Srikakulam, the northernmost district in the
Andhra Pradesh, was a part of
Vishakapatnam District till
it was bifurcated in 1950. Srikakulam town, the headquarters of the
district, is located on the left bank of the river Nagavalli, at a
distance of about 106-km from Vishakhapatnam.
Srikakulam was formerly known as Chicacole. Handloom weaving is the chief cottage industry here. Srikakulam is also famous for its muslin, the quality of which is superb. The most important places of interest in the town include a mosque known as Jumma Masjid, built by Sher Muhammad Khan, and the temple of Kotisvaraswami.
The famous Srimukhalingeswara Temple is believed to have been built in the 9th century. The temple has some remarkably beautiful sculptures in the Indo - Aryan style.
At a distance of 1.6-km from Srikakulam, Arsavalli contains a beautiful temple of 'Suryanarayanaswami' (the sun god). Temples dedicated to sun god are very rare in the country apart from the famous one at Konark in Orissa. This ancient sun -god temple at Arasavalli attracts large number of devotees from all over the country.
Srikurmam is a famous temple situated at a distance of about twelve miles to the southeast of Srikakulam town. The village Srikurmam derives its name from the temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Avathara of Srikurmam viz., the Avathara of a tortoise, and hence the deity is called Srikurmanatha. The temple is of very great sanctity, being the only important temple to Lord Vishnu in the Kurmavathara in the whole of India.
The nearest airport is at Vishakhapatnam 106-km away.
is an important railway junction on the Howrah-Chennai broad-gauge line, and is well connected by rail with all the important places in the State.
It is well connected by road with all the important places in the State.
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer- Max 33, Min25
Winter- Max28, Min 19
Rainfall: 1086 m.m
Clothing: Light Cottons
STD Code: 08671
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