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Rajahmundry Tourism

Located on the banks of River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, and officially known Rajamahendravaram, Rajahmundry is the biggest city of the East and the West Godavari District in the state. Touted to be one of the oldest cities in India, Rajahmundry was founded in the 19th century by the Chalukya King- Raja Raja Narendra. 

This Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh is also referred to as the 'born city' as it is believed to be the birth city of Telugu language. Touring along river Godavari and relishing the scenic landscapes is the prime attraction at Rajahmundry that draws in tourists from far and wide. Rajahmundry is primarily known to be a pilgrimage spot for Hindus, owing to the presence of several places of worship, the most famous of which is the Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple.

The River Godavari is considered a sacred river other than being a significant spot of tourism. The Pushkara ghats, located along the river, is where the grand Pushkara festivals are held every 12 years. Sometimes referred to as Southern Bombay, Rajahmundry is also a prominent textile hub. Alluring landscapes, primitive temples, and the Godavari river cruise - the heart of this historic land are as pristine as its environment.

Things to do in Rajahmundry

1. Papi Hills

Papi Hills
Papikondalu mountain range runs along the River Godavari (Western Godavari) and is located in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Papikondalu is a sheer fest to the eyes in terms of its scenic beauty. As the (Read More) hills become closer and closer to the visitor, the width of the mighty Godavari becomes narrower. In accordance with this view resembling the middle partition of a woman's hair, it was initially named as 'Papidi' Kondalu- Paidi in Telugu means the middle partition of a woman’s hair. Later, it came to be known as Papikondalu in the local language. The river narrowing, its twists and turns along with the Papi Hills form a breathtaking visual experience.

2. Pattiseema

Pattiseema
Located at a distance of 40 km from the city of Rajahamundry in Andhra Pradesh, Pattiseema is a dreamy rustic hamlet enveloped in the dense green forests of the Papikondalu hill range and the Eastern (Read More)Ghats. Owing to its surreal beauty, picturesque landscape and pleasant ambiance, the village has lately gained tourism potential and also lures filmmakers to capture the beauty of the place. Flanked by the gorgeous and gleaming Godavari river, the village is like a green oasis in the centre of city chaos and cacophony and is widely visited by tourists seeking solitude and peace.

3. Godavari Bridge

Godavari Bridge
Spanning across 2.1 km atop the River Godavari in the city of Rajahamundry, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Bridge is India’s third largest rail cum road truss bridge. Also known as Kovvur- R (Read More)ajahmundry Bridge, the bridge is also a major source of tourism as it offers picturesque views of the golden sun setting in the horizon and merging with the shining water of the Godavari. Known to be synonymous with the arts and culture of the city, the bridge has a road deck over a single track rail deck.

4. Iskcon Temple Rajahmundry

Iskcon Temple Rajahmundry
One of the most famous temples in Andhra Pradesh, Iskcon Temple is a recreational centre in Rajahmundry. It is known as the second-largest Iskcon Temple in the Southern region of India after the Iskco (Read More)n in Bangalore. Also known as Gowthami Ghat, this temple is a popular worship spot and is definitely worth a visit. 

5. Goutami Ghat

Goutami Ghat
Goutami Ghat is one of the premier recreational places in Rajahmundry, it houses ISKCON Temple, Riverbay Resorts and Water park, Ayyappa Temple, Kailash Bhoomi.

6. Maredumilli

Maredumilli
Part of one of the premium eco-tourism projects of the country, Maredumilli is a terrain of undulating plains, evergreen forests and rich biodiversity. Located in the East Godavari district of Andhra (Read More)Pradesh, which is known for its rivers, ravines and lush greeneries, Maredumilli is a paradise for the nature lover, for the adventure seeker and for the offbeat traveller. The resort, officially named Valmiki Valley Vana Vihara Sthali, is an enchanting nest of nature’s finest, offering its visitors the most authentic, organic experiences. With dense woods and the smell of the wild enveloping the region, an exploding count of flora and fauna, sparkling rapids gushing down the slopes and crevices and exciting campsites to explore, Maredumilli is sincerely one of the best destinations to pick from in Andhra Pradesh, to spend a weekend away from the madding city crowds and the monotony of your everyday life.

7. Annavaram

Annavaram
Located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Annavaram is a small hamlet on the banks of river Pampa. It is famous for its shrine of Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy, a form of the H (Read More)indu deity- Lord Vishnu, and is flocked by tourists throughout the year. The land belongs to both Satyanarayana Swamy and the Goddess Ananta Lakshmi Satyavathi Devi. The devotees come here to perform the special ritual of Satyanarayana Vratam to please Lord Vishnu. The prayer is mostly performed before housewarming ceremonies and wedding functions.

8. Rajahmundry Temples

Rajahmundry Temples
Rajahmundry is home to several famous temples that makes this place a pilgrim spot. These are some of the famous pilgrim locations that one must visit: Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Pattiseema, Ry (Read More)ali, Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, Iskon Temple.

