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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.
Quaint town. A weekend getaway for people of Andhra Pradesh.
Not a developed tourist destination. Too hot in summers, can become exhausting.
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.
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 citie... (Read More)