Gantastambham - Things to Know Before Visiting
Gantastambham Junction, Tower Clock Area, Santha Pet, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh 535001
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Gantastambham is an ancient place in vizianagaram. This clock tower has a big sound alarm to wake up vizianagaram. my parents said that previously for every hour it sounds to tell the time to all vizianagaram people. i think now the sound is stopped by the management. A good and must watch place in vizianagaram
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This is an early 18th century fort in the City of Vizianagaram. It was built by Vijaya Rama Raju, the Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1713. The formal ceremony, while laying the foundation for the fort, was very auspicious as it represented five signs of victory. The square-shaped fort has two main gates, of which the main entry gate (the "Nagar khana") has elaborate architectural features. There are many temples and palaces within the fort and a victory tower.
Gurajada Appa Rao was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. His house is presently a protected monument and a library.
This is a suburb in the city if Vishakapatnam which shares its boundary with the ocean. Historical evidence of Buddhist Culture have been noticed at Bheemunipatnam dating back to 3rd century BCE on the hillock Pavurallakonda.
Thatipudi reservoir is a water reservoir on the river Goshtani located in tatipudi. It is a water supply reservoir to the city of Vishakapatanam.
The beach is known for its soft golden sand, blue water and unspoiled beach front. A concrete pathway too has been laid along the beach to hold statues of Buddha, Five Pandavas and a dinosaur. The beach is considered to be safe for swimming. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventurers. The beach is famous for several water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and water-skiing. Boating facility is also available here.
Thotlakonda buddhist complex is situated near Bheeemunipatanam. this was well within the influence of ancient Kalinga, which was an important source of dissemination of buddhism to Sri Lanka and various parts of Southeast Asia. It provides an insight into the process of transoceanic diffusion of Indic culture, especially Buddhism.
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The district is named after the princely state of Vizianagaram (Vijaya means victory and Nagaram means city in Telugu).