Papi-Kondalu is easy to reach from all the nearby cities. The nearest airport and railway station is located in Rajahmundry, which is around 60 km away. NH-5 passes through it and has excellent road connectivity with all the major towns in the vicinity. There are also boat services available from Rajahmundry, though they are few in number.
Situated near Madhurapadi, the Rajahmundry Airport is the nearest airport. Jet Airways and Spicejet are the major airlines providing regular services. They have running flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Taxis can be hired from the airport to take you to Papi Kondalu.
Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
Tentative return flight prices to Hyderabad from major cities in India.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 3,825 Non-stop||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 5,070 Non-stop||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 3,996 Non-stop||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 3,417 Non-stop||View Details|
|Kolkata||₹ 5,519 Non-stop||View Details|
If travelling from Khammam district, you can use the public transport either bus or taxis to reach Bharachalam. From East Godavari district, you can take a taxi to Rajahmundry. From East Godavari, there is a 35km ghat road to reach Papi Kondalu range.
Papi Kondalu doesn't have a railway station; the nearest railway station is Rajahmundry Station which is one of the important stations in Andhra Pradesh. There are many trains connecting it to different parts of the country. It is around 150 km from Vijayawada and 220 km Vishakhapatnam. Taxis are easily available for hire from the railway station to Papi Kondalu.
Local buses are the cheapest mode of transport here. However if you're time bound, hiring a cab or private vehicle for a day would be more feasible. You can also avail short fare taxis to commute to your planned destinations. To reach the ranges, boat is preferable and also a more exciting route.