Getting Around in Bhadrachalam

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If you are vacationing in Bhadrachalam getting around shouldn't be a big problem. Bhadrachalam is a tiny town in southern India that is centered around the temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Ram. Because it is such a small town, you can frequently walk to places you need to go. The other main sources of transportation are t3 wheeled taxis, which resemble a covered go-cart. If you want to visit some of the towns or tourist attractions outside of Bhadrachalam, there is a good system of trains and buses that connect the area.

Hopping a Ride on a Rickshaw

If you are going to catch a ride with the 3 wheeled taxis, also known as auto rickshaws, the most important thing to remember is that they don't carry meters. Make sure you clearly agree on the price before you get in. Prices vary by the distance you are going to travel, and can vary widely. If you don't mind doing a little bargaining, however, these little taxis can be a convenient way to get around.

On the River

If you want to see the nearby Papikondalu Hills, a beautiful tourist attraction, leave land behind and travel on one of the steam boats. Rides on the steam boats typically include your meals, and the tour guides will help you to understand the significance of what you are seeing. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the Papikondalu hills contain a small temple to Shiva which is worth a visit.

Bhadrachalam

Bhadrachalam is one of the most mystical places in India. Most of India’s history mingles with religion. Most of the important cities or places were built around places of worship, like temples, and those places bear the names of important shrines, saints and Hindu deities. Bhadrachalam is one of the places that is full of mysticism. This place is geographically located on the banks of the Godavari River of India. This site is a prime destination for those people that want to embark on a journey and to see the glory and the architecture of India’s earliest inhabitants.

How to Reach Bhadrachalam

The most important place is Bhadrachalam, the holy site that is believed to be the holy home of Lord Rama. This makes this place one of the most significant destinations in India. Although the place is hard to reach, you can find many inexpensive ways to visit Bhadrachalam. You can use a boat or a ferry to reach this pilgrimage site. You can also reach this place traveling by train. There is a train route, the Machilipatnam / Manuguru Express, and the number of this train is 7050. You can also take different bus routes to travel to Bhadrachalam.

When traveling by road you can use one of the many buses provided by the tourism department. The good thing about these buses is that they will not stop along the way. They make a direct nonstop trip to the pilgrimage site. However, you have to be ready for a long 7 hour ride.

When to Visit Bhadrachalam

During the months of October and November there are many different celebrations when pilgrims take a dip in the cold waters of the Godavari River. The celebrations are made mainly in the temple’s grounds and many people flock for these holidays. There are many different accommodations that the temple and the government offer to pilgrims and travelers alike.

Where to Stay When Visiting

There are many places where travelers could find lodging that is virtually inexpensive. It should be noted that it is best to visit this location during the week. There are many people visiting during the weekends, and it is virtually impossible to find lodging during the weekends. The prices of the lodgings vary from RP$20 to RP$200. Of course the price of the room varies according to the style and the commodity of the place.


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