Rajahmundry Tourism

Rajahmundry Tourism

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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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Rajahmundry Traveller Reviews

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Md Zaheer
  • Md Zaheer
  • Soulseeker
  • 13 Reviews

"Amazing city"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2014
A very nice city in AP. The kalaniketan mall is great for shopping. the station area is very busy and the cost of living is also high. Almost every train will stop at Rajahmundry station. Seafood is also great here. The airport is accessible to bangalore and hyderabad, which makes it easy to travel.
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Radneliahs A
  • Radneliahs A
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful places and good hospitality of the locals"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2014
I visited Rajahmundry on Feb 2014 and chose it as my destination for many reasons.

Road cum Rail Bridge built by British Empire and its the longest in Asia. This bridge is built on River Godavari. The view is awesome and attracts more photographic lovers.

Its a wholesale market. Mostly famous for a wide variety of clothes for all ages and gender. This is the aspect where women are pulled towards this place. I saw people coming only for shopping. We get even at low prices. Depends on ones buying power.

The important aspect is the people give a great respect to each other. But for outsiders I just warn not to fall prey to the words they speak and convenience. I can say its all a style of making ones business.

Tourists can get accommodations at very affordable price. The railway and State Transport connect maximum places. This place is Between Visakhapatam (Coast city) and Vijayawada (Capital Of Andhra Pradesh).

So these are few reasons to share. I had a very pleasant stay here.

Places of visit are Papikondallu (River route), Bikavollu Vinayaka Temple (nearly 40 km) and public transport available, Pitapuram, Kakinada and many more. This spot is like a heritage spot and will satisfy all age groups. I guarantee you that you will love this place.
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Rajiv Santosh
  • Rajiv Santosh
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review

"princes of GODAVARI"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 16, 2014
It’s very fantabulous place I have ever seen, Asia's biggest road cum Rail Bridge, ancient temples and main thing is about Papikondalu boating as well as Dindi Resorts in the coast line of river Godavari. Coconut trees one side and Godavari River boating, we have to feel this in a trip, we can't say in words. I expect suggest you to get this experience in the upcoming days.
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Gagandeep Bavirisetty
  • Gagandeep Bavirisetty
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 1 Review

"Feel like you are somewhere in heaven"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2014
Rajhamandry is a good place to visit in winter season. The Godavari river makes you feel like you are somewhere in heaven. The holy bath in the river makes you so fresh. Rajamundry is an historical and pilgrim place in South India. It is in between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The holy river Godavari is an asset for the location.
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Prasad Polamara
  • Prasad Polamara
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 6 photos
  • 22 Reviews

"Hot but good!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2013
Rajhamandry is a good place to visit in winter season. The Godavari river makes you feel like you are somewhere in heaven. The holy bath in the river makes you so fresh.
The people here are very helpful, respectful. One can learn many things from the people over here.
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Saranya Devanathan
  • Saranya Devanathan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 146 Reviews

"Land of Godavari!"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2013
The town is on the banks of River Godavari. I sat in the steps of the river and enjoyed the sunset. Far away the train is going like a snake with sound of the train fading away. Boys are diving in the river keeping one boy's back as diving board.
Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the sunset if you don't want to get wet. For Rs.50, the boat took me for a 20 minutes ride. Very enjoyable ride especially under the rail cum road bridge.
Rajamundry special sweet, "pootharekhalu" or something they call, is very nice like our bakery puff.
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Seetha ramaiah  S a
  • Seetha ramaiah S a
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"My Rajamundry trip"

  • Posted Aug 3, 2013
Rajamundry is Historical and Pilgrim Place in South India. It is located between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The holy river Godavari is famous.There are so many temples and poets and writers of Telugu are born from the place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is famous for Rajamundry. Varieties of POOTHA REKULU is famous for, Rajamundry. Boating in godavari, International flower market at Kadium near Rajamundry. Main attraction PAPIKONDALU boating from Rajamundry ismile stone for tourists.

Activities & things to do: Boating is main activity.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is very near to Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. Trains from Howrah and all over India. No. of trains and APSRTC private travels from Hyderabad available.
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Viswanath G k
  • Viswanath G k
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Mar 27, 2013
The Destination was so nice and is very good for family trips

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing was excellent and any one can enjoy the nature's beauty

Activities & things to do: The staff in the journey were so helpful and they made the trip really a memorable one,

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If you are travelling with small kids, please carry lots of stuff as nothing is available in between
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Sarma Punyamurtula
  • Sarma Punyamurtula
  • 2 Reviews

"A city on the banks of River Godavari"

  • Posted Mar 27, 2013
Rajahmundry is an upcoming city full of life. It can be called as a pilgrim's paradise with many historical temples as well as newly built modern temples.
There is abundant greenery around the city with lush green paddy fields, banana trees, fruit gardens, etc. River Godavari when in full spate is a great sight.People are friendly and well-behaved.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You get tasty veg & non-veg food at reasonable price. Udipi Akshaya is the best hotel for vegetarians.
The recently built ISKON Temple, River Bay Complex, Gayathri Temple, etc must be visited. A trip to Papikondalu by river-criuse is enjoyable.
Varieties of fruits are available in plenty. For the best mangoes , one must go there in summer. Very big cloth shops are worth shopping for Sarees.

Activities & things to do: Visits to temples, long drive around the city to enjoy the nature and a river cruise.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Rajahmundry is well connected to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,Delhi and Kolkata with direct express trains. One can travel to the city by direct flight from Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. Cabs can be used for local travel. Avoid the period July- September as that is the rainy season.
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Guru prabhakar Medam
  • Guru prabhakar Medam
  • 3 Reviews

"Sharing the best"

  • Posted Mar 16, 2013
It is an amazing and thrilling experience that had at Rajahmundry. The abode of richness of nature mixed with blend of Telugu culture.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The things not to be missed are boat ride to papikondalu in the river.

Activities & things to do: Plan to trip in such way to enjoy the beauty of the Rajahmundry.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Need not take any precautions except making the time to be adjusted.
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