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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bhadrachalam

Introduction:

Located 312 kms from Hyderabad.
Bhadrachalam Temple is the main attraction.
Situated on the banks of the river Godavari.
Gopanna (1630 A. D.) known as Bhadrachala Ramadasu, composed innumerable number of songs in Telugu in praise of Rama.


Travel:

Railway:
If you want to go to Bhadrachalam from Hyderabad by train, you have Machilipatnam/Manuguru express(Train No:17050/12752) at Secunderabad Station every day at 10:45 PM.
You should buy a ticket upto Kothagudem (Bhadrachalam Road). The train reaches Kothagudem at 04:45AM. From there you can take a bus to Bhadrachalam.
There are lots of buses from just outside Kothagudem station. Bus fare is around Rs 20. You can reach Bhadrachalam Town in 50 minutes.
While returning you can take Train No:0340(Link Secunderabad Express) from Kothagudem. It departs from there at 10:15 PM.

Road:
There are a number of APSRTC busses which ply to the place. The tourism department buses also ply to Bhadrachalam. It will take you non-stop with a break at the Guest House on the Highway near Narketpally. It will be a 7 hours journey from Hyderabad to Bhadrachalam. Suppose if you start from Hyderabad at 10 PM, you will reach by 5 AM the next day.

By road from Hyderabad follow this route: Hyderabad – Suryapet – Khammam – Kothagudem– Palvancha(This Is Beautiful Town In Khammam District, Kothagudem Thermal Power Station-KTPS Located in Palvancha Town.) - Bhadrachalam.



Accommodation:

For the Accommodation you have lot of Devastanam Cottages and Private Cottages. Devastanam cottages are available from Rs 80/- to Rs1200/-. Its some thing difficult to get accommodation on weekends. You can also utilize locker facilities.
SitaNilayam is one of the better cottage. In this you will get rooms from Rs 200/- to 600/- and it is also near to temple and Godavari.



Sight-Seeing:

Visiting places in and around Bhadrachalam are:
Papikondalu Hills (60 km) - a steam boat ride on River Godavari enjoying views of the River and setting sun. Available as a package of one day including 5 to 7 hours of boat ride.
Parnasala (35 km) -- The spot where Sri Rama spent his time in exile, foot-prints of Sita, Abduction of Sita, happened here.
Jattayu Paaka (Yetapaka) (2 Km) -- Jatayuvu
Dummugudem -- Rama killed 14000 demons headed by the brothers Khara and Dushana.
Gundala (5 km) -- springs of hot water.
Sree Rama Giri (55 km) -- The deity of Yoga Rama Temple.
Gannavaram (25 km) -- Botlamma.

2 comments:

Praneeth Desur said...

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