This picturesque destination is located on the left bank of the mighty river Godavari, in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Surrounded by lush green paddy fields, coconut trees, and winding roads through quaint villages, Rajahmundry and its surrounding places are truly a visual treat.
Raja Mahendri, as it was known in the olden days, was ruled by the Eastern Chalukya ruler, Rajaraja Narendra in A.D. 1022. The remnants of fine palaces and fort walls can be seen standing to this day. The legendary Telugu poet Nannayya, also known as Adi Kavi, belonged to this place. Kandukuri Veeresalingam, a famous social reformer also hailed from Rajahmundry. Asia's largest rail-cum-road-bridge, across the Godavari river, is a major attraction here.
Relax and enjoy a boat cruise down the Godavari and you will be struck by the breathtaking beauty of Papi Hills. Take solace in nature and discover the true meaning of greenery at Pattiseema, another beautiful location. This is also a favourite spot for film makers. Kotilingalarevu (one million Shiva Lingas) is a famous Shiva Temple, which is located here and visited regularly by devotees. Visit Kadiyam nurseries, where you will find some of the most exotic varieties of flowers, in myriad hues, spread over acres of land. A sight that will simply take your breath away.
The Godavari Pushkaralu, is a festival which is celebrated here, once in 12 years. It is supposed to be a holy period, during which, the sins of anyone who takes a dip in the Godavari river will be washed away. Lakhs of devotees visit Rajahmundry during this period and the entire city is gaily decorated to welcome pilgrims.
Rajahmundry, with all its scenic beauty, and history, will be the holiday destination that you have always dreamt of.