Bhimavaram is located in West Godavari District
and is 107 km southeast of
and 270 km southwest of Visakhapatnam
. It was established by a Chalukya
king, as an indication of his victories in 1200. This town had contributed for the freedom struggle and partaken in non-cooperation, Salt
and the Quit India movement. Bhimavaram is also a religious place with a few temples. The most important temple is the Gunupudi Somesvara temple.