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  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: East Godavari
Rajahmundry, originally known as Rajamahendri, is better known as the ‘cultural capital and born city’ of Andhra Pradesh. This is probably due to the fact that the Telugu language originated here. Poet Nannayya gave Telugu a script here which made it a language. It is the birth place of poet Nannayya, who is also called the first poet of Telugu.

The city of Rajahmundry is located 400 km from the capital of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. Earlier a part of Chennai (erstwhile Madras), the city has River Godavari to its west.

It is believed that the Chalukyas were the earliest rulers of the place. Rajaraja Narendra was a Chalukya king who ruled the city during the 11th century. However, fresh archaeological data suggests that the history of the place is older than that.

Looking at the recent past, the city has had its share of revolutions. It was one of the biggest South Indian cities in the 19th century and was the epicenter of many uprisings during the British Era.

Nyapathi Subbarao and Kandukuri Veerasalingam were the two most important freedom fighters from Rajahmundry who played a crucial role in India’s freedom struggle. Mr. Subba Rao was also one of the founders of ‘The Hindu’, an English Daily.

Today, Rajahmundry is primarily a pilgrimage centre, due to the presence of a large number of temples in the city. It also holds the Pushkaram, once every 12 years. Pushkaram is a holy congregation which sees millions of devotees taking a dip in the Godavari.

The city also shares a special bond with Tollywood. Pattiseema, a scenic spot here, sees the shooting of many a Telugu movies every year. Apart from the temples and the Tollywood tryst, the place is also known for Pulasa Fish. It’s a rare species which is found only during the monsoon season.

Rajahmundry is well connected to other neighboring cities of Andhra Pradesh by road and rail. Located on an elevation of 45 feet, it has a typical hot and humid tropical climate. The temperature does not vary much throughout the year, but the months of December and January are relatively cooler than the rest.


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Munish kumar

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  • Munish kumar
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 8 Reviews
  •  183 readers

"A nice destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was on an official trip to Rajahmundry and I chose to stay near River Godavari. It was a right decision as I could attend the evening Aarti which was a treat to watch. The local market was nearby and I had the feel of Andhara food and people. Overall despite my hectic schedule next day I had a wonderful evening with a colleague of mine. The rich heritage, kind and warm people and the local food I would cherish for a long time to come.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 102 Reviews
  •  407 helpful votes
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"A trip to Royal Vista of Rajahmundry"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had been to Rajahmundry in July 2015 by train. I had been to Rajahmundry by the Yeswantpur-Howrah superfast express which departs everyday from the Yeshwantpur Railway Station at around 7:30 pm. The must-visit attractions in and around Rajahmundry include the River Bay resort, biggest statue of Swami Vivekananda, dowleswaram Barrage and the Kambala park. The statue of Swami Vivekananda is constructed on a hillock right on National Highway 5. The river bay resort is located on the river Godavari. The Kambala park was constructed during the period 1845-50 by Mr Kambham Narasinga Rao Pantulu. The best time to visit Rajahmundry is between September to February.
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Vikramarjuns Sept

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  • Vikramarjuns Sept
  • Lives in Khammam
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  299 readers

"Tour to tradition!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2016
Its a great place to Hindu traditional cultures. I saw the Sir Arthur Cotton bridge. Its really great to design such bridge at those days. I saw the river Godavari and its peaceful atmosphere. Godawari bridge is the only bridge which is long in Asia.
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Ramesh Maskani

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  • Ramesh Maskani
  • Lives in Warangal
  • 17 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1810 readers

"The place of Rajas"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2016
Rajahmundry is a historical city situated in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state. The city is located on the banks of Godavari river, the largest river of South India. It is well connected by train and road and falls in the Chennai-Kolkata route. The places of interest are Pushkar Ghat, boating in Godavari river and Dowleswaram barrage.
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Santosh Kapil

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  • Santosh Kapil
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review
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"Historical city Rajahmundry"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
Nice place in Andra Pradesh, river Godavari is famous and also it has lot of temples near to Godavari. Cotton barrage is special extraction and most of the places near to Rajahmundry is give more information about ancient times of India. Temples near to Rajahmundry, Iskon temple, Markandeya temple, Venu gopal temple, Somalamma temple, Astalakshmi temple, Lakshmi Narasimha temple.
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Krishna H

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  • Krishna H
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good place to go!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Good to see river. Good to see people. Very good to see temples in and around. Very good to do marketing in the main marketing bazaar. So many cinema theatres to watch latest movies. Mainly the Godavari River is the biggest, sacred to watch, bath etc.
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Poorana chandra rao

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  • Poorana chandra rao
  • Lives in Manuguru
  • 2 Reviews
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"Best destination for families"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
Sightseeing was good. Boating increased our joy very good visit for families. Quality of food was excellent in hotels. Good atmosphere to spend time with our loved ones. Nursing was good, increased our knowledge about cotton bridge. Lots of valuable things known about museums. Cheer out with kids at Dhavaleswaram bridge.
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Kasi venkoba Rao

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  • Kasi venkoba Rao
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 35 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2016
Rajahmundry located on the Banks of famous River Godavari, is known as the cultural capital of AP for its Cultural Background since many centuries.

Rajahmundry is now being called by its old name Rajamahendravaram from 10th October 2015. This place is a main hub Agriculture as it is called the Rice Bowl of AP.

One of the largest Road cum Rail Bridge is on the river Godavari which is a pride of Rajahmundry. Great scholars Adikavi Nannaya, Kandukuri Veeresalingam, father of Reforms, hail from this place. Last year, Godavari Pushkaralu was celebrated in a grand way. Rajahmundry is a place to be visited to enjoy the famous Papikondalu.
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Rl srinivasa rao

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  • Rl srinivasa rao
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"Very good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 11, 2015
This place is very good for travelling & sightseeing. It is a very traditional place for the people to come and visit and explore Godavari river. It is a place where people can enjoy their life. We have explored the city centre with a beautiful river.
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Dilip Sai

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  • Dilip Sai
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
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"A Historical place to visit onece in a life time"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
One of Historical place in India. Rajahmundry was located on east side of river Godavari one of the place famous on' Maha Pushkar 'held this year and it's know for Place of worshipping with lots of Temple's and also known for various types of variety of foods and famous for Rose milk service from 60 years. And for those who are interested in clothes. A Big Textile market is situated here for shopping along with that a big main road bazaar for all items for shopping. In the time December a must visit place was "Papi kondalu" journey in Ship on river Godavari. It's a one day tour will have lots of scenic & natural beauty of Hills & mountains situated their. With in 5 km distance a Barrage constructed by 'Cotton' will be their in a place called Dowleswaram. A museum on 'Cotton' was situated their lots of knowledge and how the Barrage constructed & their details in that museum. And back to city places like Koti Lingala ghat which was second.

In the India around 1. 4 km long. Devi chowk, Azhad chowk, Iskon Temple, A street of Gold shops design's made of local hand crafted person and still a Lot's places to visit once you come here
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