Simhachalam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Visakhapatnam
Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy, is covered in a thick layer of sandalwood paste. The real shape of the deity can be viewed only during Chandanayatra Festival (March - April). One of the most exquisitely sculpted shrines of Andhra Pradesh, Simhachalam temple is situated 16 km from Vizag among thickly wooded hills. This temple was built by the Eastern Gangas in 13th Century A.D. The beautifully-carved l6-pillared Natya mantapa and the 96-pillared Kalyana mantapa bear testimony to the architectural brilliance of the temple.
How to Reach Simhachalam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
- Road: Visakhapatnam is 650 km from Hyderabad and 350 km from Vijayawada.
Regular bus services are available to Hyderabad, \Tijayawada, Bhubaneswar,
Chennai and Tirupati.
- Rail: Visakhapatnam is a major junction on the commercially important
ChennaiKolkata rail line. As such the city is well connected by rail with
New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Daily express trains are
available to all these four maj or cities.
- Air: Connected with Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and
Indian Airlines flies daily to Hyderabad and five times a week to Chennai,
New Delhi and Kolkata.