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Vizianagaram

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi5.0/5

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The best time to visit is between September to February

I had been to Vizianagaram by train in September 2015. Vizianagaram has a majestic fort to boast about. The ancient town of Bobbili speaks of courage, bravery and heroism. Kumili is located 20 kilometers of Vizianagaram. The Ghanta Sthambam or clock tower defines time as the clock ticks time immemorial. The Vishakapatnam Airport is the nearest airbase to the ancient city of Vizianagaram. Vizianagaram is connected through a good rail network and is easily reachable to all major cities and towns of India. National Highways 5 and 43 criss-cross Vizianagaram city. The best time to visit Vizianagaram is between September to February .

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Darling Mahesh

Darling Mahesh4.6/5

2 reviews

A peaceful place

Should visit the holy places I had enjoyed a lot. I request every one once to visit this place and see the forts. I like it Proud to visit it and the mind is so joy and peaceful . I never forget it . The place was superb and nice 2 watch the shoppingmalls and movies

Vizianagaram Overview

Vizianagaram is a northern coastal district in Andhra Pradesh. It is situated at an average elevation of 58.22 metres above sea level and covers a total area of 6,539 sq km.

The destination is surrounded by Srikakulam District in the east, Visakhapatnam District in the south-west, Bay of Bengal in the south-east and Orissa in the north-west. Champavathi, Gosthani, Kandivalasa, Nagavali, Suvarnamukhi and Vegavathi are some of the main rivers that flow through the district.

Vizianagaram is named after the princely state of Vizianagar. In Telugu, Vizia means ‘victory’ and Nagaram means ‘city’. Formed on 1 June 1979, Vizianagaram is carved from some parts of the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam and Vishakapatnam.

The history of this destination is associated with the rich past of Kalinga. During the modern era, the upper segment of Kalinga was gradually assimilated into Orissa and the lower segment into the Andhra region. An important part of Vizianagaram's history is embellished with the battle between the kings of Vizianagaram and the kings of Bobbili on 24th January, 1757. Another important historical event of Vizianagaram is the war between the French and the English.

The prominent festival of Vizianagaram is Sirimanu Utsav, which is celebrated on the first Tuesday after Vijayadasami every year. The tradition of carrying an idol of white elephant in front of Sirimanu chariot is influenced by the historical events when the kings sat on elephants and took part in the procession. Anjali Chariot and Paladhara are the two main activities of this procession. Anajali Chariot is a tradition in which five married women sit on the chariot to perform various kinds of rituals.

Besides, Vizianagaram has various tourist attractions including the 1,000 years old Sri Rama Temple, which is located on Bavikonda Hill. The Koneru Lake here was constructed during 1650-1696 by the Pusapati kings. Along with this, the rock carved temples and Buddhist stupas are the prime attraction of Vizianagaram.

Tourists travelling to Vizianagaram can reach Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, which is located at a distance of 520 km from the city centre. Travellers can board trains to Vizianagaram Railway Station. Andhra Pradesh Road State Transport Corporation renders bus services from nearby cities and towns to reach Vizianagaram.

The best time to visit Vizianagaram is during the months of October and March. The weather during this season is pleasant and ideal for exploring the various sightseeing attractions.

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Ram Temple, Vizianagaram

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