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.
River Godavari casts its spell over this peaceful city giving it a beauty that's pristine and pious. A fine medley of ancient and modern temples make it one of the important Hindu pilgrimages. One of the greatest engineering feat of our times, the largest rail-cum-road bridge, stands tall to welcome you to this part of the world.
Asia's largest rail-cum-road bridge on the River Godavari
The largest rail-cum-road bridge of Asia is built on River Godavari and links Kovvur and Rajahmundry. This bridge is supported by 56 pillars and bears testimony to the engineering prowess of the humankind.
Here's a miracle that you've to see to believe it. Witness River Ganga flowing from Lord Vishnu's feet. Constructed by Gundu Sobhanadriswara Rao in 1818, this ancient temple has Lord Mahavishnu carved out of a single, five-foot-high Saligramam (a rare fossil stone found in Nepal).
Legend has it that Indra was cursed by sage Gautama. In order to relieve himself of the curse he installed a Shivalinga and anointed it with water from one crore rivers. Hence, this 10th century temple is known as Kotilingeswara temple. Isn't one crore a figure that's unbelievable? Be here to find out.
In this relatively modern temple, listen to the familiar chantings of “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” and lose yourself in Krishna's aura that has spread all over the world. This is the residence of Lord Krishna and his followers. A huge temple built on the banks of River Godavari, the spectacular architecture is not to be missed.
Rallabandi Subba Rao Museum
Unravel the mystery of the past through the interesting range of artifacts like coins, sculpture, pottery, inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts. Established in 1967, this Government museum will reveal many secrets of the ancient era.
The museum timings are from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Fridays and public holidays.
If you are looking for some simple fun where you can unwind and enjoy an outing with your family, then this is the place to be. Take a walk along the Ghat, and enjoy nature's beauty. Also a place for children to have great fun.
Away from the hustle-bustle and amidst the tranquility, you can set yourself free in the beauty of the green hills here. These hills are located in a village named Perantala Palli, which is also famous for its spectacular waterfall at Munnivaatam. If you're looking to spend some time in nature's bliss, then this is it.
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Even God must be enjoying his stay at the temple of Shree Veerabhadra Swamy. Because this village on the banks of Godavari is abundant with scenic beauty. So inspiring that many filmmakers have shot their films here. Who knows you might catch a glimpse of your favourite stars?
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