Kakinada Tourism
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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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Sahithi Batchu

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  • Sahithi Batchu
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  16 readers

"Beauty of nature Kakinada" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Kakinada is famous for Kakinada kaja and beach and near by famous temple Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy. It is also called as pensioner paradise and in Kakinada beach festival has been organised and famous for Bhavannarayana swamy temple in Sarpavaram.
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Dr shrikant Kasawlekar

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  • Dr shrikant Kasawlekar
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"Under Estimated City"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Many must have visited Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada while going south but very few must have heard of this city. Has everything you need plus a tourist destination with lots of Heritage Temples more than 1500 years old and a Quiet Beach. One must visit this place you would then come to know this place, if you are religious then take out min 5-6 days for this place if just a tourist then 3 days are sufficient.
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Neha Madhuri

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  • Neha Madhuri
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 1 Review
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"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Really nice place in KKD we can see beach, Korangi forest very nice boat view, Vivekananda Park, so many famous temples and beach festival also celebrated every year. Hope island is very nice, permission is also available to go there and I love this place.
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Mano sai teja Yannana

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  • Mano sai teja Yannana
  • Lives in Kakinada
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"Awesome place to be at"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
My favourite place. Its excellent and a peaceful place. Can enjoy the nature of beach and also watch any type of movies in theater. Are all on one single road. Good place for shopping as well as clean and neat class city.
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Kumar babu Sonu

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  • Kumar babu Sonu
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"An awesome place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kakinada is a place we can enjoy with family and also with friends. Which has beach, temple's, theater and also near by Yanam city where we can get liquor in cheap. As well as petrol. It's also having parks, where children can enjoy a lot. Hope you all like this place.
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Siddu Siddhardha

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  • Siddu Siddhardha
  • Lives in Kakinada
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"Kakinada- A nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Great place. Persons paradise. Must visit, good beach, Warm city! Small city with good transport. Called Kakinada. Must visit with family. Nearby places are there to visit. Korangi, Marudimilli, Rajahmundry godavari river. All are good.
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Sandeep Kakarla

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  • Sandeep Kakarla
  • Lives in Kakinada
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"An awesome place!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's cool there, the enjoyment around the surroundings make us feel happy. The outskirts contain beach which makes us refresh and enjoy hard. It's chance of enjoying, so if you like having a tour its best there since it also consists of port area where we can have a look at shops.
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Veera Mahesh

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  • Veera Mahesh
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 6 Reviews
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"Very loving, beautiful island & peaceful city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
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.
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Methil Rajan

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  • Methil Rajan
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"Superb place-Yanam"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2015
Kakinada is a port city. We visited the beach and port. We went to Yanam and spent one day at Yanam. It was nice place to visit surrounded by greenery with lot of trees and fields. We visited a man made wild life sanctuary. There we had a boat ride in the river and sea. It was a nice experience.
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J venkat

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  • J venkat
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"Good city-Kakinada"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2015
Good city and excellent opportunities for business and also its good educational hub. Having world class JNTUK and Rangaraya medical college, also so. Many primary institution. Kakinad is selected for smart city. It's tourist place with beach and surrounded by devotional places to must visit.
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