Travel - Papikondalu


The favorite destination for hundreds of nature lovers, Papi Hills is a lovely place and the beautiful scenery of Papi Hills, the waterfalls at Munivaatam, and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal area give a pleasant look and peace to visitors, making it a special attraction for tourists.
It settled for ‘Papi Kondalu’ as the original name for this hill range was ‘Papidi Kondalu’. this range looks like a well designed partition that splits river Godavari, this name was coined.

Small water falls, water streams, thick rain forest and other flora and fauna adds to scenic beauty of PapiKondalu. A legend about Papi Kondalu is the Lord Rama and goddess sita dwelled here during the vanavasa.
Considerable percentage Telugu movies are shot in Rajahmundry and east Godavari district. (Papi Kondalu is important attractions for these movie makers). Ramadasu, Apadbhandavudu, Godavari, are few of the popular movies shot here. The boat takes you till Parentallapalli in Khammam district the abode of lord shiva

On weekend launch ride in Godavari is the trip down the river from kunavaram would lead to a different world where the nature delights the naked eye of Pilgrims and tourists with grand spectacles. The hilly countryside patch-worked with tiny farm plots, the landscapes dotted with tribal habitations, the river banks forested with the timber reserves, the fresh air and the deep river all blend tighter to make it a magic place. They present ideal settings to enjoy the nature. people stop and stare at The beauty of the uncrowned spaces all along the river.
The boat ride commences at Polavaram in summers because of low water levels and in Pattiseema at all other times.

The boat ride leads you to countryside patch-worked with tiny farm plots, the landscapes dotted with tribal habitations, the river banks forested with the timber reserves, the fresh air and the deep river all blend tighter to make it a magic place. They present ideal settings to enjoy the nature.
The beauty of the uncrowned spaces all along the river makes people stop and stare.Actual Papi Kondalu is a place where the width of Godavari is Narrowest less than a KM). From distance you would feel that both the hills are merging together however the boat cruises through the narrow width of Godavari and this is the best of the entire trip.

As part of tourism promotion packages the ride in the river has been introduced. It has become an enjoyable outing for the tourists who prefer to spend a weekend in the temple town. Powered with the engines of 100 to 150 hp the launches take six hours to cover journey.The river winds and twits through interesting rock formations the disallow the use of speed boats.This boat facility is from Rajamandri

A night stay on the river side near papikondalu cn be mind blowing. Star gazing while sleeping on the banks of the river Godavari will surely bring out poet in you.