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Bhadrachalam

Bhadrachalam

·  Summer: 23°C-37°C
·  Winter: 17°C-23°C
·  Monsoon: July-October

Best time to visit:  October-March

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An amazing testimony for many important events of Ramayana, the holy temple town of Bhadrachalam is located near to River Godavari and blessed with abundant natural beauty. The place is a popular pilgrimage town for housing Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy Temple where Lord Rama is worshipped along with his consort Devi Sita and sibling Lakshmana. It is believed that Lord Rama spent some important days of his 14-year exile in the town.

The temple, located on a small hillock, is exquisitely decorated and has beautiful idols of the deities. Other attractions in and around the temple include Narasimha Swamy Temple and Lord Shiva Temple. The meditation hall called Ramadasu Dhyanamandiram is popular for offering breathtaking views of unbound nature around.

One can also visit Parnashala (where Rama built a hut) and other holy places located nearby. Boat cruises and camping alongside river banks are some wonderful activities to enjoy here.
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Road: The closest place to Bhadrachalam is Khammam (about 41 km. away) from where one can board state run buses to reach the holy town. Good bus services are also available from the popular cities like Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Taxis and cabs are also good options and easily available. When in Bhadrachalam, you can rely on auto-rickshaws to explore various places.

Railway: Bhadrachalam Road Railway Station (also known as Kothagudem Railway Station) is the nearest railhead about 40 km. away from the town. Prominent trains play between the station and cities like Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Hyderabad. Taxis from the station can help one reach the temple town.

Airway: The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (a domestic airport about 185 km. from the town). Flights operate from the aerodrome to Hyderabad. From the airport, taxis are available to access the town.

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