May 24, 2022

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram

Top Tourist Attractions in Vizianagaram

Sri Potti Sriramulu Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram is a city and the headquarters of Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is central Eastern Ghats, about 24 km west of the Bay of Bengal and 40 km north-northeast of Visakhapatnam

Best Places to Visit in Vizianagaram

Tourist Spots

  1. Vizianagaram Fort
  2. Ganta Stanbham (Clock Tower)
  3. Motimahal
  4. Oudh khana
  5. Alkananda Palace
  6. Korukonda palace
  7. Bobbili Fort
  8. Bobbili Rajmahal
  9. MahaRajas Institutions
  10. Thatipudi Tourism
  1. Vizianagaram Fort

On the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashmi in 1713 A.D., Vijayarama Raju-I laid the foundation of Vizianagaram fort. Prior to the building of Nagaar Khana, the Victory Arch served as the primary entrance to the Vizianagaram fort. On one side, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and on the other, to Goddess Lakshmi. The Goddess is also known as ‘Kota Shakti,’ or the fort’s guardian. Before going on any military expedition, the Raja of Vizianagaram would seek the Goddess’ blessings. The East Gate is the primary entrance of the fort. This gate is guarded by Nagaar Khana. The ‘Nagaara’ is a kind of Indian percussion instrument. The literal translation of ‘Nagaar Khana’ is ‘Drum Room.’ It was employed to catch people’s attention in order to announce royal edicts.

The drummer also used the Nagaara to notify and warn convicts about the presence of royal visitors. The Vizianagaram fort’s West Gate is the fort’s back entrance. This gateway is constructed in Rajasthani architecture and features a viewing pavilion on top. It links the fort to Pedda Cheruvu and the royal graves. According to Hindu customs and traditions, the corpse should only be transported for cremation through the back entrance of the house. This function was performed by the West Gate, which was adjacent to the royal graves. The fort was encircled by a moat. The current administration has transformed the area between the west wall and the moat into a magnificent park with well-planned gardens and lush green lawns.

2. Ganta Stanbham (Clock Tower)

During the British Raj, the Kings of Vizianagaram visited London on a regular basis. They were inspired to build a replica of Big Ben in town after seeing one in London. The Ghanta Stambham (Clock Tower) was originally sandstone with a white top, but has since been painted cream and crimson. This 68-foot-high octagonal structure was erected in 1885 for barely Rs.5,400 and is positioned extremely near to the fort, right in the middle of the city.

3. Motimahal

Vijayarama Raju-III built the Moti Mahal as the Maharaja’s court in 1869. The monument evokes recollections of a glorious age in which a regal monarch presided over court and administered the realm with the combined knowledge and benevolence of his courtiers. The front entryway is adorned with two magnificent marble sculptures that testify of the inhabitants’ impeccable taste as well as their wealth. The Moti Mahal is the primary and most visible structure of the Vizianagaram fort. Dr. P.V.G Raju gave it to the MANSAS Trust. Today, it serves the noble objective of fostering education by hosting a women’s college on the first level. The connection to its past is maintained by a museum on the ground floor of the Moti Mahal.

4. Oudh khana

It provides a look into the interesting way in which Vizianagaram’s kings lived. It is an octagonal stone edifice located near the Phool Bagh Palace. It was designed specifically for the Maharajah to bathe in. It is a 50-foot-tall stone edifice with spiral steps leading to a water tank on top that was filled with water from a nearby well.

5. Alkananda Palace

The Alaknanda Palace was erected for royal visitors in 1857. This luxurious mansion supplied its inmates with all of life’s amenities in the midst of natural and man-made beauty. The surrounding neighbourhood is well-planned, with paths and gardens. A runway erected in the gardens allowed royal guests to land directly in front of the palace. The Alaknanda Palace currently serves as the headquarters of the 5th Battalion of the Andhra Pradesh Armed Reserve Police.

6. Korukonda palace

Korukonda Palace, a bit further distant from Alakananda Palace, rises majestically amidst open playgrounds and well-kept gardens. The Indian Navy, which runs a school for children aspiring to join the armed forces, has developed the Palace and the surrounding 1,000 acres of land into a premier educational institution.

