The Story of Ichchapuram

Ichchapuram is located at a distance of 132 Kms from the district headquarters of Srikakulam between three towns Viz Kaviti, Kanchili, and Sompeta. Ichchapuram, also known as Ichapuram, has a close boundary with Orissa on the north and west sides; Kavita Mandal lies on the southern side of Ichchapuram and the Bay of Bengal on the east. Being near the border of Andhra Pradesh, the town is close to the commercial capital of Orissa, Berhampur. Ichchapuram or Ichapuram became a municipality with the inclusion of rattakannna, aminsahebpeta, purushothapuram panchayats in 1986 and it is the Ichchapuram assembly constituency headquarters. Plans are currently in motion to make this area a replica of Vizag’s prestigious Kailash Giri, so Ichchapuram was coined as a Mini Kailash Giri, which was signed during the time of Chiranjeevi who signed during the Tourism Minister in the time of Congress's reign.

The History of Ichchapuram

Ichchapuram town during the days of yore used to be under the control of Muslim rulers. Back in the day, Ichchapuram was called, Swechapuram during the time of Muslim rule, this town has its own historical story. The Goddess of Ichapuram village was Sri Swechchavati Ammavaru so our ancestors decided to name this village as Swechchapuram. Gradually over time, this has changed to Ichchapuram through pronunciation. Ichchapuram is home to breathtaking natural vistas and is nicely complemented by a cluster of pilgrimage sites like Sulingi Raj Kota, Swechawathi temple, Peerlakonda, Bahuda River. Remnants of ancient tombs that are more than a hundred years old can be seen in this picturesque town. Over the years, this strategic town has evolved as one of the busiest cross border transhipment areas, due to its proximity to the border of Orissa.

How to Reach Ichchapuram

Travel Guide

Ichachpuram is easily accessible by all three major modes of transport, roadways, railways, and airways. Which will come as a source of relief to the many travel enthusiasts ready to visit Ichchapuram!

By Road

Ichchapuram APSRTC bus station, sompeta APSRTC bus station, Barua APSRTC bus station are the nearby bus stations to Ichchapuram town. APSRTC runs several busses from major cities to Ichchapuram.

By Rail

Rails in India are the most affordable and most preferred modes of transportation. Ichchapuram railway station, Sompeta railway station are the very nearby railway stations to Ichchapuram.

By Flight

The two nearest airports to Ichchapuram town are Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is at a distance of 194 kms and Visakhapatnam Airport in Visakhapatnam is at a distance of 247 kms.

Places to visit in Ichchapuram

About Us

Sarangi is a Zamindari in the Ganjam district of Orissa, bordering Jarada and Chikiti Zamindaris. Around 1870, the Rajas of Sarangi built a Palace in Ichchapuram and people used to call it now as Ichchapuram Raju Gari Kota. The Raju gari Kota in Ichchapuram is a historical place in this town built by the Rajas of Sarangi is a source of architectural wonder and provides a beacon of heritage and pride to the people of Ichapuram. Raju Gari Kota is a magnificent castle adorned with beautiful paintings reflecting the riches and the taste of the zamindars of Ichchapuram.

About Us

Peerlu Konda or Perla Konda in Ichchapuram is one of the town’s most enduring landmarks. This Pearl Konda or Perla Hill which is a muslim tomb present on the hilltop, celebrates a festival every year called “Peerlotsava” wherein people belonging to both the Hindu and Muslim community participate. There is no other place like this anywhere as it is the only place where both Muslims and Hindus worship God or Allaha at the same time. This place wonderfully represents the secular spirit of India and upholds the importance of unity in diversity.

Ichchapuram Villages

Ichchapuram Banks

Bank Name Bank Address
Union Bank of India Ichchapuram Address Dasannapeta Junction, Opp Indian Bank, Ichchapuram
Indian Bank Ichchapuram Address D.No. 14-2-5, Dasannapeta Junction, Ichchapuram
DCCB Bank Ichapuram Address Govt. Hospital Road, Near Ice Factory, Ichapuram
State Bank of India Ichchapuram Address VK Peta, Telukunchi Road, Ichchapuram
APGVB Ichchapuram Address Dasannapeta Junction, Main Road, Ichchapuram
DCCB Bank Edupuram Address Dr.No:669, Near Shridi Sai temple, Main Road, Edupuram, Srikakulam

Ichchapuram Banks - IFSC Codes

Bank Name Bank IFSC Codes
Union Bank of India Ichchapuram IFSC Code UBIN0802301
Indian Bank Ichchapuram IFSC Code IDIB000I071
DCCB Bank Ichapuram IFSC Code APBL0001003
State Bank of India Ichchapuram IFSC Code SBIN0000983
APGVB Ichchapuram IFSC Code APGV0001157
DCCB Bank Edupuram IFSC Code APBL0001022

Ichchapuram Banks - Toll Free Numbers

Bank Name Bank Toll Free Numbers
Union Bank of India Ichchapuram 1800 22 2244
Indian Bank Ichchapuram 1800 3011 3333
DCCB Bank Ichapuram 08947-231112
State Bank of India Ichchapuram 1800 425 3800
APGVB Ichchapuram 1800 121 0354
DCCB Bank Edupuram 18004251958