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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.

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Etymology

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.

Industrial Zone

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).

Restaurants and Local Food in Kakinada

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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One Day Itinerary

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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What is the best time to visit Kakinada?

Kakinada is a city that experiences hot and stuffy summer season with temperature ranging from 30 to 40 degrees Celcius. It serves as an unpleasant season to enjoy the city to its best. However, winters in the city are quite pleasant with mild breeze refreshing your senses. The temperature during winters varies between 20 to 33 degrees Celcius offering an ideal time to explore the beautiful culture and magnificent urban lifestyle of the city. Hence, it is best to visit the town between the months of October and March.
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What are the things to do in Kakinada?

The top things to do in Kakinada are Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, Draksharamam, Shopping in Kakinada, Adurru, Pithapuram. You can see all the places to visit in Kakinada here

What is not so good about Kakinada?

Difficult to reach.

What is the local food in Kakinada?

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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What is famous about Kakinada?

Scenic beauty. Industrial history.

What is famous about Kakinada?

Who should visit Kakinada?

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

What are the places near Kakinada?

The top places near to Kakinada are Konaseema which is 39 km from Kakinada, Samalkot which is located 14 km from Kakinada, Rajahamundry which is located 48 km from Kakinada, Annavaram which is located 40 km from Kakinada, Visakhapatnam which is located 131 km from Kakinada

What is the best way to reach Kakinada?

The beautiful port city of Kakinada is accessible by road. Reaching here is, however, very time consuming and tiring.
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Kumar Kislay 2 years ago
- 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.
Trishul Thakur 8 months ago
Good place for Dattatreya and Pada Gaya..whole 1 Day is sufficient ..Lunch & dinner free ..in Pithapuram Sansthan..
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