7. Bobbili Fort

Pedda Rayudu, the founder of the House of Bobbili, was the 15th descendent of the Rajas of Venkatagiri. He arrived as part of Golconda Fauzdar Sher (Tiger) Mohammad Khan’s force. He established the town, erected a fort, and called it Pedda Puli (Great Tiger) after his patron. The name became perverted through time, becoming Pebbuli, Bebbuli, and eventually Bobbili. During the struggle against Vizianagaram, which culminated in the horrific slaughter, the town was nearly wiped out. Though no traces of the old Bobbili fort remain, the royal family is housed in a number of palaces.

The Durbar Mahal was erected in 1893 as a meeting hall for the Raja’s court and the reception of royal ambassadors. On either side of the steps leading to the ‘Durbar,’ two stone elephants keep watch. The first storey now contains a museum with numerous antiques related to the Bobbili of yesteryear, while the bottom floor is utilised as an office.

8. Bobbili Rajmahal

The Bobbili Rajas constructed a variety of palaces in order to lavish luxury on their visitors. One such palace is the Raj Mahal, commonly known as the Chikkavaram Guest House. It is located on the outskirts of modern-day town in secluded splendour. To get to the royal grounds, visitors must first walk down a lengthy road. Maharaja Venkata Swetha Chalapati Ranga Rao constructed it in 1888.

10. Thatipudi Tourism

The Thatipudi dam was built in the year 1963-68.The Thatipudi dam is in the Gandyada mandal of Vijayanagaram District.The Thatipudi reservoir is built across the Gosthani rever ,with a capacity of 3.175 TMC water.Gosthni Sarovar Vihar can arrange you a pleasure boat trip.A boat can cost you 600 INR for an hour trip.If you can wait for a dozen people to gather , then rupees 50 per head would do.The ride is pleasure treasure.You can contact vihar contractor on 09959454696 or 09949697764 if you need any special boat. The boat trip takes you way up to Giri Vinayaka statue ( mountain Ganapathi)- check your calories and carry drinking water.Giri Vinayaka statue on the hill top (the statue may look a bit artificial) but the view around from the mount is stunning.A few(10) cottages are availabe. A/c rooms would cost you INR 1000 (only two a/c rooms are vailable) non A/c INR 600 . Rooms are average and sparingly furnished.Carry mosquito repellent .Better to carry bed sheets, if you are perticular about fresh sheets. Lonly fishermen busy in earnaing a days bread. The end and the begining-the silence and lonliness can some times frighten you or some times help you ponder over the Work of the ‘Great Artisan’

11. Bobbili Fort

Pedda Rayudu, the founder of the House of Bobbili, was the 15th descendent of the Rajas of Venkatagiri. He arrived as part of Golconda Fauzdar Sher (Tiger) Mohammad Khan’s force. He established the town, erected a fort, and called it Pedda Puli (Great Tiger) after his patron. The name became perverted through time, becoming Pebbuli, Bebbuli, and eventually Bobbili. During the struggle against Vizianagaram, which culminated in the horrific slaughter, the town was nearly wiped out. Though no traces of the old Bobbili fort remain, the royal family is housed in a number of palaces. The Durbar Mahal was erected in 1893 as a meeting hall for the Raja’s court and the reception of royal ambassadors.

On either side of the steps leading to the ‘Durbar,’ two stone elephants keep watch. The first storey now contains a museum with numerous antiques related to the Bobbili of yesteryear, while the bottom floor is utilised as an office. It is 60 kilometres from Vizianagaram.

12. Thatipudi Reservoir -The jewel of Vizianagaram, Gantyada Mandal

The Thatipudi dam was built between 1963 and 1968. The Thatipudi dam is located in the Vijayanagaram District’s Gantyada mandal. The Thatipudi reservoir has a capacity of 3.175 TMC water and is built over the Gosthani rever. A recreational boat ride may be arranged through Gosthani Sarovar Vihar. An hour on a boat might cost you 600 INR.

