Prakasam District Information

Ongole Chirala Kandukur Markapur



























Chandavaram Museum



Chandavaram Stupam






























Vodarevu

Vodarevu is located 6 km from Chirala. The place has a beautiful beach. There is a constant inflow of tourists spending their weekends in the serene setting. Chirala and Guntur offer hotels and lodges for the convenience of the tourists. There are Hotels and AP Tourism Krishnaveni motel at Vijayawada.

How to Reach
6 kms. from Chirala railway station and 35 kms. from Guntur. Vodarevu (Shipyard) is well connected by road and there are frequent buses from both Chirala and Guntur.

Gundlabrahmeshwaram, Kurnool & Prakasam

Gundlabrahmeshwaram wildlife sanctuary is located in the districts of Kurnool and Prakasam. It is spread over 1194 sq. kms. at a distance of 30 kms. from Nandyal railway station.

How to Reach
Located 30 kms. from Nandyal, and there is no public transport  is available to reach this place. Tourists have to make their own arrangements to reach this place by private transport.

Accomodation Contact
Accommodation is available at forest guesthouse at Nandyal
Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management Division, Nandyal, Kurnool (Dist), A.P. Phone: 08514 – 42463.
Chief Wildlife Warden (AP), Aranya Bhavan, Hyderabad-4, Phone: 040 - 
Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Management Circle, Aranya Bhavan, Hyderabad –4 AP Phone: 040 - 3230561 Ext.206
Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management Division, Nandyal, Kurnool (Dist), A.P. Phone: 08514 – 42463.
Best Season
November to April

Chandavaram

Description

Chandavaram is located on the right bank of the river Gundla Kamma, Prakasam district.There is a very interesting stupa constructed on elevated terrace which is the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh and the next to Sanchi Stupa .

Monuments and Antiquities
The excavations have revealed 24 beautifully decorated Buddhist slabs, some of which were also inscibed. Excavations also unearthed viharas, votive stupas, satavahana coins, brahmi label inscriptions and other early historic cultural materials datable to 2nd BC to 2nd AD. The Buddhist establishment is situated on a hillock known as Singarayakonda. The establishment consists of remains of Stupas, Chaityagrihas and Vihara complexes. The other minor antiquities are coins,and pottery particularly  black and red .

How to Reach
Chandavaram in Prakasam district is situated at a distance of 150 kms from Vijayawada 75 kms from Ongole. From Ongole,Chandavaram is well connected by bus with frequent buses from Ongole. Private transport is available from Donakonda.

Dupadu

History

A Buddhist mound has been discovered here. In the excavations conducted by the Archaeology department an exquisitely carved slab with 2 devotees worshipping a Bodhi tree, a stupa torana, pavilion and a horse were found.

How to Reach
Dupadu is situated at a distance of 80 kms from Ongole and 15 kms from Markapur in Prakasam district. From Markapur Dupadu is well connected by Bus with frequent buses from Markapur. Private transport is available from Markapur.

The most important place of interest in the town is the temple of Chennakesava Swamy, situated in the center of the town. Markapur is famous in the district for the celebration of Moharram on a grand scale. It is a very important place for the slate industry and eighty percent of the slates and slate pencils manufactured in the country are from this place.

Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Deities worshiped
Sri Chenna Kesava Swamy, Sri Markandeya Swamy, Ganapathi Swamy, Veerabhadra Swamy, Nagendra Swamy, Navagrahalu, Jagadamba

The temple is rich in architecture. Every year from the 16 December to 14th January at dawn, the Sunrays enter the sanctum, through specially placed windows and fall on the lotus feet of the Lord. This is a sign of the architectural greatness of the days.

How to Reach
Markapur is situated at a distance of 94 kms. from Ongole. Markapur is well connected by rail & road with frequent buses from Ongole.

Singarayakonda

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

History
The history of the temple can be traced from the inscription of the temple, which belongs to 15th century . The earliest inscription of the temple is of 1449-50 AD, which records the  plastering to the temple, dedicated to Sri Narasimha Swamy temple by Bandari Setti and Kuni Setti. In the early period of 16th century the temple seems to be popular during the reign of Sri Krishnadevaraya, the illustrious king of Vijayanagara, who was a Vaishnava by faith. He granted five villages for the support of the temple. Rayasam Ayyapparusu, who was ruling Udayagiri Durgam in the kingdom of Krishnadevaraya, gave the village of Jillelamudi as a Sarvamanya for providing all enjoyments to Sri Narasimhadeva in 1527 AD for the religious merit of the Raja of Vijayanagara. In the 1528 AD Dontayya presented an image of Hanuman to the temple

How to Reach
Singarayakonda is situated at a distance of 14 kms. Kandukur, 29 kms. from Ongole and 64 kms from Kanigiri. Singarayakonda is well connected by rail & road with frequent buses from Kandukur, Kanigiri and Ongole. Private transport is also available from Kandukur and Ongole.

Contact
E.O: Singarayakonda, Prakasam District.

Tripurantakam

Tripurantakeswara Swamy Devasthanam

Facilities available

Accomodation Contact
Devasthanam provides free accommodation to the devotees in Devasthanam Choultry.
Executive Officer, Sri Tripurantakeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Tripurantakam, Prakasam District. Pin-523326
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Best Season
Throughout the year

How to Reach
Tripurantakam is situated at a distance of 35 kms. from Vinukonda, 40 kms. from Markapuram, 93 kms. from Ongole, 96 kms from Srisailam and 150 kms. from Vijayawada. Tripurantakam is well connected by road with frequent buses from Vinukonda, Markapur and Ongole. Private Transport is also available from Vinukonda and Markapur.



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