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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Oct-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam (Check Flights)


Kakinada Tourism

A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures. One side showcases rich cultural heritage, while the other side will leave you in awe of its success in industrialization and architectural grandeurs.

Often referred to as the fertilizer city, Kakinada is a well planned industrial hub where urban lifestyle comes handy with the development. From shopping malls to night clubs, the city is packed with all kind of entertainment for all kind of tourists. Apart from being a commercial center, the city is also blessed with several places of worship included temples, church and mosques, some representing relics of the rich cultural heritage while other being the shadow of colonial rule. Kakinada also gives it visitors a chance to explore the deep hidden treasure trove of the sea with several water activities. It is a magnificent port city that will make sure of amazing unforgettable experiences.

Hotels in Kakinada

Top Hotels in Kakinada

  • Grand Kakinada by GRT Hotels

    INR 4,000 /night onwards

  • Royal Park

    INR 2,399 /night onwards

  • Paradigm Sarovar Portico

    INR 2,800 /night onwards

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Kakinada or Co-canada is a young and relatively unheard city in Andhra Pradesh. A lot of stories go around the origins of this quirky name. The one which is believed to be the most accurate is that it was initially called Kakanadiwada, owing to the reign of Nandi rulers in the area. It was later shortened to Kakinada. During the British rule, it also came to be known as Co-canada due to trade and export of coconut and coconut products.

Nestled beautifully on the banks of the River Godavari, the district is bounded on the north by Vishakhapatnam and Orissa, Bay of Bengal on the east and Khamman district on the south. Kakinada, is famous for its industries such as Fertilizer, Sugar, Natural gas and petroleum, Power generation, Edible oil refineries and Biofuel plants. It is part of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Kakinada is a city famous for its traditional Andhra food which comprises mango pickle, mutton, shrimp, fish, chicken and vegetables. If you are visiting Kakinada, there is no way you can miss the most popular delicacy of the city which is actually a sweet dish called Kakinada Kaaja made from maida flour and sugar syrup.
Also make sure to try out the street food mainly bhajis and Pidatha kindha pappu made from onions and roasted rice. The city also offers many restaurants serving both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. Apart from the intriguing name, Kakinada is also famous for Pesarattu, a dosa made from green gram and served with different types of chutneys. A South Indian spin on Pesar (Green Gram) and Attu (Pancakes), this popular breakfast dish is a common street food in Kakinada. Subbaya Hotel is a favourite of locals as well as tourists for traditional homely cooking.

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Kakinada is regarded as the oldest religious center in the country and thus devotees flocking the city almost throughout the year. However, if you are planning a trip for only one day, it is all it will take to explore this amazing city. The place houses some of the very old and important sacred shrines which are not to be missed. Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, Pithapuram, Draksharamam and Bhimesvara Temple are some of them. However, if you are a history lover, Adurru is definitely your kind of place to visit. With pleasant weather and city's vibrancy will make sure to make rest of your trip a wonderful experience.

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9 months ago by Kumar Kislay

- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the cultural heritage of the city.- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and heat.- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there is lot of walking and trekking around the town.

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  What's Great?

Scenic beauty. Industrial history.

  What's not so Great?

Difficult to reach.

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Kakinada is a great place for nature lovers and history buffs.


How to Reach Kakinada

The beautiful port city of Kakinada is accessible by road. Reaching here is, however, very time consuming and tiring. (Read More)

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