Rajahmundry Tourism
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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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Manikanta Swamy
  • Manikanta Swamy
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews

"A beautiful place" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice place to visit any time. The rivers are fantastic. The Godavari river is an absolute to watch in Rajahmundry. The biryani is also great. Evenings are better in Rajahmundry. It is a town with pilgrim places. Nice to see such a wonderful place. I had done lot of shopping in Rajahmundry. I also visited lot of places. As the pushkaras are going to happen in 2015 the works are going on very fast. Finally it is a beautiful place
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Meghasyam Rauthula
  • Meghasyam Rauthula
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review

"Perfect for anyone to watch a beautiful place with river Godavari" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Rajahmundry is an important pilgrimage destination with a number of temples on the bank of the river Godavari. Rajahmundry also plays host to Pushkaram, the sacred festival that comes every 12 years. The festival lasts for 12 days and devotees flock from all over India to take a dip in the holy river.

The biggest attraction in Rajahmundry is the river Godavari.

Nearby places to must visit are
1. Papi Kondalu: A tourist spot, good to travel by boat for watching nature beauties. The lush green surroundings and the spectacular waterfalls make this an ideal from other picnic spot.
2. Pattiseema : Another natural beauty to watch near by rajahmundry. Owing to its visually attractive surroundings, the spot is a popular with film makers and many Telugu movies have been shot here.
3. Maredumilli : It is an thick dense forest with waterfalls and resorts, lovely to go.

Local food & Shopping:

The biggest shopping road near to river Godavari is called Kotagummam. which is an busy always and gives you pleasure of shopping.
Must eat food when went to Rajahmundry are
1. Mango pickle (aavakaaya)
2. Street-corner carts selling mirchi bhajji and masala carts (a mixture of onions and toasted rice).
3. Pootharekulu is sweet made of thin sugar wafers.
4. The Godavari fish known as 'Pulasa'
5. Mango varieties like banginapalli, rasaalu and kothaplli kobbari
6. Banana variety chakkarakeli
7. Bongu Chicken at Maredumilli.
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Rama Krishna
  • Rama Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Beauty of the place is beyond words!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited Rajahmundry as it is on way to Annavaram Temple. But the beauty of the place beyond words. It sits on the banks of the river Godavri. The city seems to be interlinked with the river. The river is part and parcel of the life of the people of the Rajahmundry. The city is like is like Hyderabad with various religious group living in harmony. Though there are probably less difference in living ways of both Godavari districts people. The city acts unofficial headquarters of both the districts. The city is major centre for conducting Godavari Pushkaralu. The journey seems to be not so tough as it is connected with both rail and road as well as air transportation. I would prefer the rail transport and the train journey gives you an ample example of beauty of Konaseema.

My favourite scenery of the train journey of the the agriculture green fields. It is such a beauty that you are totally immersed through out the journey. The best time to start the journey is at evening trains. The scenery with dropping sun is worth watching.

The local food is normal with Godavari cusine but it is surrounded by various areas with are famous for their special items. Kakinada Kaajalu, Atreyapuram Puutarekulu, Annavaram prasadam. The area have many fish and prawn growing ponds and is a good destination of fish and prawn crabs and food varieties. Andhra chepala pulusu or special cuisine for Godavari districts.
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Mickey Bharat
  • Mickey Bharat
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 1 Review

"Heart of river GODAVARI"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Place to visit once in a lifetime. Where you can see the beauty of GODAVARI between hills and beautiful villages. Place where one can enjoy with friends and family and with girl. Romantic place to if one stay a night in cottage beside bank of river GODAVARI.
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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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  • 149 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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