Biccavolu Golingeswara Swamy Temple

Asking for directions in Biccavolu can be confusing because the locals want you to visit all the inconsequential temples. However, there are a couple of noteworthy temples here that are worth visiting. Ask for Shivudi gudulu (Lord Shiva's temple), which is a temple complex built in the Dravidian style by the Eastern Chalukyas between the 9th and 10th centuries CE. 

Overview

The complex houses three shrines, all of which are dedicated to various manifestations of Lord Shiva. The linga in the main shrine represents Sri Gopaleswara Swamy and the adjacent room houses an idol of Kumara Swamy. There is a platform in the temple complex where several turtles brought from the nearby pond are being taken care of. There are also Chalukyan-style Shivalingas and Nandi in the courtyard of the temple. Opposite the complex is another temple dedicated to Laxmi Ganapathi. It houses a stone sculpture of Lord Ganesha, a fine example of Chalukyan craftsmanship.

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How to Reach

Rajahmundry is the nearest airport.

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

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

Best time to visit

  1. jan

  2. feb

  3. mar

  4. apr

  5. may

  6. jun

  7. jul

  8. aug

  9. sep

  10. oct

  11. nov

  12. dec

One can visit the place throughout the year.

Highlights

Coringa wildlife sanctuary: The Fishing cat, jackal, estuarine crocodile (found in the creeks) and sea turtle can also be found here.

Draksharamam: Constructed by king Bhima of the Eastern Chalukyan Dynasty between 802 CE and 902 CE, the temple is one of the pancharama kshetras.

Annavaram: Annavaram is quite a picturesque destination with the Pampa River flowing languidly next to the hills.

Rajahmundry: Grammar and script of the Telugu language evolved in Rajahmundry, and so the city is colloquially referred to as the birthplace of Telugu.

Papikondalu Boat Cruise: When you're visiting Andhra Pradesh, taking a day-long boat cruise on the Godavari River should definitely be on your itinerary.

Rayali: A picturesque village filled within coconut trees and banana plantations, situated in the middle of the Vashista and Gautami tributaries of the Godavari River.

Uppada Beach: Kakinada Beach is also known as Uppada Beach. The beach has an inclined continental shelf and is one of the longest on the Coromandel coast.

Pithapuram Temple: The famous 10th-century temple complex at Pithapuram is considered a tripuranthakam (abode of three gods), for it houses the shrines of Puruhoothika Devi, Kukkuteswara Swamy and Sripada Vallabha Dattatreya Swamy. 

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