Simhadri or Simhachalam temple is a Hindu temple located in Andhra Pradesh, South India. The temple is situated 16 km from Vizag amidst lush green hills. It is dedicated to the incarnation (Avatar) of Vishnu known as Narasimha (the man-lion). The main deity inside the temple sanctorum gives "nijaroopa darshan" (holy appearance in true form) for only 12 hours in a year i.e. on Akshaya Tritiya day, the rest of the time the deity is covered with Sandalwood paste. The darshan described as 'Chandana yatra' or 'Chandanotsavam' falls every year in Vaisakha masa (May).
It is one of the eighteen "Naarasimha Kshetras" i.e. shrines of Lord Narasimha in India. Simhachalam temple is known as the second richest temple in India (after Tirupati).
The temple is a mix of Orissan (main/central shrine) and Dravidian (entrance) styles of architecture. The beautifully carved 16-pillared dance hall and the 96-pillared cultural hall showcase the architectural brilliance of the era that used to be.