one-day spiritual sojourn to Palakollu for the travellers to explore the lores & legends of this land.
Palakollu is the land of fascinating mythologies. Thus, Sterling Godavari has curated a one-day spiritual sojourn for the travellers to explore the lores & legends of this land. The first stop is in the Ksheerarama temple in Palakollu. This temple is one of the famous Pancharama Kshetras in South India. The legend goes that Lord Kumara Swamy destroyed Tarakasura along with the Shivalingam he wore. To prevent the pieces of the Shivalingam from uniting, he fixed it in the place they fell and started worshipping them, giving rise to the Pancharamas. It’s said that one can see the ocean from the top of the temple’s gopuram – that’s how tall it is.
But this isn’t the tallest surprise. The 90-foot tall alloy statue of Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari at the Vasavi Rushigotra Suvarna Mandiram is the next stop. Made of panchaloha, the idol is golden in colour and makes for a magnificent sight. This idol has been revered as the goddess of peace and harmony since the 11th century AD.
Good to Know :
Best time to visit: 10am - 5am
Boat cruise2 hours
Cruise past palm-fringed villages, casuarina trees, traditional rowboats and secluded islands to lose yourself in the serenity of the flowing river.
Paddy Field30 Mins
If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to work with the land like a true farmer, here’s an opportunity to experience it.
One gets to walk around in the field, munch on fresh sugarcanes and watch the process of Bellam Tayari.
Palmyra sprouts (Thati Thegalu)3hrs
The tour captains at the resort will take you for a scenic drive and drop you at a palm grove where you can taste Thati Thegalu.
Flora & Fauna3hrs
When the resort itself is an eco-tourism hotspot, why even step out!