If you can wait for a dozen people to gather , then rupees 50 per head would do.The ride is pleasure treasure.You can contact vihar contractor on 09959454696 or 09949697764 if you need any special boat. The boat trip takes you way up to Giri Vinayaka statue ( mountain Ganapathi)- check your calories and carry drinking water.Giri Vinayaka statue on the hill top (the statue may look a bit artificial) but the view around from the mount is stunning.A few(10) cottages are availabe. A/c rooms would cost you INR 1000 (only two a/c rooms are vailable) non A/c INR 600 . Rooms are average and sparingly furnished.Carry mosquito repellent .Better to carry bed sheets, if you are perticular about fresh sheets. Lonly fishermen busy in earnaing a days bread. The end and the beginning-the silence and loneliness can some times frighten you or some times help you ponder over the Work of the ‘Great Artisan’

It is at a distance of 20 Kilometres from Vizianagaram Bus Complex

Temples in Vizianagaram

  1. Ramanarayanam
  2. Veda Paatashaala
  3. RamnarayanamSubrahmanyaswamy Temple
  4. Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
  5. Pydithalli Temple
  6. Dwadasi Jyothirlinga Temple
  7. Gnyana Saraswati Temple
  8. Kanyaka Parameswari Temple
  9. Jagannath Temple
  10. Gumchi Temple
  11. Tripurantaka Swamy Temple
  12. Ramtheertam Temple
  13. Kumili Temple
  14. Govindapuram Temple
  15. Punygiri Siva Temple
  16. Saripalli Ibbilingeswara Swamy Temple
  17. Bobbili Venu Gopalaswamy Temple
  1. Ramanarayanam

Tucked away in a remote corner of the “CITY OF MUSIC,” Vizianagaram, 50 kilometres from Vizag Airport and 15 kilometres from the upcoming Greenfield Airport, Andhra Pradesh’s RAMANARAYANAM provides an awesome yet spiritual theme park with an aesthetic GATE WAY to those seeking solace in spiritual experience. The PRANGANAM’s highly unusual design and elevation are certain to leave the tourist/pilgrim spellbound with an experience that is rich, cherishing, and exhilarating. When noble ideas turn into tremendous intentions, and such aspirations turn into a driving passion, marvels like the RAMANARAYANAM are born. This theme park, located on Korukonda Road in Vizianagaram, 50 kilometres from Vizag Airport and 15 kilometres from the planned Greenfield Airport in Andhra Pradesh, has established a benchmark in many respects, attracting people not just from its immediate neighbourhood but from all over the world.

The Ramanarayanam is as unique as it is exceptional, raising the standard for what one may expect from a theme park, a great epic, and a spiritual destination.

A unique Spiritual Theme Park

This MAGNUM OPUS called RAMANARAYANAM could finally take shape and achieve its destined position in the annals of the history of the CITY OF LEARNING/MUSIC and the historical city of VIZIANAGARAM after taking over a decade from concept to design to execution and to reality and with the sweat and toils of hundreds of artists and artisans from across the country who were chanting away JAISRIRAM. This spiritual theme park, which does not come cheap, is outstanding / distinctive in more ways than one. The PRANGANAM’s design is based on our historical architecture, which upholds Hindu Mythology. This theme park is also home to the most diverse spread of flora and fauna that provide peace to tourists/pilgrims/visitors since green colour provides tremendous relaxation to tired eyes.

The holiest epic –“AADI KAVYA”

Ramayan is considered to be the holiest epic for Hindus is undoubtedly the most popular and timeless epic read and loved by all. Lord Srirama who had all along stood for human values, Principles and Ethics and never swayed in dharma is the epitome for all Hindus across the world.Swami Vivekananda said “No language can be purer, none chastier, none more beautiful, and at the same time simpler than the language in which the great poet VALMIKI has depicted the life of RAMA”. Based on the great epic of Valimiki Ramayana, this theme park is the first-of-its-kind in the country having been built entirely without taking /seeking donations.It is uniquely built in the shape of a bow and arrow as a two-storey complex. With many trees dotting the landscape, one section showcases the sacred trees of Nakshatra vanam, Narayana vanam, Raasi vanam, Navagraha vanam, Vinayaka vanam, Saptarishi vanam, Panchavati vanam, Pancha bhoota vanam. These rare trees have been a part of Indian scriptures and some of them were especially brought in from across the country as well.While the park stays open from 10 AM onwards, it is best visited in the evenings. That is when the entire area is lit up in the colours of the rainbow giving us the feeling as if the Heavens have transcended to the Earth below. Beautiful mega fountains along the length of the bow transforms spectacle of indescribable proportions. The cool evening breeze rejuvenates you with a fresh burst of oxygen. Also while you’re here, do stop by at the huge Mandapam called Sri seetharamula adhyatmika kala thoranam(A/C) where performs Sri seetharamula kalyanam every month on the eve of punarvasu nakshatra (Birth star of Lord Rama), other special poojas and programs relevant to Indian performing arts take place on a regular basis. You could perhaps attend recitals such as the Bharata Natyam or Kuchipudi dance forms and also several religious/spiritual discourses.Created in a huge to give a memorable experience to people across age groups, battery operated cars and Lifts are provided at the entrance for the old and disabled. Children have the spacious outdoors to engage themselves in, while the Perla’s boutique restaurant with its completely vegetarian fare ensures that no one goes hungry. Inspired by Chennai’s famous Saravana Bhavan.

