Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is now a picturesque spot with a close association to the epic Ramayana. Besieged in lush greenery, Tapovan presents a tranquil ambience and thus was once used by the great sages for meditation.
It is believed that it was here that Laxmana - brother of Rama, cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana. This sacred place has temples of both Laxmana and Hanuman. The stunning locale enthrals the minds of tourists with Godavari’s sacred waters flowing by and long stretches of greenery that fills the locality with natural beauty.