tourist places in srikakulam

Tourist Places in SRIKAKULAM




Om Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Arasavalli, Srikakulam.

Famous Sun God Temple

The Ancient Hindu Temple of Sun God  - “Lord Suryanaryana Swamy Temple” located at Arasavalli in Srikakulam Town, Andhra Pradesh, India. This is one of unique and most visited Pilgrimage Temples in India. The Original name is Harshavalli which means Abode of Joy.

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Srimukhalingam lies on the banks of Vamsadhara River in Srikakulam District and is 48 KM north of Srikakulam town. It was erstwhile capital of Ganga Kings. Major point of attraction here is the Sri Mukhalingeswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Aniyanka Bhimeswara and Someswara temples built in the Orissa Style of Architecture.



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Srikurmam is a unique famous temple in the world situated at a distance of about 18 kms to the southeast of Srikakulam town. The village Srikurmam derive of its name from the temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Avathara of Srikurmam viz., the Avathara of a tortoise, and hence the deity is called Srikurmanatha. The temple is of very great sanctity, being the only important temple to Lord Vishnu in the Kurmavathara in the whole of India. Lord Sri Kurmanatha Swamy Temple located on the way of Arasavalli Sun God Temple in Srikakulam.





Kalingapatnam Beach is situated 30 kms from Srikakulam. This scenic spot was an ancient sea port and European merchants resided here during the regime of the East India Company. Places of interest include a light house and a Buddhist stupa. Accommodation is available at the guest House .




Telineelapuram and Telukunchi are well known bird sanctuaries. Telineelapuram is located 65 Kms from Srikakulam and 7 Kms from Tekkali while Telukunchi is at a distance of 115 Kms from Srikakulam in Ichchapuram mandal. Painted storks and pelicans from Siberia migrate to these sanctuaries every year to nest and breed. Naturally, the place is a favorite of avid bird watchers.



This village shot into prominence because excavations revealed the existence of an ancient Buddhist settlement. Situated 18 Kms from Srikakulam on the banks of the river Vamsadhara, a maha stupa, votive stupas, chaityas, platforms and viharas have been unearthed here with inscriptions dating back to the 2nd century A.D. The main stupa on a hilltop measures 46 feet in diameter while the maha vihara salipethaka has an entrance in the shape of Swastika. Significantly, this was the place from where the message of Buddhism spread to Sumatra and other Eastern countries.



It is about 5kms from Tekkali. Sri Endala Mallikarjuna Swamy is the deity. On Maha Sivaratri and Kartika Mondays large gathering devotees worship this deity. 
This Place is situated at the foot Mahendragiti which is at a distance of 26 kms.from Sompeta town.There is a fort which is considered to be the highest is south india and it is place of tourist interest.In this village the temple of Varahaswamy attracts the attention of the tourists .
Rajam or Razam is a census town, municipality and mandal headquarters in SRIKAKULAM district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Rajam mandal is bordered by Ganguvari Sigadam, Santhakavati and Regidi Amadalavalasa mandals of SRIKAKULAM district and Vizianagaram district. Rajam is situated at a distance of 40 Kms. from SRIKAKULAM town. The place has nostalgic association with Tandra Paparayudu, the valiant Sardar of Bobbili
Baruva in Sompeta Mandal is situated at a distance of 109 Kms from SRIKAKULAM town. The famous Sri Kotilingeswara Swamy and Janardhana Swamy temple are located at this place. Further, there is a coconut nursery and a Coir Industry located here. The river Mahendra Tanaya Merges into sea at this place. Thousands of people take seabath during festivals. Baruva was once an important seaport. Two obelisks, one of black and the other of white, of fifty feet height above the sea level, mark the seaport. Large grown up Coconut Trees and the #336600 paddy fields make the place picturesque.
Kaviti village is located at a distance of 130 Kms. from District head quarters in between two towns Viz Sompeta and Ichapuram, towards East. The area constituting Kaviti Mandal is populary known as Uddanam (Udyanavanam). The coastal belt at this place presents a pleasant appearance, covered with large extents of Coconut, Cashewnut, Jack and other fruit trees. The Uddanam area is a scenic spot for the visitors. Two famous temples Chintamani Ammavaru and Sri Sitharamaswamy temple are situated in this Village.






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