Being rich in cultural heritage and panoramic landscapes, Vizag is encountering boom in the sector of tourism. With a great history of British rule and nation’s bygone era the city emerged out with some places of interest that are informative and serene at the same time. I woke up completely relaxed. The mood was amplified and I took no time to freshen up for the Simhachalam Temple Visakhapatnam. I was grateful to the city who endowed me one of the finest moments of my solitary voyage. My further journey commenced with a rich continental breakfast at The Park’s restaurant and I was geared up with my accessories. The biddable managerial staff hired me a private cab and I transposed for the historical temple.
Truth of heavenly bodies is sometimes mysterious. But fondling the same I entered the temple with a belief of having traces of God inside me. As said by the prodigy, the temple is the shrine of Lord Vishnu in the exemplification of Sri Narasimha Swami Varu. It is located at the height of 244 meters on the hilltop and built by King Krishnadevarayam in the 11th century. It remains populous during the season of Chandanotsavam Festival when devotees from all over the globe visit here. To see the Lord entirely covered with sandalwood, surfeit of pilgrims arrive here. I fetched the two hour trekking route from Madhavadhara side which was an outstanding episode of my travel. I turned around to see where I am. But it abscond me with my eyes wide opened! It was a stunning view of the calm city though it is described as the bustling one. The coin has two sides and so has the city. Known by the name of The Hill of the Lion, the temple has an astonishing fact. The idol appears like Shivalingam. The sandal paste covering the entire body is removed once in a year, hence calling swarms of devotees to worship the original image of the Lord.
Visiting Simhachalam Temple Visakhapatnam was an added success to my unaccompanied drift to the place and it was high time to move further for Dolphin’s Nose.
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