Prakasam district | Mandals and Tourist Places -Andhra Pradesh State

 Prakasam district  | Mandals and Tourist Places -Andhra Pradesh State: A district was formed on 1970 with Ongole as the headquarter. It was named after the first chef minister of Andhra state and freedom fighter Tanguturi Prakasam. Prakasam district is one of the thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh. It has Bay of Bengal on east, Nellore and Kadapa districts on south, Kurnool district on west and Guntur and Mahaboobnagar districts in north as borders.

Total area of Prakasam district is 17,626 square kilometers. This is the biggest district in area in all the coastal districts. Veligonda and Nallamala hills in the west are very popular and these separate Prakasam district from Kadapa and Kurnool districts.

Thousands of small and big Buddhist stupas in this region revealing that Buddhism was spread in this area. Prakasam district history also reveals that the region was under the ruling of Kakataiyas, Yadavas, Reddy kings, Gajapatis, Vijayanagara kings, Nawabs and Britishers. Coming to the Prakasam district tourist places, there is coastline, temples, waterfalls, museums and others.

1) Bhairavakona is one of the popular tourist spot with many temples on the hills, water fall and beautiful nature. There is an ancient Pallava temple and there are also eight small temples in front of it. It is expected that these temples belong to 7 or 8 centuries. Another attraction in Bhairavakona is the waterfall that falls from 200 mtrs.

2) Kambham cheruvu is an example for the construction skills of humans. This was built by Chinna Tirumala devi, wife of Sri Krishna Devaraya.

3) Ramayapatnam is an ancient village with around 2500 people. There is a temple of Lord Venkateswara that was built in fifteenth century. Ramayapatnam port was in use since 1800 year. Another attraction is lighthouse.

4) Malakonda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is another well known temple in Prakasam district. The temple receives around five thousand devotees on special days and around two thousand in unseason. The temple is located in a peaceful place.

5) Vadarevu is another tourist attraction and is located 8 kilometers from Chirala. Tourists take bath here. Though there are not many facilities, there are guest houses of companies such as ILTD. There is also a lighthouse.

6) Kanaparti museum houses many statues. Two kilometers from this museum is the sea coast.

7) Tripurantaka temple was built by demons Tripurasuras and Lord Shiva killed them for the welfare of people. This is one of the rarest temples that is built on Sri Chakara. Presiding deities are Tripurantakeswara Swamy and Bala Tripura Sundari.


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