Bhadrachalam is deemed as a very famous pilgrim centre in South India and is a temple city in Andhra Pradesh. The town is assumed to have been significantly involved from Ramayana days. It has large number of temples and invitesmillions of devotees all the year round. This tribal hamlet acquired its current name from Bhadra who was a staunch devoteeof Lord Rama. There is a massive and grand celebration in the town during Ramanavmi. The river Godavari ultimatelyadds peace and tranquillity to the town. Boating in river Godavari is an interesting activity carried out during the visit. The lush green pastures and gurgling streams accentuate the beauty of this hidden jewel.
Places To SeeParnasala
This is supposed to be the place where Lord Rama constructed a hermitage and spent some of his years in exile along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. The site is believed to have been selected for him by sage Agastya. Jattayu Paaka
Located about 2 kms from Bhadrachalam, Jattayu Paaka is the place where Jattayu, the bird had tried to prevent Ravana from fleeing with Sita in his chariot. The bird put up a valiant fight but was defeated by Ravana. The injured bird then lay here waiting for Rama to return and inform him about Sita’s kidnapping by Ravana. Dummugudem
According to mythological legends, Lord Rama killed 14, 000 demons during his exile. It is believed the village has been built upon the ashes of these demons and is accordingly named Dummugudem. Sree Rama Giri
You can visit the temple dedicated to Lord Rama which is located on the Ramagiri hill, at a place where the River Shabari meets Godavari. Shri Sita Ramachandra Swami temple
The temple is believed to have been built at the place where Lord Rama crossed River Godavari when he went to rescue Sita from Ravana in Sri Lanka. Things To DoGundala
Locatd about 5 kms from Bhadrachalam, Gundala is where hot water can be found on digging a pit in any area near the river bank. Legends claim that the holy trio of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva used to take dips in the water here during the winter months. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is also found here where replicas of all Jyoti lingas are kept. Festivals
If you are visiting in March or April, you will be able to witness the Sri Rama Navami celebrations. Pilgrims come here in large numbers to witness the wedding of Lord Rama with Sita. Kalyanotsavam is another festival which is held with great fervor in December and January.