Appikonda is a small village situated along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal at a distance of 30 kilometers from Vizag. It assumed religious importance owing to the existence of a Shiva temple containing a life size Nandi carved out of black stone. There are also other small temples around the temple but are mostly covered with sand dunes. This temple also contains many inscriptions from 12th century A.D. The Shivaratri celebrated at Appikonda is attended by a large number of devotees.