Kakinada Tourism

Kakinada Tourism

Kakinada Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Beach
Kakinada is a city as well as a municipal corporation which is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of about 465 km east of Hyderabad, the capital city. This city is also the headquarters of the East Godavari district. 

It is located at a distance of 155 km from Visakhapatnam, 210 km from Vijayawada and about 60 km from Rajahmundry. Besides having a deep sea port, Kakinada is also a centre for deep sea exploration and other activities.

History of Kakinada

Kakinada was under the rule of the Nandi Kings, followed by the British. The city developed substantially after the European settlers came into the region. The Dutch were one of the first settlers in the region followed by the British. Several signs of colonial times are seen around the city even today. 

Kakinada is often referred to as the "Fertiliser City" because there are numerous fertiliser plants in this place. It is also known as the "Pensioner's Paradise" and "Second Madras" because the city is very well planned, and at the same time very peaceful. It is now ranked as the fifth largest city in Andhra Pradesh and the fourth largest city in Coastal Andhra because of its dense population. 

People and Culture of Kakinada

Kakinada has a rich culture which is reflected in the numerous temples, mosques and churches located in and around the city, along with the many festivals celebrated here. Some of the most popular festivals celebrated in this region include Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Dashera, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan.

Things to do in Kakinada

Some of the major attractions in and around the city include Draksharamam, the Coringa Sanctuary and Adurru. Draksharamam is the place where the Pancharama temple, Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy, is situated. It was constructed during the 9th century by the East Chalukyan king. This temple also includes Sri Manikyamba, which is one of the Shakti Peetha.

Adurru, which is also known as the Dubaraju Gudi, is situated in Razole taluka, at a distance of 50 km from Rajahmundry. Remains of Buddhist stupas, chaityas and viharas were found by archaeologists while excavating this place. Among all, the Mahastupa is the most popular one, which is in the shape of a huge wheel with a 17 feet diameter and is built on a high platform.

Travelling to Kakinada

Located at a distance of about 65 km, Rajhamundry airport well connected with weekly flights to Hyderabad, serves as the closest airport to Kakinada.  Tourists can hire taxis to reach Kakinada. The closest international airport is located at Vishakhapatnam which is around 145 km from the city. Buses ply regularly from different parts of the State to Kakinada. 

Accommodation options in Kakinada

Tourists in Kakinada can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels.
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Kakinada Traveller Reviews

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Nabin Kc

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  • Nabin Kc
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 3 Reviews
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"Kakinada is not too bad city"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kakinada is a good place where I enjoyed very well. I went to many places there. The food were delicious and the place was romantic. Mostly I stayed in room and watched many movies. Overall the trip was awesome. We went there in group and watched movie in the theatre and also we went here and there in auto and had a great fun.
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Nitin Pethkar

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  • Nitin Pethkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 51 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
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"Very loving, beautiful island and peaceful city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had a great experience here. I got mental peace and so much relief from day to day hectic life. I enjoyed the food here with coconut oil in it. I enjoyed the traditional cuisines which includes Kakinada Kaaja, a sweet made from maida flour and dipped in a sugar syrup.

I purchased pickles made from traditional methods. I used to see the ports and Island with ease. Autos and Taxis were available all the time. But I preferred to hire the taxi from my hotel, who arranged it for me and my family.

I enjoyed my holiday here and get the memorable views as well as the knowledge from there and want to share with other travellers.

Here are some of the views about the city are:


The food is totally south Indian. No chance to get any north Indian dishes. Those who have not fond of south Indian then he can only take rice and vegetables. A lot of south Indian dishes exist here i. E. Idli, Dosa, Sambar Vada, Uttapam etc.

The traditional cuisines are pickles (avakaya) made from mangoes, vegetables (e.g Cauliflower avakaya), chicken, shrimp, mutton and fish. Kakinada is known for Kakinada Kaaja, a sweet made from maida flour and dipped in a sugar syrup. [43] The sweet was popular not only in Andhra, but as far away as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Kotiah Sweets (founded in 1900) is the best-known maker of Kakinada Kaaja. Street-corner carts selling bhajis and pidatha kinda pappu (a mixture of onions and toasted rice). I enjoyed it lot as well as purchased lots of pickles from the nearby market.

Kakinada is also known for Pesarattu, a breakfast or brunch made from moong dal (pesarapappu), green chillies, ginger and cumin which is sold in restaurants and street stalls. Pootarekulu is a coastal-Andhra sweet made of thin sugar wafers.

