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Located on the peaceful banks of the East Godavari River, Pattiseema is a quaint village surrounded by lush green forests of Papikondalu hill range and the Eastern Ghats and provides a spiritual environment. The Pattiseema village is quietly gaining tourist attraction due to its picturesque locations and pristine environment. Owing to its charming location, Pattiseema is quite famous among filmmakers. Surrounded by the East Godavari River, the hamlet boasts natural flora and fauna and is a perfect getaway for tourists to seek solitude from the daily hastiness. If you plan a trip to Andhra Pradesh, Pattiseema should be a must-visit on your list.

About Pattiseema

during the inaugration of a dam at Pattiseema

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Pattiseema, located 35 km from Rajahmundry on the banks of Godavari, holds enormous historical and religious significance. This place is famous for two major temples and forms one of the Panchakasi Kshetras. The history of this place dates back to the 11th and 19th centuries when it was ruled by the Cholas. Legend has it that Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is the place where Lord Shiva’s sword fell when he killed Daksha. The area is well accessible via road and boat and hosts several important festivals, attracting thousands of pilgrims annually. Located on the picturesque Devuka Hills surrounded by the quaint East Godavari River, Pattiseema Sri Veerabhadra Temple is a must-visit spiritual attraction. Another historical gem in Pattiseema, Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is a must-visit spiritual attraction after Veerabhadra Swamy Temple. The temple was built in the year 1265 by Krimikantha Chola.

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Places To Visit Near Pattiseema

Rajahmundry is popular as a pilgrimage spot for Hindus and for the holy river Godavari. After exploring Pattiseema, Rajahmundry has other popular tourist spots. Add these places to your itinerary to enjoy a memorable trip to Andhra Pradesh.

1. Markandeya Temple

Shivlinga at Markandeya Temple

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Located 34 kilometres from Pattiseema Village, Markandeya Temple is a must-visit historical temple in Rajahmundry. The Markandeya Temple is dedicated to Rishi Markandeya. The temple has a compelling history behind it, according to legends Rishi Markandeya was born after the wrongdoings of his father Mrikandu. Rishi Markandeya was destined to live till the age of 16 but with the blessings of Lord Shiva, Markandeya defeated death and went ahead to write Markandeya Purana. The temple still preserves the cultural heritage and attracts tourists and devotees to the pristine environment. During Mahashivratri every year, devotees from nearby places admire Rishi Markandeya and Lord Shiva.

Distance from Pattiseema: 34 kilometers
Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 08:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Free

2. Dwarka Tirumala

Inscriptions at Dwarka Tirumala

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Located 87 kilometers from Rajahmundry, the Dwarka Tirumala is a historical pilgrimage site in Andhra Pradesh. The main attraction of the building is the temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwar, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Temple is situated on the scenic hill range of Seshachala, where it is believed that Lord Venkateshwar manifested himself. The temple is also called Chinna Tirupati, the main deity of the temple. Once you enter the temple, you can feel the spiritual environment as you see the intricate carvings on the walls and tall gopurams. Finally, don’t forget to watch the enormous Lord Venkateshwar Statue at the back of the temple. The temple also provides a holy pond, Pushkarini, where devotees wash off their sins.

Distance from Pattiseema: 87.2 kilometers
Timings: Sunday-Saturday: 04:00 A.M. to 09:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: General Darshan: Free, Special Darshan: Rs 100/person

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3. Sir Arthur Cotton Museum

Cotton museum in Rajahmundry

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If you are in Rajahmundry and discovering the historical places to visit Sir Arthur Cotton Museum is the perfect spot. Located near the Domleswar Barrage, the Cotton Museum in Rajahmundry is one of the significant historical attractions. The museum is dedicated to Sir Arthur Cotton to honour his contribution to the development of the Godavari Delta region. The museum showcases Sir Arthur Cotton’s plan for the development, photographs, tools that he used, and important documents relating to the construction of canals. The main attraction of the Museum is a scaled model of the Domleswaram Barrage. A visit to the museum serves as an educational experience.

Distance from Pattiseema: 38.1 kilometers
Timings: Monday-Sunday: 10:30 A.M. to 05:00 P.M; Tuesday: closed
Entry Fee: Rs 10/person

4. Draksharamam:

Draksharamam Temple

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Located 50 kilometers from Rajahmundry, the Draksharamam temple is regarded as one of the five most powerful temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is an ASI-protected monument. The temple is a perfect spot for a religious expedition. Built during the reign of King Bhima between 802 CE and 902 CE. The temple exhibits architectural brilliance as it blends the Chola and Chalukyan styles of architecture. The main Shivlinga of the temple depicts Bhimeswara Swamy and measures around 2.6 meters in length. Drakshramam promises a spiritual getaway for those seeking a blessing from the Lord.

Distance from Pattiseema: 50 kilometers
Timings: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M; 03:00 P.M. to 08:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Rs 10/person

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5. Maredumilli

Maredumilli Waterfalls that you can visit near Pattiseema

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Nestled on the East Godavari River, Maredumili is a part of the premium eco-tourism projects of the country. Maredumilli is known for its lush green forests, picturesque hills, and rich biodiversity. Maredumilli is a perfect weekend getaway for nature enthusiasts, trekkers, and adventure enthusiasts. At Maredumilli, you will witness unique locations, and one of them is the APFDC coffee and paper plantation, where you can have a closer look at how your coffee and spices are cultivated. You can also bring your family and friends to picnic at Madan Kunj Vihara Sthal. Apart from this, the Jungle Star Camping Site offers an overnight stay in the lush green forests of Maredumilli.

Distance from Pattiseema: 111.6 kilometers
Timings: Daytime.
Entry Fee: Rs 25/person

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Though Andhra Pradesh is visited for a wide variety of wildlife, cultural history, and stunning architecture, some unexplored villages of Andhra Pradesh have surprisingly attracted visitors recently. One of them is Pattiseema—a quiet village that contains a lot of temples, museums, and a horde of other tourist spots. So, next time you plan your trip to Andhra Pradesh, visit this village for a memorable experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pattiseema

What is Pattiseema famous for?

Pattiseema is a famous historical site famous for Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, which can be reached by Pattiseema Boat trip.

Where is the Pattiseema Project located?

The Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project is located between the Godavari River and the Polavaram Project.

Which temple is in the middle of Godavari?

Sri Veerabhadra Temple is located in the middle of the Godavari River.

Where does Krishna and Godavari meet?

The Krishna and Godavari meet at the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada and this confluence is called as ‘Krishna-Godavari confluence’ and this confluence is regarded as sacred by Hindus.

Who built Rajahmundry City?

Ammaraja Vishnuvardhana I, a ruler of the Eastern Chalukya dynasty, is known for building Rajahmundry City. He significantly contributed to the region's development during his reign.

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