments has to be done regarding surroundings in terms of Parking, Theme Park, etc. Overall neatness is good. It also provides information of nearby places attached to it. It gives us a good experience to spend time with family. Service is good.


5 reviews

Religious place to be visited

Started from Mantralayam Road, it is good and it is better to carry food and water. Food served in the temple if you inform them well in advance as this is a religious place only Brahmin food, this is religious. Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana is by the side of Tungabhadra River one can enjoy the scenic beauty also.

Divya Murthy4.3/5

4 reviews

A small temple right beside the river

This is the place where Guru Raghavendra Swamy meditated for 13 years. Right next to the river Tunga. Had a very calming experience going here. Can be combined with the Panchamukhi temple visit


5 reviews

Combo of religion and sea

Take a four wheeler and go around the place. You can stay at Mantralayam or you can spend a full day at the Bichchali and return back same day.

Prakash G4.3/5

3 reviews

Roads are horrible!

Very good to see. Visit Bichchali when visiting Mantralaya. The roads are horrible. Better to take a local auto, cost will also be less.

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