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Reasons to go to Rajahmundry

1Home to the huge, riverside ISKCON Temple
Home to the huge, riverside ISKCON Temple

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dilip Sai adds, “Beautiful and natural place to visit there are four bridges constructed across the Godavari River. Road cum Railway bridge, Havelock bridge, Arch bridge and Gammon bridge.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh maskani says, “Ultimate boat ride in the Godavari to view Papi Hills The boat ride from Rajahmundry to Papikondalu or Papi Hills is one of the best boat rides in South India on Godavari River.


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Harsh sehgal

Harsh sehgal3.6/5

2 reviews

Business trip

The airport is very friendly. Under expansion now. Clean city and greenery is immense. The food options are wholesome. A great destination for sea food. Loose prawns is a must try. Coastal weather drives one to mostly use loose cotton clothes. Drink lots of coconut water which is readily avaialble

Ncparthasarathy Ncparthasarathy

Ncparthasarathy Ncparthasarathy4.3/5

1 review


Rajahmundry airport was very good. Lots of improvements seen after Mr. Naidu took over as CM in A. P. Road to it was full of greenery. In fact it's a good place for tourism. Godavari was awful. We can enjoy with boat trips etc.
You have lovely Kaajaa, pootarekulu and other sweets.

Recommended Duration in Rajahmundry

Number of days to spend in Rajahmundry as recommended by our travellers.

3 days


Rajahmundry Overview

History of Rajahmundry

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 birthplace 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 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.

People and Culture of Rajahmundry

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 that 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 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 that is found only during the monsoon season.

Accommodation in Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry is well-connected to other neighboring cities of Andhra Pradesh by rail and road. 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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Godavari Bridge, Rajahmundry

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Godavari Bridge, Rajahmundry
Godavari Bridge, Rajahmundry

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Godavari Bridge, Rajahmundry
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

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Visiting tirumala via alipiri steps was awesome
Papi Hills, Rajahmundry

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