#3 of 8 Places to Visit in Kakinada
Distance (From Kakinada): 17 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 17 km from Kakinada, 42 km from Rajahmundry, 65 Kms from Annavaram, 197 km from Vijayawada, 198 km from Vizag & 466 Kms from Hyderabad, Draksharamam is famous for one of the pancharama temples called Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy temple. This temple is situated in a green belt of river Godavari. Draksharamam is among prime place to visit on a Vizag tour.
This temple was constructed by the East Chalukyan king during 9th century. The temple also consists one of the Shakti Peethas called Sri Manikyamba. The speciality of this Shiva Lingam in this temple is that, the early morning tender Sun light falls on the Linga. There are nearly 800 ancient scripts on the walls of the temple. The celebrations in this temple were started during 14th century in the period of Reddy Kings. Shiva Lingam is nearly 9 ft height and the top part is seen at the first floor.
There are other small temples inside the main temple premises. Once upon a time Draksharama was considered as a Buddhist complex.
It is easily accessible by Bus from Kakinada & Rajahmundry (40 Kms).
Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM & 3 to 8 PM