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About Bheemunipatnam


History of Bheemunipatnam (also known as Bheemili), is a suburb in the city of Visakhapatnam, India. It is under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division and the headquarters is located at Bheemunipatnam.Bheemunipatnam is located about 40 km from Visakhapatnam Airport, about 31 km from Visakhapatnam railway station and 29 km from Visakhapatnam city central bus station. It lies to the north of Visakhapatnam City and is loosely bordered by Rushikonda to the south and Bay of Bengal to the east, Madhurawada to the west, Bhogapuram to the north.



Bheemili-Vizag RoadHistorical evidences of Buddhist Culture have been noticed at Bheemunipatnam dating back to 3rd century BCE on the hillock Pavurallakonda (also known as NarsimhaswamiKonda locally) in the town. Buddhist remains were found during the excavations here along with Relic caskets. Both the schools of Buddhism Hinayana and Mahayana were propagated in this land and also to the far east lands from the port of River Gosthani.Some of the Buddhist sites are Bojjannakonda, Bavikonda, Lingalakonda, Pavurallakonda, Salihundam and Thotlakonda.



Ancient Buddhist SiteThere is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha on the eastern side of Pavurallakonda facing the sea. Known to the Dutch as Bimilipatnam, Bheemunipatnam was one among themajor Dutch settlements of the Dutch Coromandel coast in the 17th century. There are remnants of the Dutch East India Company trading post when the town was a port. The town contains one of the oldest Christian cemeteries on the coast. Bhimili also had a currency mintduring the times of Dutch. Portuguese also visited Bhimili in the same time as the Dutch. St. Peter’s church is historical.



Dutch CemeteryThe British East India Company made Bheemunipatnam their main trading base of the east coast. The Bhimili port used to operate passenger vessels to Madras and Calcutta during the British Raj. The big clock tower in the town was built by British, monument which signifies the ancient architecture.

clock tower

light house

Clock TowerThe lighthouse dated to 1868 was built during Dutch settlement on the shores of Bheemili Beach


Eminent Family of Bheemili