Simhadri or Simhachalam is a Hindu temple located in the Visakhapatam City, suburb of Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to the incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu, known as Narasimha (the man-lion). The architectural style of the temple’s central shrine is Oriya while its entrance is Dravidian.
Bavikonda Buddhist Complex (17 49 N - 83 23 E) Lies about 16 km from Visakhapatnam city on a hill about 130 mts. Above Mean Sea Level. The term Bavikonda in Telugu language means a hill of wells.
Andhra University or Andhra Viswa Kala Parishad located in Visakhapatnam, north east coastal Andhra Pradesh, is one of the older premier universities in India with a broad focus. Presently it is among the top universities in India for engineering. It was established in and shared affiliating responsibilities with Madras University.
Old Town HAll
The Victoria Town Hall was built by the Maharaja of Bobbili in the year 1893 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the late Queen Victoria and was then handed over to the municipality in 1904. It was built on a site which was once a fisherman's village (Jalaripeta). The Town Hall which is a symmetrical structure is situated on a widely spread hillock and once had an excellent view of the Vizag harbour. The Town Hall is double-storey Mangalore tiled pitched roof comprising king post trusses. It has a dressed stone projection on the plinth. There are stone towers on either side of the building which possess small semi-circular segmental arched openings that appear like watch towers. The building is divided into two parts. The first part has verandahs on the first floor with a stone cornice and the ground floor has a brick wall up to the sill level and wooden ‘jallies' are used over the brick construction. The second part has stone facing rectangular buttressed structure on the rear side. The Town Hall also includes pedimented projections on the front and the rear side. The Town Hall structure with elegant stone work influenced the architecture of structures that subsequently came up in Vizag.
Bheemunipatnam, also known as Bhimlipatam or ‘Bheemili’, derives its name from the popular mythological character Bheema Bheemunipatnam was the second municipality in the Indian subcontinent, established on 9 February 1861, in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Recent excavations have showed the existence of Dutch settlement and Buddhist Culture, dating back to 3rd century BC. There are a number of places to visit around the region, but one cannot bid adieu to Bheemunipatnam without experiencing the grandeur of the 25 km stretch of coastline of the Bheemunipatnam Beach. Bheemili beach is best known as one of ‘safest’ beaches for swimmers.. Bhimili Bhimeswara Swamy temple welcomes every visitor to this little town. According to history, the temple was constructed in 1226 by Salivahana saka. There are also cluster of temples along the line of sea coast.
The Borra Caves, also called Borra Guhalu , are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku valley (with hill ranges elevation varying from 800 m (2,624.7 ft) to 1,300 m (4,265.1 ft) of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. The Caves, one of the largest in the country, at an elevation of about 705 m (2,313.0 ft), distinctly exhibit a variety of impressive speleothems(pictured) ranging from very small to big and irregularly shaped stalactites and stalagmites
Erra Matti Dibbalu
Erra Matti Dibbalu, translated from Telugu means red mud hillocks. These are the natural ravines, formed over the years due to wind currents and soil erosion. Located at Bheemili, these hills are a popular locale for film shootings. The dunes consist of sand, clay and silt. Very picturesque spot and unique.
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