Chebrole

It is said that there were around 1,000 temples in Chebrole long ago. Once you reach Chebrole, the possibility of the same doesn't seem unlikely as you will be able to see a temple in every direction you look.The first of the prominent temples is the Nageswara Alayam,dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Overview

Other temples surrounding the Nageswara Alayam are dedicated to Lord Hanuman, puttaparthi sai Baba and Ranganatha Swamy.However, the most famous temple in Chebrole is Brahmeswara Alayam, which is dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is amongst the few temples in the country consecrated to this deity. The settings of the shrine are marvellous-it is located in the middle of a pond. The temple walls, adorned with carvings of  purna kumbhas, have traces of Kakatiyan influences

History

The temple was built in the Kakatiyan style of architecture - rare in this region of the state. It has a tall gopuram, a Kakatiya Nandi and a linga. The Kakatiyan motifs of star and gajakesari (elephant-lion) line the temple walls and vimana. Outside the main temple complex are the Nandi mandapa and what seems to be a natya mandapa,common elements in Kakatiyan architecture.

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How to Reach

The nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is 153 KM away.

Chebrolu is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

You can easily get regular buses to Chebrolu from other major cities of the country.

Best time to visit

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  12. dec

Best time to visit is between the months January to December.

Highlights

Pedakakani: This village is famous for the Kakani Malleswara Swamy Temple, which was constructed during the rule of the Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya. 

Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary: Migratory birds from various countries such as Serbia and Australia flock to the Uppalapadu

Mahachaitya: Amaravati Mahachaitya is one of the most prominent sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in south India

Undavalli Caves: The caves have been cut from the northern slope of a hill and have three levels.

Mangalagiri: Located in the Guntur district, Mangalagiri is a town synonymous with the gorgeous sari of the same name that is made here.

Amareswara Swamy Temple: The temple in Amaravati, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the pancharama kshetras in Andhrapradesh.

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