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Rajahmundry is a city in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India.
Rajahmundry is the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. Founded in the 11th century by Raja Raja Narendra, the city is the
birthplace of Nannayya, the Adikavi of Telugu literature.
One can travel from Hyderabad , Vijayawada and Chennai and soon from Kolkata by plane. The Air Deccan Airlines runs
planes daily from Hyderabad and Chennai.
The city is on Howrah-Chennai Main coastal railway track. It is 2.5 hours journey from Vijayawada and 3.5 hrs journey from
Visakhapatnam which is well connected by Air traffic. It is 150KM from Vijayawada and 220 km from Visakhapatnam. for
Train timings contact +91883-2423535
Located on NH5, the city is on the east portion of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Kolkata and Chennai.
Rajahmundry has 4 bus stations . The main APSRTC Bus complex is located on the Morampudi High road. The Kotipalli
bus stand is in Innispet, Gokavaram bus stand is in Aryapuram, and the Kakinada bus stand is near Kambalcheruvu.
The town is well connected to all cities and nearby villages.
There is no way to visit Rajahmundry by boat except from Bhadrachalam through River Godavari.
There are so many ritual places of visit viz., Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Pattiseema the famous Siva temples.
One temple at Ryali is having a idol with both god and goddess in a sigle idol called Jaganmohini Avataram.
And many more places to visit in & around like.. Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Temples.. Annavaram,Dvaraka Tirumala.
And Water Park , Gowthamighat, ISCKON Temple, Pushkar Ghat, Everbusy RJY Main Market.. etc
Rajahmundry is the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. The first poet in the Telugu Literature called Nannayya hails
from this place. Sri Kandukuri Veerasalingam Pantulu who is known as the south indian Raja Rammohan Roy belongs
to this place.
* Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Pattiseema, which is picturesquely located on a hill known as Devakuta Parvatha in
the middle of the Godavari river. Pattiseema is 120 kms from Eluru. The place held a pleasant surprise for city dwellers.
The famous temple of Sri Veerabhadra is picturesquely located on a hillock known as Devakuta Parvatha situated in the
middle of the river Godavari. As per mythology, Veerabhadra is born out of the lock of Shiva hair during his tandava
performance on sighting his wife getting burnt in the fire of the yagna being conducted by Daksha, his father-in-law.
You have to cross the river on board a crude motorboat to reach the temple.
* Papi Hills The Most Popular location, for every visitor of Rajahmundry. Cruise Boat Service from Rajahmundry to
famous papikondalu is a must visit giving you a spell binding view of the nature, and a very exciting experience in
Godavari River Cruise. Boat Trips from Rajahmundry / Purushottama Patnam would cost your Rs.500/- onwards, by
some Professional Operators who can be contacted on 9177186220,9912868889. Services are provided in A/c Cruise
with Veg. & Non. Veg Food and fantastic Night Halt in Bamboo Cottages Huts a KOLLURU ISLAND. A life time
Rajahmundry is also called Southern Bombay. It is the commercial capital of the two Godavari Districts. The city is
famous for textile business.
Mahatma Gandhi WholeSale Cloth Complex has around 500 wholesale cloth shops catering to the retailers in
Godavari, Khammam and Visakha districts. Wide variety of clothes will be available at lesser prices.
Rajahmundry is also famous for variety of furniture manufacturers. Top quality furniture is bought by people from nearby
districts. One of the most reputed furniture manufacturers is Madireddy Bangaram and Son who have been in this field
since 1909 and is being currently managed by Mr.Madireddy Narasimha Rao.
* JK Restaurant- Awesome food
* sri vijaya durga oilmill.
* Akshaya Pure Veg Restaurant
* Mourya Restaurant Good food
Kotagummam the commercial area in Rajahmundry you will find a flavored milk called Rose Milk. This milk is being
served here for more than 50 years.
The Rose Milk is available in three flavors: Plain,With Kova and With Semiya
* laxman rao bajjila bandi (kanchumarti vari street), (near main road), ? 9866762880. water luring bajjis of different
varieties of vegetables like potato, chilli, brinjal, tomato, capsicum and also famous for varities of mixtures
(paper, boondi, and pakodi) edit
* Satish (Mixer), Venkateswara Mixer Stall (Kanchumarthi Vari Street, beside Pothula Paddayya gari Building),
? 9849280601. This is Mixer Stall.
There are so many good hotels including Star hotels in Rajahmundry for better stay.
* Anand Regency is a 3 star hotel with comfortable rooms and nice ambience.
* River bay is the best of the lot, offering a great view of the godavari. the hotels itself comprises of cozy cottages
adjoining the godavari. The food is great. The continental part of it good.There is also a water park and a health club.
BOTTOM LINE its THE classiest one in RJY
* Godavari cruise
* Dindi AP Tourism resort and houseboats
* Maredumilli forest retreat
* Annavaram 70km
* Dowlaiswaram barrage
* Cotton museum
* ONGC base complex
* Bakes and cakes
* Goutami Ghat
* River Bay ( THE Water park there)
* Movie theaters
* Anand sweets chat outlet
* Ryali is located 40 Km from Rajahmundry, 74 Km from Kakinada and 34 Km from Amalapuram and it is situated
between the rivers Vashista and Gautami, Tributaries of river Godavari, this is the site of the renowned Jagan Mohini
Kesava Swamy temple. The exquisite idol, made of black stone depicting Maha Vishnu and Mohini on its front and
rear sides, is a real marvel of sculptural dexterity.
