Places To Visit In Rajahmundry

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Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in Rajahmundry:

1. Papi Hills

1 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 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

0 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 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

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

Built over a sea, it is the second largest road cum rail bridge in the country. It is also the second of the 3 bridges that span across the Godavari River.

4. Iskcon Temple Rajahmundry

0 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in 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 Iskcon in Bangalore. Also known as Gowthami Ghat, this temple is a popular worship spot and is definitely worth a visit. 

5. Goutami Ghat

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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

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67 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

One of country's finest eco-tourism projects, Maredumilli is a place of wildlife, nature and of tribal people who are out to win your heart with their hospitality.

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7. Annavaram

70 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 Hindu 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

Must visit 3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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, Ryali, Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, Iskon Temple.

9. Draksharama

36 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 architecture 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

6 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 town 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

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7 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 irrigation and water supply.

12. Dwaraka Tirumala

58 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Rajahmundry

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 revered 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.

FAQs on Rajahmundry

How can I commute within Rajahamundry?

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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What are the top sightseeing places in Rajahamundry?

The top sightseeing places in Rajahamundry are Maredumilli, Annavaram, Papi Hills, Rajahmundry Temples, Draksharama, Dowleswaram.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Rajahamundry?

Owing to many places to see in Rajahmundry, you can split your itinerary into two days.

On the first day, you can start by visiting the temples most are located a few kilometres on the outskirts of Rajahmundry, and you can find many on the way around the city. Post lunch, you can visit the Sir Arthur Cotton Museum after which you can go to the Godavari Bund to see the sun setting behind the bridges.

On the second day, you can spend the entire day at Goutami that where you can visit the temples, shop in the local markets and enjoy recreational activities at the water park and river bay resorts. There is a ferry that takes you along for a trip to the Godavari River. This is a good place to see the whole of Rajahmundry in a single location.
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