A Tour to Coastal Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is an Indian state blessed with several attractions for the tourists with different tastes. It holds magnificent temples, beautiful beaches, and more. A tour to this spectacular state makes the tourists explore some of the ancient temples boasting pleasant serenity and spirituality. Coastal areas of this state are no exceptions.
This 09 Nights and 10 Days of itinerary take the tourists to a tour of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The tour starts from Vijaywada. Quite a lot of spectacular temples such as Penugonda Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, Ryali Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple and Draksharamam Bheemeswara Swamy Temple can be explored in this journey. Other prominent highlights of the trip are enjoying Bhadrachalam boating, visiting Dwarka Tirumala, traversing through temples of Srikakulam, enjoying Vizag local sightseeing and more. This tour is a meticulously designed itinerary to explore the coastal tourist attractions of Andhra Pradesh in a congenial and comprehensive way.
Day 01: Arrival Vijayawada
On arrival at Vijayawada Airport/ Railway station, meet our tour representative who will be there for your welcome and thereafter to transfer you to your already booked hotel in Vijaywada. Check in at the hotel and take pleasure of a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 02: Vijayawada Tour
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Vijaywada. In our day tour, we will be visiting Mangalagiri Panakala Narsimhaswamy Temple. This temple is located on the hill and is listed among one of the eight Vaishnava Kshetram that are self manifested. After exploring this beautiful temple, we will head towards Undavalli Caves that are regarded as a gigantic example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Located in Undavalli of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh state in India, these caves were made out of solid sandstone on a hillside in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D. Thereafter, we will cross through Prakasam Barrage, which is long stretch across the Krishna River connecting Guntur and Krishna districts and afterwards visit Bhavani Island. Located in the midst of the Krishna River at Vijayawada, the island lies at the upstream of Prakasam Barrage and is regarded as one of the largest river island with 133 acres of area. Later in the evening, we will pay a visit to Durga Temple which is located at Indrakeeladri. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Vijayawada.
Day 03: Vijayawada – Rajahmundry
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel in Vijayawada and drive to Rajahmundry. En-route, we will visit Penugonda Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Temple, which is the birth place of Vasavi Matha. It enshrines the triple deities- Sri Nagareswaraswamy, Mahishasuramardini and Mother Kanyakaparameswari. Afterwards, we will head towards Ryali Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple that has a shrine of Sri Jagan Mohini Keshava Swamy which is made up of single stone (Salagrama Ekashila - 5 feet height and 3ft width). The idol in the temple looks like Sri Vishnu (male) from front side and as Mohini (female) from rear side. Further, we will head towards Draksharamam Bheemeswara Swamy Temple. This temple is listed among one of the five powerful temples of Lord Siva and is known as Pancharama Kshetras. Later in the evening, we will reach at our final destination for the day i.e. Rajahmundry. On arrival, check in at the already booked hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 04: Rajahmundry – Bhadrachalam boating
We will start our day a bit early in the morning today and check out from the hotel in Rajahmundry to drive to Polavaram revu/ Pattiseema revu / Purushothapatnam Revu, which is about 35 km away. On reaching, we will board the boat from here and have breakfast in the boat itself. Afterwards, we will enjoy boat journey and head towards Bhadrachalam. On the way, we will be visiting Posammagandi, Polavaram, Devipatnam, Papi Hills (Papi Kondalu) and Perantapalli Village. Afterwards, enjoy vegetarian Lunch in the boat. Thereafter, we will travel to Koida or Pochavaram from Perantapalli by small boat. From Koida or Pochavaram, we will drive to Bhadrachalam, which is about 85 km away. On reaching, check in at the pre-booked hotel and have an overnight stay.
Day 05: Bhadrachalam – Dwaraka Tirumala – Rajahmundry (230 km)
Today, we will again start our day a bit early in the morning and visit Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple, a famous temple devoted to Lord Rama. We will also visit Parnasala, a Village located in the Dummugudem mandal in the Khammam district of Telangana in India and is about 40 km away. Thereafter, we will return back to Bhadrachalam and check out from the hotel to drive to Dwaraka Tirumala. En-route, we will visit Maddi Anjaneya Swamy Temple. Nested at Guruvaigudem in West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh state in India, the temple is one of the famous temples of Lord Hanuman. Further, we will visit Lord Venkateswara Temple. It is a landmark vaishnavite temple located in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is devoted to Lord Venkateswara, a living form of Vishnu.
Afterwards, we will proceed to Rajahmundry, our final destination for the day. On reaching, check in at the hotel and take pleasure of a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 06: Rajahmundry - Annavam - Vizag (200 km)
We will visit Satyanaraya Swamy Temple and perform Vratham. It is located on the Ratnagiri hill. Afterwards, we will head towards Vizag. On reaching, check in at the pre-booked hotel and rest for some time. Later in the evening, we will leave for the local sightseeing of Vizag. In our sightseeing tour, we will be visiting Kailasagiri which is a hilltop park in the city of Visakhapatnam that overlooks beaches and forests. Further, we will visit Submarine Museum that is set up at the Rama Krishna Beach in Visakhapatnam. It is the first submarine that tuned up into a museum in Asia and second in the World. Thereafter, we will head towards RK Beach. The Rama Krishna Mission Beach is one of the most famous beach parks in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It gets its name from the Ramakrishna Mission ashrama located across the Beach Road from the park. After spending some quality time here, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag).
Day 07: Vizag-Araku-Vizag
After breakfast in the morning, we will leave from Vizag to Araku Valley. On the way, we will be visiting Borra Caves also named as Borra Guhalu in Telugu language. The caves are one of the largest in the country located at a height of about 2,313.0 ft. It distinctly exhibits a wide range of speleothems ranging in size and irregularly shaped stalactites and stalagmites. After exploring the beautiful Borra caves, we will continue our drive to Araku Valley and explores its beautiful surroundings. Thereafter, we will drive back to Visakhapatnam or Vizag for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 08: Srikakulam Tour (about 300 km return)
In the morning after breakfast, we will head towards Srikakulam for a day tour. Here, we will be visiting the Sun Temple at Arasavelli, a temple dedicated to the Hindu solar deity Surya. Further, we will be visiting Srikurmam Temple. This temple is devoted to Sri Kurmanatha, the second avatar of Lord Vishnu, Kurma Avatar (Tortoise). We will also visit Srimukhalingeswara Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Afterwards, we will return back to hotel in Vizag for an overnight stay.
Day 09: Vizag local sightseeing
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will visit Simhachalam Narasimha Swamy Temple, a temple located at the top of the hill. Further, we will visit Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex, one of the important tourist spot of Vizag. It got its name from the Telugu word "Thotti" which in means well and "Konda" which stands for mountains. The complex has over 12 wells that are used by Buddhist monks for storing drinking water. Later in the evening, we will get drop at airport or railway station to board flight or train as per the chosen preference while booking the package to reach Vizag. On arrival, check in at the already booked hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 10: Departure
On the last day of our tour, we will have breakfast in the morning and afterwards, get direct transfer to the airport or railway station to board train or flight for onward destination
Tour & services Ends.