Samarlakota is a town in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district. Its capital city, Hyderabad, is 448 km away from here. Sri Chalukya Kumararama Sri Bhimeswaraswamy Vari temple is a major attraction of the town. Also, because of its proximity to Kakinada (15 km), it has several places of interest nearby. The best time to visit Samarlakota is between November and February.
Places to Stay
Tourists can opt to stay in Kakinada, which is 15 km away. Some of the budget hotels here are Udupi Radhakrishna (Tariff –Rs.600), Sri Udupi Durga Lodge (Tariff –Rs.500) and Hotel Udupi Venus (Tariff –Rs.450).
Telugu is the official language of Samarlakota.
Some of the major festivals of this place are Pongal in January, Puthandu in April, Navaratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Apart from the Sri Chalukya Kumararama Sri Bhimeswaraswamy Vari temple, its other major attractions are in Kakinada. Some of the places of repute are Sarpavaram Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple (10 km), Pithapuram (14 km) and Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (28 km).
How to Get There
Rajahmundry Airport, which is 64 km from here, is the closest to the town. Another option for tourists is the Visakhapatnam Airport (161 km).
Samarlakota Railway Station is only 800 m from the town centre.
Buses are available from Hyderabad and Kakinada. Gouthami Travels, Sindhu Travels, Kaveri Kamakshi Travels and Kesineni Travels are some of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Log on to a particular bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com and get your bus tickets without any hassle.