Kakinada Tourism
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Kakinada Tourism

Kakinada Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: East Godavari
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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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 128 Reviews
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"A trip to the coast city of Kakinada"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2016
I had been to Kakinada in the month of October 2015. I had been to Kakinada Port by the Bangalore city-Kakinada port Seshadri superfast express via Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Tirupati which departs everyday at approximately 11:00 am from the Bangalore city railway station in October 2015 on a bright and sunny day. Kakinada is easily accessible by all the three modes of transport via road, rail and air from major cities of south India. The must-visit attractions in and around Kakinada include Bhimeswara temple, Adurru, Coringa sanctuary, and Pithapuram. Adurru is known for his historical monuments, especially the Buddhist stupas. The Coringa sanctuary is located in the East Godavari district and spread over 235 square kilometers. Around a dozen of mangrove plants can be spotted here. This place is very famous for olive turtles, crocodiles and fishing cats. Pithapuram is located 20 kilometers from Kakinada Town. This is one of the five Madhava Kshetras in India. The best time to visit Kakinada is between September to February.
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Satish Nemani

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  • Satish Nemani
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 1 Review
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"Pensioners paradise!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2016
Peaceful city with lots of Religious places in and around but hot & humid weather. All basic amenities available to settle down and recently selected as a smart city so the development will be good and a shoot up in real estate is already happening. Surrounded by beautiful villages with green paddy fields and a famous sweets like Kaja, Puthareka, mango jelly and few more.
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Subrahmanyam Pathuri

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Its a great place to go"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2016
Nothing much to say about Kakinada. It is nice that most of the movie theatre are in one Street. The best thing is meals in Subhakankshalu hotel, not to be missed. Sweet kakinada Kaza is another speciality. Don't venture to visit Beach, very bad maintenance, poor condition of the approach roads to Beach. It's a one time visit place.
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Sahithi Batchu

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  • Sahithi Batchu
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 1 Review
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  •  274 readers

"Beauty of nature Kakinada"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
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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"Under Estimated City"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
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 Dec 26, 2015
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
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome place to be at"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
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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  •  390 readers

"An awesome place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
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 Nov 6, 2015
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 Nov 4, 2015
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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