A great epic

The entrance to the two-storied bow and arrow structure is from one end of the arrow, and visitors are soon inside a Centrally air conditioned complex depicting a series of sculptures from Ramayana. Vibrant in colour, rich in emotions and full of life, the seventy two laminated mouldings were created by thousands of artisans from different parts of the country. They depict 72 episodes from the Valimiki Ramayan with scenes right from the beginning of the epic, BALA KAANDA TO YUDDHA KAANDA, below each of the 72 exquisitely chiseled laminated/fiber panels, a bilingual (English and Telugu) explanation/ narration to the event/ episode above is engraved on brass plates with audio support also being arranged for the benefit of pilgrims/tourists will soon be provided, so that each and every visitor can have his own personalized experience at the RAMANARAYANAM. One exists from the gallery at the tip of the arrow, where a colossal 60 feet statue of Sri ABHAYANJANEYA stands tall in all its grandeur and splendor.

A spiritual destination

While a traditional Vishnu temple is part of the complex, the RAMANARAYANAM is more spiritual than it is religious. In fact, right from the time when work on the park began, artists/artisans from across religions and Cities have been integral parts of the project. Cities have been integral parts of the project. The PRANAGANAM is home to a huge library with over one lakh spiritual books, where visitors can browse through the many texts and also attend the cultural events that regularly take place here. A meditation centre for channeling inner peace, three temples of Lord Ganesh, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rama with his consort Goddess Sita and 18 feet statues of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati surrounded by exquisite colourful water fountains are some of the stops you should make in the PRANGANAM. Also look out for the seven special fountains that are shaped like the 7 asthras or weapons of Lord Rama which are dotted across the ARROW.

2. Veda Paatashaala

A residential Veda Paatashaala adopted and run exclusively by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) imparts lessons on the four Vedas along with regular curriculum. Approximately 70 children have already enrolled for this full-time 8 year and 14-year course on the Vedas and Upanishads.RAMANARAYANAM SRIMADRAMAYANA PRANGANAM is definitely a unique way of depicting the Ramayana, and the seed of the idea was planted two generations ago when Late Sri Narayanam Narasimha Murthy, Founder and Chairman of NCS Group conceptualized the temple to be as such. Envisioned to be more than a traditional temple for people to offer prayers, the idea was to promote it as a spiritual centre where people could see the scenes from Ramayana and take away the essence of human values from the Holy epic. Choosing just a few scenes from the large epic was a challenge and Sri Narayanam Nageswara Rao and other family members discussed /debated with scholars on the subject across the nation and then meticulously chose 72 important episodes from the epic to be converted into pictorial sculptures. Artisans from across the nation were enlisted to carve the pictorial sculptures with intense detailing carefully thought out, creatively crafted the RAMANARAYANAM leaves an ever lasting impression in the mind of beholder. Accessible by road, though the theme park has started functioning since an year ago, it sees a footfall of thousands of people each day more than 25 lakhs pilgrims visited till date. With a glorious present, the future plans of the RAMANARAYANAM are as illustrious. These include expansion of current facilities to include breath taking musical fountains and entertainment options along the lines of Sentosa in Singapore/Miracle gardens in Dubai. However, keeping in touch with ethnic roots as well, a gaushala is proposed to be set up too as a sanctuary for cows, calves and oxen. With so much activity taking place/shape in Vizag after the state division into two, and the state government’s intention to convert Vizag into a TOURIST HUB, RAMANARAYANAM is destined to occupy a niche position and iconic centre sooner than later. With thousands thronging the PRANGANAM every day, which has now become a cynosure for tourists/pilgrims, if you haven’t visited it yet, then do plan soon.

