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Welcome 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:
Located 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
spot.
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