Bheemunipatnam (Bheemili) Visakhapatnam
Bheemunipatnam is also known as Bheemili, it is nested in the suburban area of Visakhapatnam. It is named after lord bhima, in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It comes under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division. The headquarters is at Bheemunipatnam. Bheemunipatnam is situated at about 40 km from Visakhapatnam Airport, about 30 km from Visakhapatnam Railway Station, and 29 kms from Visakhapatnam main city. It is on the Northern side of the city of Visakhapatnam.
Brief History of Bheemili Beach
During the 3rd Century BC Bheemunipatnam was under the influence of Buddhism. Historical evidence found on hillock Pavuralakonda also known as Narasimha Swamy konda clearly reveals the Buddhist culture in the town of Bheemili. The Buddhist remains were found during the excavation along with Relic Caskets. During these times Buddhist Schools Hinayana and Mahayana were Promoted.
There is a Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Narasimha situated on the east of pavuralakonda facing the sea. The temple was constructed in the 14th century by the king of mindi. There are two more temples in the town of Bheemili known as Bheemeswaralayam and Chaleswaralayam.
Bheemunipatnam was one of the major Dutch Settlements on the Dutch Coast also known as Dutch Coromandel Coast in 17th Century. The remains found on the port reveals the trading post known as the Dutch East India Company. The town & Bheemili also has the oldest Christian Cemeteries on the coast. There was a currency mint in Bheemili during the time of Dutch. Portugese visited Bheemili in the same time as Dutch. There is a popular and historic monument known as st peter’s church which signifies the ancient architecture.
During the British Time, East India Company was made as the main trading base for the east coast. The Port of Bheemili used to operate passenger vessels to Madras and Calcutta. The Big Clock Tower was built by the British in the town of Bheemili.
Best Time to Visit Bheemunipatnam Beach, Visakhapatnam
October to March would be the ideal time to visit Bheemunipatnam (Bheemili) beach. During this time, the weather offers delicious delight to its tourists and the general temperature is also pleasant, ranging from 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
However, if you are an adventure enthusiast, you can also plan your trip to Visakhapatnam in the summer season that starts in March and continues until May. At this time, you can swim and sunbathe in the shade of the sun.
Avoid visiting it from June to September. This is the period when the monsoon begins in the city and the region receives heavy rains. And, due to the rain, you will not be allowed to enjoy water sports activities on the beach.
How to Reach Bheemunipatnam, Visakhapatnam?
Bheemunipatnam Beach in Visakhapatnam is easily accessible by road, rail and air. You can choose your favourite mode of transportation based on your budget and vacation style.
Board a direct flight to Visakhapatnam International Airport for a hassle-free journey on your Vizag tour. Visakhapatnam International Airport, which is almost 40 km from the beach, receives frequent flights from all over the world, making it possible for even foreigners to visit this destination.
From Visakhapatnam train station, it is 30 km away which can be covered in about 1 hour if you drive on the way from Visakhapatnam crossing. To get to the train station, you can take the train from New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vijayawada, etc.
There are also several private and state buses that are operated by the APSRTC department to and from Visakhapatnam for the convenience of tourists. Also comfortable for the elderly, these buses run every day. After arriving at the bus stop, look for a local bus, a shared taxi, or rent a vehicle from the major car rental companies in Vizag.
Entrance fee and Timings
There is no entry fee. Visitors can visit at any time, every day of the week.