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Kakinada

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Kakinada

Adurru:  

Adurru is a small village attracting a large number of tourists for its ancient excavations. The prime attraction of Adurru is the ancient Buddhist site of Mahastupa, which is 17 ft in diameter and has been constructed like a wheel on a raised platform. The residents of the village called the Adurru mound as 'Dubaraju Gudi' attracting a large number of historians.

 

Coringa Sanctuary:

Coringa Sanctuary is located close to Kakinada city center is one of the most highly visited tourist attractions, Famous for its rare varieties of flora and fauna, the Coringa Sanctuary is home to a number of migratory birds including scarlet minivet, flamingos and crested serpent eagle. Spread over an area of 235 square Kms, the Coringa sanctuary houses an 18 Km long sand pit considered to be the largest in India.

 

Draksharamam:

Draksharamam also known as Dakshina Kasi is a famous temple located in Kakinada. Considered as the most sacred place after Banaras, the temple of Draksharamam dedicated to Lord Shiva attracts a large number of pilgrims and historians alike. Built in the Chola and Chalukya style of architecture, the entrance gates of the temple represent the four cardinal directions. The temple is visited by many travelers during the occasion of Shivaratri.

 

Bhimesvara Temple:  

Bhimesvara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most popular temples in Kakinanda. The architecture of the Bhimesvara Temple resembles the Bhimesvara Temple in Draksharamam. Earlier known as Chalukya Bhimavaram, the temple has a monolithic pillar is situated on the western side of the temple and is known as ‘kappa stambham’. The temple attracts a large number of pilgrims.

 

Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple:

Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the most important religious attractions in Kakinada.  Believed to have been visited by ancient sages including Vyasa and Agastya, the Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees throughout the year.

 

Pithapuram:

The ancient town of Pithapuram considered to be the oldest pilgrimage center of India attracts a large number of religious travellers.  Located at a distance of 20.7 km from Kakinada, Pithapuram is one of the five Madava Keshatras, one of the Asta Data Sakthi Petas and one of the twelve pilgrim centers. Pithapuram attracts a large number of pilgrims to its ancient temple of Padagya Kshethram and the Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy Temple.