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Samalkot is a small quaint town with a charm that can only be experienced by visiting it. Situated in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, this place is regarded as holy by the devotees of Lord Shiva.

It is renowned as a site of one of the Pancharama Temples, Pancharama being one of the forms of Lord Shiva known as Sri Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swami. Also known as Samarlakota, this beautiful town sees an influx of devotees in large number especially during the festivals like Shivaratri. Besides its great religious significance, Samalkot in recent time has witnessed a boom in industrialization. In fact, it is home to several big names of industries including Reliance Energy Limited, Palm-Tech India Limited and Orient Ceramics India Limited etc. Steeped with several local folklores and rich and glorious past, the town of Samalkot with lush green surroundings and gushing streams is all set to make your trip memorable.

Things to do in Samalkot

1. Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple

Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple
Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy temple is a specimen architectural grandeur depicting the Dravidian style of architecture and is regarded as the main landmark of Samalkot.

2. Thalupulamma Thalli

Thalupulamma Thalli
One of the most renowned temples in Andhra Pradesh, Thalupulamma Thalli is nestled in between a hill amid the panoramic vistas of nature. The temple is quite famed as almost everybody in the state vis (Read More)its here to offer prayers to the Goddess after owning a new vehicle.

3. Kakinada

Kakinada
A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada located in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures.

4. Annavaram

Annavaram
Annavaram is place which is renowned for its temple Annavaram Temple dedicated to Lord Sri Veera Venkata Sataynarayana Swamy. Situated on a hilltop, the temple is famed for its magnificent architectur (Read More)e.

5. Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry
Believed to be one of the oldest cities of Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry is a destination nothing short of a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Situated on the banks of River Godavari, this beautifu (Read More)l town is also one of the oldest business centers of the state.

6. Abhishekam

Abhishekam
It is a festival held during the months of November and December (Karthika and Margashira) on daily basis in Samalkot where the God is offered milk, yogurt, ghee, honey and other such products.

7. Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri
It is one of the most awaited festivals in the town when a car festival is organized by the temple. Devotees gather here in large number to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and celebrate the eve (Read More)nt with great fervor.

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How to Reach Samalkot

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The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry airport. It is an hour drive from Samalkot. You can also reach Samalkot via road transport. Regular state corporation buses connect Samalkot to the main cities like Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Numerous weekly trains also ply on this route. Samalkot has its own railway station.

How to reach Samalkot by flight

Samalkot does not have an airport of its own, and the nearest Airport is Rajahmundry Airport. The airport is nearly one hour drive from Samalkot. You can take a train or bus to reach Samalkot. The nearest international airport is Visakhapatnam Airport, around 163 km away from Samalkot city. Flights from places like Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai and Bangalore can be availed to reach the destination.

How to reach Samalkot by road

Samalkot is linked with its neighbouring cities via a well-maintained network of roads. National Highway 5 passing through the town help connects Samalkot with the other main cities of the country. It is located at a distance of nearly 40 km from Annavaram, 15 km from Kakinada, 49 km from Rajahmundry and 125 km from Vishakhapatnam. Several buses owned by APSRTC and private owned plies to and fro from the town.

How to reach Samalkot by train

Samalkot has its own railway station, and there are regular trains incoming from various major cities. You can avail local means of transport like an autorickshaw to explore the city.

Local transport in Samalkot

Samalkot is a small town where moving around is pretty easy. Taxis are easily available around the area which is one of the most convenient ways of exploring the place. Apart from that buses also ply in the town which is definitely cheaper but also a bit slow as compared to the taxi. However, make sure of the weather conditions before planning your trip. Try avoiding the summers as well as monsoon season owing to extremely hot weather conditions and heavy rainfall respectively.

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Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh
Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple
Kumara Bheemeshwara Temple - Front View
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FAQs on Samalkot

What is famous about Samalkot?

Quaint town. A weekend getaway for people of Andhra Pradesh.

What is not so good about Samalkot?

Not a developed tourist destination. Too hot in summers, can become exhausting.

Who should visit Samalkot?

Samalkot is a perfect blend of cultural heritage and modern lifestyle, and it is an ideal spot for people who want just to sit back and relax and escape the dull life. It also has religious value and is a must visit for Shiva devotees, and is usually crowded during Shivaratri.

What is the best time to visit Samalkot?

Samalkot is scorching and dry during the summer season owing to tropical climatic conditions. Winters are however are mildly cold with very pleasant evening and night with a gentle breeze. During monsoon, the city receives heavy rainfall. Thus, the winter season is recommended as the ideal time to visit the town.
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What is the local food in Samalkot?

Samalkot being a town in the state of Andhra Pradesh mainly serves its residents and visitors the delicious and a bit spicy, Andhra cuisine. The town has few options for outdoor eating at restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic traditional food of the area.
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What is the best way to reach Samalkot?

The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry airport. It is an hour drive from Samalkot. You can also reach Samalkot via road transport. Regular state corporation buses connect Samalkot to the main cities like Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Numerous weekly trains also ply on this route. Samalkot has its own railway station.
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What are the things to do in Samalkot?

The top things to do in Samalkot are Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple, Thalupulamma Thalli, Kakinada, Annavaram, Rajahmundry, Abhishekam. You can see all the places to visit in Samalkot here

What are the places near Samalkot?

The top places near to Samalkot are Rajahamundry which is 39 km from Samalkot, Annavaram which is located 35 km from Samalkot, Kakinada which is located 14 km from Samalkot, Konaseema which is located 44 km from Samalkot, Visakhapatnam which is located 131 km from Samalkot

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Devyani Chandra

4 years ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the cultural heritage of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and heat.
- Carry a pair of sport shoes for (Read More)there is lot of walking around the town.
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