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THE MOST & IMPORTANT PLACE TO VISIT IS THE FAMOUS SUNGOD TEMPLE IN THE WORLD "OM SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMY DEVASTHANAM" - ARASAVALLI.
SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMY VARI DEVASTHANAM - ARASAVALLI.

This famous Sun God Temple in the world is situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 KM east of Srikakulam Town in Andhra Pradesh head courters of the coastal district in Andhra Pradesh, India. To know about history of temple visit www.arasavallisungod.org

Easy Transporation is Available to reach the Location (Frequent local Buses, Taxis, Buses from Visakhapatnam)

 
SRIMUKHALINGAM

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.

 
 
 
SRIKURMAM
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
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
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.
 
SALIHUNDAM
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.
 
RAVIVALASA
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.
 
SANGAM
It is 56kms from Srikakulam. Nagavali, Swarnam Mukhi and Vegavati confluence takes place here. So it is called Sangam. One of the five lingas Sangameswara is here. On Maha Sivaratri thousands of devotees through here.
 
PONDUR
It is 21kms from Srikakulam. It is famous for fine Khadi. With eye extracting designs they are women on hand spun spindles.
 
DANTHAVARIPURI

Danthavarapuri is a village and is situated on the way from Amadalavalasa to Hiramandalam, 10km from Amadalavalasa, 22 km away from Srikakulam Town . Anicent Buddha stupa ara present in this place. It is believed a place of Buddha religion and shiddhardas living place.

 
MANDASA
It is 26kms from Sompet and at foot points of Mahendragiri. Mahendra giri is the highest mountain range in South India. Mahasivaratri is celebrated with fanfare here. Here is the temple of Varaha Swamy.
 
BARUVA
It is 109Km from Srikakulam. Baruva, a fishing and coastal port, is set amidst lush coconut groves and paddy fields. The famous temples are of Sri Kotilingeswara Swamy and Janardanaswamy.
 
KAVITI
It is 13kms from Ichapuram and Sompeta. The coastal belt around Kaviti has extensive plantations of coconut, cashew and jack. The area is delightfully scenic. Here are the deities of Chintamani Ammavaru and Sri Sita Rama Swamy.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
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