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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Ravindra Daggupati

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  • Ravindra Daggupati
  • Lives in Eluru
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  • 14 Reviews
  •  220 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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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"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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  • Lives in Vijayawada
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"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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Posted Apr 27, 2013
Kakinada is best place to stay for the old people as it called OLD PEOPLE PARADISE. Its famous for Kaja and people are also sweet. Near to Kakinada there are places to visit is Pada Gaya/Dattatreya Temple/Shakti Peetam which is hardly 30 kms and within 100kms there is another famous temple called Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Famous for Sweets

Activities & things to do: Not to forget Kakinada Beach not so famous as other beaches viz., RK Beach, Vizag, Chennai Beach etc.,

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kakinada can be reached from Samalkota, which is 15 kms and also there are regular non-stop buses from Rajahmundry
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"econmical visit"

  • Posted Apr 16, 2013
kakinada is one of the place to visit on hub of all varieties of enjoyments and excitements which are giving pleasure mind and passion.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: sea foods are hygienic and tasty shopping and sight seeing is center of the city

Activities & things to do: arrangements of travel and other activities which are belonging to the correspondent to the hotel.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: all type of travel measurements are available on the net which is support to guidance what we do
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