to a land where history lives and breathes.Where the mingling of cultures
and religions have given rise to a uniquely different ethos.Where
the fascinating dexterity of Man's creations vie for attention with
Natures's amazing wonders.Where the tourist,hungry for new,enriching
experiences would find everything to satiate the appetite.
Prakasam District's past stretches back to the days when it was ruled
by the Mauryas from 250 BC.The rise of the Sathavahanas saw Buddhism
flourish in the region and the construction of several stupas.The
Ikshavaku and Vijayanagar Kings,the Qutub Shahis and Muhghals later
followed these rulers.Each of them leaving a distinct imprint on the
cultural landscape of the District.
How to reach:
138 Kms from Vijayawada & 450 Kms from Hyderabad.
The headquarters of Prakasam district , Ongole is an ancient town
which finds mention in the inscriptions of the Pallava ruleres of
the 3rd and 4th century A.D. Today , Ongole is a bustling beehave
of commercial activity with dairy products , cigars , cereals , pulses
, groundnut and pepper being exported to all corners of the country.The
bullocks from Ongole.,known as 'Ongole Gitta' are renowned throughout
the world. In Ongole , one can visit the following :
Chennakesava Swamy Temple
: This 18th century temple
has a beautiful sculpted idol of Chennakesava and his consort, Lakshmi.
Kashi Visweswara Swamy Shrine :
Constructed in 1945 , the
shrine is famous for its Addala Mandapam.
Kothapatnam Beach :
Being quite close
to Ongole , this beach is popular as a recreational