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Palkonda Forest Range

According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India Palkonda Taluk was in Vizagapatnam district with a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2). The cultivated land is irrigated by the Nagavali River. The Agency area contains about 56 square miles (150 km2) of Reserved Forest. The population in 1901 was 215,376 compared with 201,331 in 1891. There were two towns Palkonda and Razam and 334 villages. The Agency area had population of about 11,000 people, chiefly Savaras living in 106 villages. The greater part of Taluk was held on Ryotwari and belongs to Rajas of Bobbili and Vizianagram.It was within Ganjam District of Orissa state till 1950 when Srikakulam district was formed. Palkonda Hills are a range of hills that form a part of the Eastern Ghats in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Meaning milk hills, they run along a northwest to southeast direction, culminating at the pilgrimage centre of Tirupati.      Book Now


The famous Sun God Temple situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 K.M. east of Srikakulam Town District head quarters of the North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the ancient and all among two sun God temples in our Country. According to Padmapuranam , Sage Kasyapa installed the Idol of Surya at Arasavalli for the Welfare of mankind . Therefore , the Surya is of Kasyapasa Gotra . He is also termed as planetary King . According to the Sthalapuranam of the temple, Lord Devendra found this temple and installed the existing idol of the sun God commonly known as Lord suryanarayana Swamy Varu under the following circumstances.Once Lord Devendra , Ignoring the words of Dwarapalaka Nandi , attempted to force his entry for Darshan of Sri Rudrakoteswara Swamy varu at an untimely hour when Lord siva was along with his consort . The Dwarapalaka Nandi in the discharge of his duties kicked the intruder . Thus kicked and injured by the Devine attendent Indra fell down senseless. And in his unconscious state Indra dreamt that he would be relieved of his pain of injury in his chest caused by Nandi if he had built a temple and install an Idol of the Sun God . After regaining his consciousness, he remembered what he dreamt .Following his dream he pickedup handfulls of earth three times at a place where he lay, and there he found this beautiful idol of sun God with his three consorts Usha , Chaya and Padmini . At the base of the idols are the figures of Mathara and Pingala the Dwarapalakas and high up are the two divine saints , sanaka and sanadana holding Chatrams(An Umbrella ). The Sun God is depicted as riding over a chariot drawn by Anura, the Radhasaradhy . All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black finely polished granite stone.      Book Now

Bhudda Statue

The Buddha Statue is a symbol of Buddhisms ancient founder, Siddhartha Gautama, a prince from northern India. He lived from about 563 to 483 BC. Buddhism originated as a form of atheism. They abandoned the idea of a personal God (Ishvara) who controlled the eternal fate of souls. Gautama denied the ancient theistic beliefs, because he found it challenging to bring together the idea of suffering and evil with the existence of a righteous God. The Buddha Statue signifies the Enlightened One, the basic idol of Buddhism. Buddhism conveys the philosophy of selfperfection its essentials are contained in the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. Buddhism adheres to various scriptures. Buddhists hold the Pali Canon to be the oldest and most authoritative scripture. The Four Noble Truths affirm that life is full of suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (samudaya); suffering will cease only when craving ceases (nirodha); and this can be achieved by following the Noble Eightfold Path. Generally, the Path consists of right views, right aspiration, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right contemplation. Other Buddhist philosophies include the belief that nothing in life is permanent (anicca), that individual selves do not truly exist (anatta), that all is determined by an impersonal law of moral causation (karma), that reincarnation is an endless cycle of continuous suffering, and that the goal of life is to break out of this cycle by finally extinguishing the flame of life and entering a permanent state of pure nonexistence (nirvana).      Book Now


Ichchapuram is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Ichapuram mandal. This town is located nearly 142 km from the district capital srikakulam.One of da Beautifull Town,Muncipality,and Assembley Constitutions..First municipality Elections Held in Ichapuram in1987..1st Municipal Chairperson Elected is Pilaka Padmavathi..Party is Congress...dis is History of Politics in Ichapuram..It is Fastest developing Town In Srikakulam Dist....Ichapuram is Border of Andhrapardesh !It is having greenish Village Panchayats Surrounding Areas of Town .Population is Around 40000 Peoples in IPM...It is Having many Temples with Different Godess..It Developed as Site Seeing Spot ...Ichapuram having 4 parks Namely Gandhi Park ,YSR Tourism Park, Suddhikonda Park, Syedkhan Park..IPM Constiutes of Banks Like SBI,SBH, Andhrabank, Canara Bank, APGVB, Cooperative Bank. It is Having HIstory of Pirlla Konda,& Swetchavathi Ammavaru Temple where the God is Born in Reality. Ichapuram Peoples having Nice Sampradhayas ,Culture ,Having Devotional. In Education ichapuram Lies3rd Place in Dist Wise..!      Book Now

Neelamanidurga Temple Pathapatnam

One of the main temples is Sri Neelamani Durga Ammavaru Temple. It is a well known Temple in the surrounding madals, towns It is very old Temple and is visited by thousands during Dussehra Navaratrulu, Sankranthi and other important festivals. Vehicles will come in large numbers to have pooja at the temple during dussehra. Pathapatnam Police are responsible to control the crowd and traffic. Festivals will be conducted every year.      Book Now

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