A temple in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, Draksharama has one of the most famous Lord Shiva temples in the south. A place of pilgrimage the village is also known as DakshinaKasi. The world’s longest Shiva Linga is in Draksharama. The temples in this village are believed to have been built in the 11th century.
Places to Stay
There are many places to stay in Draksharama. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Balaji Grand, Aishwarya Grand Hotel and Hotel Jaya Residency, which offers rooms for Rs.900 onwards.
Other than the annual religious festivals, theMahaShivaratri, Devi Navaratrulu, KarthikaMasam, and Dhanurmasamheld at the temples in this village are celebrated in a grand scale.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The BhimeswaraSwamy temple and the Draksharama temple also known as PancharamaKshetram is located right in the heart of the village.
How to Get There
The closest airport is at Rajahmundry (47kms)
The nearest railway station is at Kakinada (28kms)
Draksharamabus stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Meghana Travels, SaiAnjana Travels and Sindhu Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of bus ticket discounts when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com