Religious Place also known for its HOPE Island.

This place is so peaceful and is the best place for spirituality. This place is also for religious purpose. You got mental peace here. This is the best place to know the real life of himself/herself in kind of spirituality. Hope Island, about 5 kilometres (3. 1 mi) from the coast, makes Kakinada Port a natural harbor.

It is home to two ports: an anchorage port and a deep-water port.


Kakinada is noted for its temples, beaches, mangrove forests and the Godavari delta. Attractions include Tholi Tirupathi Sri Sringara Vallabha Temple, Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Pithapuram sri dattatreya temple, famous Shakti Peetha in Pithapuram is Puruhita devi Shakti Peetha. This Shakti peetha forms an integral part of Shiva temple, the Kukkuteswara Swami temple, Draksharama Shiva Temple, Samalkot Shiva Temple, Sri Bhimeswara Swamy Vari Temple (Sri Chalukya Kumararama Temple, one of the five Pancharama Kshetras and a National Heritage site) (10 kilometres (6. 2 mi) away in Samalkot), Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, Kotipalli Kotilingeswara Temple, Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple (Sun God), Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, part of the Godavari delta, Hope Island, India, a sandspit formed by the Godavari, Konaseema, scenic Godavari delta islands.

Uppada beach is primarily considered as Kakinada beach which is having one of longest coastlines in Indian beaches. Kakinada beach is meant for its mild blue waters and cold breeze all the day.


Air : This place is connected by Air. The nearest Airport are Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Train: Well connected with other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Bus: Very well connected with south India and Maharashtra.

Availability of Hotels

The city has several Udupi vegetarian hotels, some of which provide overnight accommodations as well as other hotels are also available.
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Ravindra Daggupati

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  • Ravindra Daggupati
  • Lives in Eluru
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  • 14 Reviews
  •  224 helpful votes
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"A good place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2015
Kakinada is also called settlers palace.. It is good place with shopping malls and nice places to hang out. The only draw back is it is not situated on National highway. We have to get down at samalkot and go by bus. I went to uppada beach and bheemeswara temple in samalkot. Both places are very nice. Plan 2 days stay, then you can enjoy places in and around.
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Nyb Sai

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  • Nyb Sai
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  3497 readers

"Great place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
kakinada was my native place kakinada, it is on the coast of bay of bengal. This city is well developed by 2 MLAs and 1 MP. The main road is good for shopping and the masid center kotayya kaja is famous. The boat ride is very famous and people will be very whole hearted and one of the best developing smart city
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Saikrishna Manchiraju

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  • Saikrishna Manchiraju
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 3 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  1972 readers

"An amazing destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
It is a go0d place. You will have a lot of fun there. There are so many place to visit there. Apart from those many places there are nice beaches to enjoy. The food over there is awesome and the palace is surrounded by temples all around. Not only that the place has amazing local sweets an you should try those, the taste will amaze you.
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Md Zaheer

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"Good transportation and shopping center"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2014
Kakinada is on the coast of Bay of Bengal and this city is well-developed. The main road is good for shopping and the Masjid Center Kotayya Kaja is very famous. The Home Bite near boat club is famous for Tapeswaram Kaja. The train facility is good for this city like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The Kakinada Port is famous for exports and imports of goods throughout the world. Theatres like Devi multiplex and Anand complex here are good. I hope you enjoy Kakinada.
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"Enjoyed the place fully"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2014
One of the good cities to travel to. I ran short of time, so could not explore it fully. But I had a good time indeed. The roads are really good and we did make it to the place on time and without any hassles.
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  • Venkat
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
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"Good experience we had"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2014
Better city to travel with ambiance full of greenery all around to see and enjoy as I was running short of time but I will come the next time to see what I have left. Better historical place with historic market all around keeps our history alive. Better to travel by road with more companions. Have a great Trip.
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G dilip

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"Good Experience!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2013
Kakinada is one of the town in coastal area with a port. Kakinada Kaza is famous and a tasty sweet. Yanam is just near by. Both traditional and North Indian food is available. Annavaram & Draksharamam is near by. Subbaiah mess is one of the old mess where traditional thali is very famous.
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K siva kumar

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"Pleasant place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2013
Pleasant place with beach which is shallow and no big currents. Transport is easy with auto rickshaws and cabs. Railway station is there connecting all important places in state. Nearest airport is Rajhamundry (60Kms) and Visakhapatnam (150Kms.). Plenty of Hotels of all category available. Pub culture is not much and limited but bars and restaurants are a plenty.
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