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  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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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Santosh Kapil

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  • Santosh Kapil
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review
  •  40 readers

"Historical city Rajahmundry" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place to go!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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  •  1 helpful vote
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"Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"Very good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  372 readers

"A Historical place to visit onece in a life time"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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Satish P

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  • Satish P
  • Lives in Vizianagaram
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good city for family visit!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
In its earlier days, it was called Rajamahendravaram. The city is most notable for its historic agricultural, economic and cultural backgrounds. Hence, the city is also known as the Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh. One of the largest road cum rail bridge is on the Godavari River, connecting Kovvur and Rajahmundry.
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Vinay raj  Muppana

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  • Vinay raj Muppana
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Lot to explore"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2015
There are lot to explore in Rajahmundry, the British history been in there and show British contribution to India this is the only place where they celebrate sir Arthur Cotton's birthday. In here you can see good scenic beauty of river Godavari and have museum on Telugu language.
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Sai Mudragalla

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  • Sai Mudragalla
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Improved a lot"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 16, 2015
The city roads and sanitation were improved by government for the Pushkara, it has an history of about 150 years earlier it was called Rajamahendri, our CM improved Rajahmundry a lot, when compared to earlier it was awesome and everyone must visit this great place.
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Vijay Theeda

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  • Vijay Theeda
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"Fantastic environment with greenery all around"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
You can get what you required and need, a food with all types of varieties of taste and quality too. Fantastic environment with all greenery and temples all around, people can easily adopt to this environment. Godavari is one of the main achievement.
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