3. RamnarayanamSubrahmanyaswamy Temple

This Subrahmanyam Swamy temple may be seen in Vizianagaram’s Phoolbaugh Colony. The statue stands 40 feet tall. The temple will be open till 7 p.m. It is only around 4 kilometres from the railway station.

4. Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

5. Pydithalli Temple

Pydithallamma is the Vizianagaram Town village deity. Everyone who visits Vizianagaram pays a visit to this temple. Go to the Flairs and Festivals page for additional information about PydithallI Temple. Vanam Gudi and Chaduru Gudi are its two temples. Vanam Gudi is located opposite the Vizianagaram Railway Station, and Chaduru Gudi, which is located at 3 Lantens Junction in Vizianagaram, is where Sirimanu Utsav is held.5.

6. Dwadasi Jyothirlinga Temple

This temple is located in SVN Nagar in Viziangaram town. It is a must-see temple with Dwadasa Jyothirlinga counterparts all across India. Sphatika Linga, the main deity, is open every evening at 6 p.m. for aarti. It is a tranquil shrine located at 4 kilometres from the railway station/bus stop.

7. Gnyana Saraswati Temple

This temple is located in SVN Nagar in Viziangaram town. It is a worthwhile temple to visit because of Saraswati Ammavaru. Every day, Aksharabhyasams are performed for children at this temple. Exclusive Saraswati temple in north-eastern Andhra Pradesh.

8. Kanyaka Parameswari Temple

This temple is located in Vizianagaram Town and was established in 1890 by the Komatis (Trading community) in memory of a peasant girl from their community who committed suicide to safeguard her honour. The Maharaja of Vizianagaram provided the land for the temple’s construction.

9. Jagannath Temple

The temple lies in the town of Vizianagaram. The temple of Lord Jagannadha, located in the seaside town of Puri, Orissa, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. Every twelve years, a duplicate of Lord Jagannadha’s idol is plunged in the sea, according to tradition. The Maharaja of Vizianagaram asked permission from the priests of Puri to bring the replica to Vizianagaram with the intention of putting the idols in a temple, but his request was refused. On the night of the immersion, a group of Maharaja’s faithful servants is claimed to have dived into the water and rescued the idol. This idol was transported to Vizianagaram and placed in the Jagannadha Swamy shrine.

10. Gumchi Temple

The temple lies in the town of Vizianagaram. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama’s devoted disciple. Hanuman was the son of the Surya Deva (Sun God) and resembled a monkey in Hindu mythology. He was a devoted follower of Lord Rama and assisted him in defeating the evil king Ravana. The tower was initially erected in 1713 as a guard post to safeguard a local lake called ‘Amma Koneru’ (Mother Lake). When a statue of Lord Hanuman was discovered in a local well in the early twentieth century, it was transformed into a temple. This is the only temple in India where the deity of Hanuman has monkey paws.

11. Tripurantaka Swamy Temple

The temple lies in the town of Vizianagaram. This temple was eventually forgotten and lost amid a heavily overgrown jungle. According to legend, in 1698 AD, the Pusapati monarch had a dream in which he was informed about the temple. The idols of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana were discovered and put in the temple after a thorough search in the forests. Lord Shiva is honoured in the Tripurantaka Swamy temple. According to legend, the Pandavas worshipped here and concealed their weapons on a ‘Jami’ tree. The Jami tree at Tripurantaka Swamy temple is revered for its magical abilities. The temple is thousands of years old, according to legend. According to legend, the locals attempted to relocate the temple but were unable to dislodge the Shivalinga. According to modern geologists, the Shivalinga reaches more than 179 feet into the earth.

12. Ramtheertam Temple

The hamlet is located in Nellimarla mandal, about 10 kilometres north of Vizianagaram. Ramtirtham, one of India’s holiest locations, is a one-of-a-kind temple that represents three major faiths: Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu. The complex is divided into three hills – Bodi Konda, Gurubhakta Konda, and Durga Konda – and houses Jain and Buddhist treasures. Commemorative seals, as well as the ruins of Chaityas (Prayer Halls) and Stupas (Semi Circular Buildings) from the Buddhist era, have been discovered here. These hills are thought to have been Lord Rama’s home during his exile in the jungle. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and is thought to have been dedicated by Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava Princes from the epic Mahabharat.