History Of Godavari River
Godavari River is considered to be a sacred river in India like the Ganges and the Indus Rivers. It flows in the east
across the Deccan Plateau traversing through the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It flows in a
south-eastern direction in order to evacuate in the Bay of Bengal through two mouths. The major tributaries of the
Godavari are Indravati River, Bindusara River, Manjira River and Sabari River. It travels a distance of 1,465
kilometers before it drains into the Bay of Bengal.
Origin of Godavari River
The origin of the Godavari River is at the Trimbak in the district of Nasik in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The river
runs almost for a length of 1,465 kilometers and has a total catchment area of 31 mha. The river flows in the
eastward direction through the states of Maharashtra and joins the Bay of Bengal in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The main tributaries of the River Godavari are Penganga, Pranahita, Indravati, Manjeera, Sabari and Manair.
The River Godavari is India`s second largest river.
History of Godavari River
Godavari River in IndiaThe history of Godavari River relates to its birth and flow across the plains. This river starts
flowing at the Western Ghats and moves in the direction of the Eastern Ghats. The river flows in the southern
India and is considered to be one of the seven sacred rivers. This river originates from the hills situated at the
rear region of the village Tryanibak, located at Nashik district in Maharashtra. A huge reservoir is positioned at the
hill from which the river originates.
Below Rajahmundry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the river splits into two streams that widen into a large river
delta, which provides an extensive navigable irrigation-canal system, the Dowleswaram Barrage which links, the
Krishna River delta to the southwest. There is another dam on the Godavari just after the source of the River at
Trimbakeshwar. In the Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh state, there is a multipurpose project on this sacred
river called the Sriramsagar Project. The River Godavari possesses 313,000 square kilometres of drainage area
and it spreads over seven states which include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa,
Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. The major towns on the bank of the Godavari are Adilabad, Nanded, Basara,
Rajamundry, Trimbakeshwar, Kopargaon, Nashik and Paithan.
Godavari is a sacred river of the Hindus and has several pilgrim spots along its banks. The major ones are
Trimbakeshwar, Nasik where one of the four Sinhastha Kumbh Mela is held, Paithan, Nanded, Pattiseema
and Basar. After every twelve years, Pushkar Mela, a major bathing festival is held on the banks of the river.
An irrigation-canal system which links the delta of Godavari River with the delta of Krishna River in the
southwest has made it one of the richest rice-growing regions in India.
The geology of Godavari River suggests soil with rich alluvium deposits. River Godavari is under the serious
threat as a result of the growing civilization and industrialization. The river has been drying at a disturbing
rate due to the pollution fashioned by the factories. The main reason behind the pollution of Godavari River
is the small Nakavaggu rivulet that joins the Manjira River, a tributary of the Godavari. Nakavaggu rivulet is
not a source of life in its course.
The religious importance of Godavari River adheres to the existence of several pilgrimages along the river.
Apart from Ganga River and Yamuna River, Godavari also holds the exceptional religious importance in India.
Godavari is one of the sacred rivers in India. As per Puranas, the River Ganga should be visited by someone
after visiting the River Godavari. There are several pilgrimage places on the banks of the river Godavari.
The major spot of pilgrimage is Trimbakeshwar temple, the ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Nanded Takht Sri
Hazur Sahib is one of the sacred places among the Sikhs, while Bhadrachalam Rama Temple is the temple
of Lord Rama and many more. Places of pilgrimage along River Godavari holds a special significance since
decades for sages like Baladeva and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The Godavari has been held as a special place
of pilgrimage for thousands of years. Many famous personalities like Baladeva (5000 years ago) and more of
late Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (500 years ago) took bath in her waters as an act of worship.
The River Basin of Godavari River is one of the most cultivable lands in India. The River basin of Godavari River
is mostly rich cultivable land. However, domestic pollution in this basin is the biggest polluter of the River
Godavari, accounting for almost 82 per cent of total pollution, while industrial pollution is recorded at about
18 per cent. Ecological significance of River Godavari and it`s including states rank the fifth position in India in
the section of bio diversity. India supports about 10 percent of the world`s Biological Diversity, with just 2 percent
of the worlds land area, thus making it the seventh richest bio-diversity country in the world. This difference
bestows a great responsibility on the government with the responsibility to protect and conserve the rich floral,
faunal and ecological diversity of Godavari river basin.
There are several major towns and cities along the River Godavari. River Godavari has been serving as the life
giver and sanctifier for most of the towns in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. In the state of Maharashtra, the
towns of Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, Kopargaon, Paithan, Mahegaon deshmukh and Nanded are located along the
River Godavari. While in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the cities and towns of Basara, Dharmapuri, Kaleshwaram,
Mancherial, Godavarikhani, Bhadrachalam, Rajamundry, Kovvur, Tallapudi and Narsapur lie in the banks of River
The tributaries of River Godavari are responsible for the supply of water in the states of Andhra Pradesh,
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. The Godavari River has a number of tributaries and distributaries that flow in the
Godavari River Basin. Some of the rivers of this basin are Kolab River, Indravati River, Bandiya River, Pranhita
River, Dina River, Wainganga River, Sati River and many more.