9. Draksharama

Draksharama
Located on the eastern bank of Godavari, Draksharamam Temple is one of the five most powerful and prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the country. 40kms away from Rajahmundry, the temple arch (Read More)itecture dates back to 11th century. Draksharamam is perfect for a religious pilgrimage, the scenery around the temple is pleasant and the road journey to the temple is nothing short of beautiful. The area and the temple is also called 'Dakshin Kashi' - that signifies its importance as a place of immense religious importance.

10. Dowleswaram

Dowleswaram
Dowleswaram is a small city in the Rajahmundry district of Andhra Pradesh which was only a census town till 2011 and was only recently included fully in the corporation in 2013. The highlight of the t (Read More)own is the Dowleswaram Barrage which is built across River Godavari and is one of the top tourist attractions in the region. The dam was built by Sir Arthur Cotton. In the memory of the aforementioned personality, a museum has also been constructed in town which displays projects and demos relating to the irrigation works.

11. Sir Arthur Cotton Museum

Sir Arthur Cotton Museum
Constructed in 1988, this museum is dedicated to the memory of Sir Arthur Cotton who was the mastermind behind the transformation for the ferocious Godavari river into a tame force useful for irrigati (Read More)on and water supply.

12. Dwaraka Tirumala

Dwaraka Tirumala
Situated at a distance of 94 km from Rajahmundry, Dwaraka Tirumala is an ancient holy town and a popular pilgrimage spot in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The highlight of the village is the pious and r (Read More)evered shrine dedicated to Lord Venkateshwar. The temple is known far and wide for the colossal statue of Lord Venkateshwar at the backside of the temple. The temple is also called Chinna Tirupati after the presiding deity.

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The Rajahmundry Airport is well connected to Hyderabad and Chennai by JetAirways and SpiceJet. All the trains between Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada stop at Rajahmundry. The railway station is situated almost in the city centre. Located on NH5, it is very convenient to travel to Rajahmundry by road also. 

How to reach Rajahmundry by flight

Rajahmundry has a domestic airport that has service flights to and fro from Hyderabad and Chennai. You can take a flight to Hyderabad and then a service flight to Rajahmundry. The airport is around 12 km from the city centre, and prepaid cabs are easily available. 

How to reach Rajahmundry by road

Rajahmundry is located on National Highway 5 and lies on the east side of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Kolkata and Chennai. Rajahmundry has four bus depots - APSRTC Bus complex, Kotipalli bus stand, Gokavaram bus stand and Kakinada bus stand. The city is well connected by roads to nearby towns and villages.

How to reach Rajahmundry by train

The Rajahmundry railway station lies on the Howrah - Chennai main coastal rail. As a result, there are regular trains making a pit stop here. All the trains between Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada stop at Rajahmundry. The railway station is almost at the city centre. The cheapest modes of transport available are the auto rickshaws. Taxis are also available outside the railway station.

How to reach Rajahmundry by waterways

You can enter Rajahmundry from the Godavari river through Bhadrachallam by boat.

Local transport in Rajahmundry

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.

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Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Goutami Ghat
Godavari Bund(Bridge)
Dowleswaram Barrage near Rajahmundry on River Godavari

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FAQs on Rajahmundry

What is famous about Rajahamundry?

Has the facilities of a city without the crowd and pollution that entail a city. Famous for a good collection of furniture and fountain pens.

What is not so good about Rajahamundry?

Most of the places to visit here are religious in nature.

Who should visit Rajahamundry?

Rajahmundry is a perfect place for people interested in culture and religion, as it is rightly called the Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is a good place for family vacations. 

What is the best time to visit Rajahamundry?

Winters, between the months of October and March, is the best time to visit as the temperature goes down, in the city. Summers are extremely hot and have a certain level of humidity.
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What is the local food in Rajahamundry?

The local cuisine here is predominated by rich spices. Owing to it's history of Persian rulers and it's own traditions, the food found here is an efficient mix of different cultures. Telugu, Persian and Hyderabadi style of cooking all find a delicious blend in the local cuisine.
Rosemilk and Pootharekulu (Paper sweets) are a specialty of Rajahmundry.
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What is the best way to reach Rajahamundry?

The Rajahmundry Airport is well connected to Hyderabad and Chennai by JetAirways and SpiceJet. All the trains between Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada stop at Rajahmundry. The railway station is situated almost in the city centre. Located on NH5, it is very convenient to travel to Rajahmundry by road also. 
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What are the things to do in Rajahamundry?

The top things to do in Rajahamundry are Maredumilli, Annavaram, Papi Hills, Rajahmundry Temples, Draksharama, Dowleswaram. You can see all the places to visit in Rajahamundry here

What are the places near Rajahamundry?

The top places near to Rajahamundry are Konaseema which is 42 km from Rajahamundry, Samalkot which is located 39 km from Rajahamundry, Annavaram which is located 71 km from Rajahamundry, Kakinada which is located 48 km from Rajahamundry, Papi kondalu which is located 122 km from Rajahamundry

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Devyani Chandra

4 years ago
- Summers are extremely hot here so make sure you check the weather before you plan a trip.
- The food is generally spicy, be careful before requesting for extra spicy food. It would be best to as (Read More)k them to serve moderate to medium spicy food..
- Due to tourism, some resorts and hotels have come up in the vicinity, you can avail good food from here.
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