Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh: Bhimavaram is one of the major towns in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, is considered as one of the "Pancharama Kshetram". Bhimavaram is also called as "Gunupudi Bhimavaram" (Gunupudi was a separate place and was ranked as Panchayat in 1926. Later, it merged with Bhimavarm in 1948 and today it is the major place in the heart/centre of Bhimavaram). Religiously, Bhimavaram is famous for a very old temple of Someswara, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and another temple dedicated to Goddess Maullamma or Varala Talli (said to be the rain Goddess as called by the locals). Lord Shiva is called as Sri Someshwara Janardhana Swami in this temple. Historically, Bhimavaram holds a prominent position as Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, visited this place during the freedom movement in India. It was during this time that Mahatma Gandhi gave a name to Bhimavaram as "Second Bardoli of India".
The upper portion (i.e., the northern part) of Bhimavaram town is called as "One Town" whereas the southern part is called as "Two Town". Economically, Bhimavaram niches itself as one of the largest centres for aquaculture in India where loads of fish and prawn are reared.
There are some other temples in Bhimavaram like Sri Aadi Lakshmi Ammavari Temple, Subbarayudu Temple, and Venkateshwara Temple near Nataraj theatre and the other is Narasimhapuram Jain temple. A very beautiful town, in terms of religion and history, Bhimavaram attracts every visitor again and again.