13. Kumili Temple

Denkada’s Kumili village, also known as Kumbilapuram, is located there. Mandal was one of the earliest estates leased to the House of Vizianagaram and served as the Pusapati dynasty’s capital until being relocated to Vizianagaram. The temple at Kumili is unique in that it has symbolic depictions of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. Carvings of notable national figures adorn the temple’s entryway. As a result, the temple represents all major faiths as well as the country’s patriotic fervour. Murals illustrating Ramayana tales adorn the temple’s interior dome. The pillar in the courtyard has intricate carvings depicting various Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

14. Govindapuram Temple

It is located in Puspatirega Mandal, 30 kilometres from Vizianagaram. Among the district’s contemporary temples, the ‘Geeta Bhavan’ in Govindapuram merits special note. It is a wonderfully constructed monument in the shape of a chariot that draws a huge number of piligrims. It contains a spiritual prayer and meditation chamber where individuals can find spiritual peace. This settlement is closer to the Chintapalli seashore, where the French built a lighthouse.

15. Punygiri Siva Temple

It is located 3 kilometres from S.Kota, the mandal headquarters. Sri Dara-gangamma and Sivalayam is an old temple located on the hill known as “Punyagiri” in the Eastern Ghats valley at a height of 1000 feet above sea level. The area is well-known for its impressive water falls and valleys, as well as its natural beauty. Another waterfall known as “Chinaputtudara” is located on the right side of the path to the hill and is claimed to be eminate from the idol and develop as a natural spring. From the Punyagiri hill, there are paths that go to the adjacent tribal communities.

On the occasion of the Mahasivaratri festival, a large number of devotees and piligrims assemble for three days of devotion and vow fulfilment. According to legend, the Pandavas spent their “vanavas,” or exile, in this woodland. The waters of a nearby perennial spring shower the Shivalingam in the Punyagiri temple. The ashes from the funeral pyre are traditionally dispersed in this spring after the deceased are cremated, and “astikalu” pooja is conducted here to bring peace to the departed’s spirit.

16. Saripalli Ibbilingeswara Swamy Temple

This temple is located in Saripalli Village, 7 kilometres north of Vizianagaram. The majestic and old Ibbilingeswara temple, which is located on the banks of the Champavati River, reflects the architectural style common during the Kalinga period. The temple is built of stones that have been finely chiselled to fit together without the use of any bonding material. The locals think that the temple was built by the Gods because of its beauty. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to have been built about 1000 AD.

17. Bobbili Venu Gopalaswamy Temple

Bobbili’s House was a deeply religious place. The temple of the family god, Venugopala Swamy, has existed since Bobbili’s inception, but the current temple was built by Chinna Ranga Rao when he took over the reins of Bobbili after the ill-fated fight. It is the most revered temple in Bobblili, and it is close to the royal residence. In 1851, Swetha Chalapati Ranga Rao built the Gopuram (entrance). It is the only temple in the vicinity having a higher Gopuram than the main temple. The base of the Gopuram is solid stone, and the six floors above it are stone and brick construction. The Gopuram’s base is roughly 9 metres high.

On certain occasions, the deities’ idols in the temple are adorned with gold and precious stone jewellery worth millions of dollars. The Vasant Mandapam stands out in a lake’s tranquil waters. Every year, the Lord Venugopala Swamy statue is transported to the lake to mark the beginning of spring. Legend has it that the Lord spends a day alone with his bride here. Following the journey, the idol is placed for a day at Dola Yatra Mandapam on the lake’s banks before being returned to the main temple. Maharaja Krishnadas Ranga Rao erected the mandapams in 1825.

 Best Time to Visit in Vizianagaram

The city has severe rainfall during the monsoon season, which lasts through September, with post-monsoon anxiety in October. Winters, on the other hand, are somewhat chilly and have quite good weather, making them the best season to explore the area.

How to Reach Vizianagaram

The nearest International airports is Visakhapatnam Airport (60Km) from Vizianagaram Town.

Rail

Vizianagaram is a railway junction. Every train towards Howrah, Bhubaneswar, Raipur etc will have a halt at Vizianagaram.

Road

Vizianagaram bus stand located at Vizianagaram Town and is very near to Vizianagaram Railway Station. You can have non stop Bus service up to night 10 PM from visakahaptanam to vizianagaram for every 20 minutes.