Rajahmundry, also known officially as Rajamahendravaram, is a city located in East Godavari district Andhra Pradesh, India. This city is situated on the banks of Godavari River. The District of Rajahmundry was created in 1823, in the Madras Presidency. It was reorganized in 1859. In the same year, it was bifurcated into Godavari and Krishna districts. After division, Kakinada became the headquarters of East Godavari. It is now administered under the Rajahmundry revenue division. As per the 2018 Census, the place is the fourth most populous city in the state. The city is known for its Floricultural, Historical, Cultural, Agricultural, Economic, Tourism and Industrial potential and its Heritage. This place is also well known as the Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh for its rich cultural practices. The bridge across the Godavari River which is one of the longest of its kind connects the city with the town of Kovvur. There are also many more places to visit in this beautiful city. Let’s take a small tour of the famous attraction of the city-

1. Godavari Bridge

Godavari Bridge

Spreading over 2.1 km on the River Godavari in the city of Rajahmundry, in the territory of Andhra Pradesh. The Godavari Bridge is popularly known to people as Kovvur–Rajahmundry Bridge. It is a truss bridge spanning the Godavari River in Rajahmundry, India. It is India’s third longest road-cum-rail bridge crossing that has been established over a water body. The first one is The Bogibeel Bridge which is the rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra river in the Dibrugarh district of Assam state in north-east India, and second is Digha–Sonpur Bridge over the Ganges in Bihar. The bridge is also a significant wellspring of the travel industry as it offers pleasant views of the amazing sunset or sunrise in the skyline and converging with the sparkling water of the Godavari. Known to be synonymous with the human experience and culture of the city, the scaffold has a street deck over a solitary track rail deck.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

2. Dowleswaram Barrage

Dowleswaram Barrage

Dowleswaram is a little city in the Rajahmundry locale of Andhra Pradesh which was just a statistics town till 2011 and was as of late included completely in the company in 2013. The feature of the town is the Dowleswaram Barrage which is worked across River Godavari and is one of the top vacation spots in the area. The dam was worked by Sir Arthur Cotton. In the memory of the previously mentioned character, a historical center has additionally been developed around which showcases activities and demos identifying with the water system works.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1 Day
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

3. Pushkar Ghat

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake is known as Pushkar Sarovar to many people. It is located in the town of Pushkar in Ajmer district of the Rajasthan state of western India. Pushkar Lake is considered as a sacred lake of the Hindus. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats. Here pilgrims come in large numbers in order to take a sacred bath, especially around Kartik Poornima when the Pushkar Fair is held. A dip in the sacred lake is believed to cleanse sins and cure skin diseases as water is holy. Over 500 Hindu temples are situated around the precincts of the lake.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

4. Iskcon Rajahmundry, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Dasavatar Mandir

Iskcon Temple

One of the most well-known temple in Andhra Pradesh, Iskcon Temple is a recreational place in Rajahmundry. It is known as the second-biggest Iskcon Temple in the Southern district of India after the Iskcon in Bangalore. Also called Gowthami Ghat, this temple is a well-known love spot and is unquestionably worth a visit. The ISKCON Rajahmundry temple was constructed on two acres of land. It is situated on the bank of sacred river Godavari. This place has got its significance because many Rishis performed their Tapasya in this area. Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu met his disciple, Sri Ramananda Raya, then governor of Chennai province under the Devotee King Purushotham Maharaj. Famous conversation among the Lord Sri Chaitanya and Ramananda Raya took place on Godavari Bank. Because of that, this place is known as Ramananda Raya Gaudiya Math.

Timing- 7:30 AM To 8:30 PM
Time Required- 3-4 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

5. The Havelock Bridge

Old Godavari Bridge

The Old Godavari Bridge is also popularly known to people as The Havelock Bridge. It is a decommissioned bridge that spans the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was commissioned in 1900. Since then, the bridge has served trains plying between Howrah and Madras. It is the earliest of three bridges that have been constructed on the Godavari River at Rajahmundry. The Godavari Arch Bridge was later constructed in order to replace the Havelock Bridge. The bridge along with the Godavari bridge and Godavari Arch Bridge is the most recognized symbol of Rajahmundry and of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

6. Sri Markandeya Swamy Temple

Sri Markandeya Swamy Temple

It is a famous temple situated on the banks of river Godavari where the rituals happen throughout the year. During Shivratri, pujas are a must for the worshippers here. It is a good place to visit. There are a lot of Brahmins who will be ready to perform the poojas. A nice and peaceful place opposite the river. The architectural view of this place attracts most of the tourists towards it. In short, a perfect destination for inner peace.

Timing- 5:30 AM To 8:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

7. Rallabandi Subba Rao Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

The Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum is very famous for its cultural storage. One can unravel the mysteries of the past through the interesting range of artifacts here. Straightforward place exhibiting local, centuries-old finds such as coins, tools & pottery. It is truly a place to visit in the city to take a glimpse of the history of India.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 20 For Indians and INR 25 For Foreigners

8. Cotton Museum

Cotton Museum

Established in 1988, this historical center is dedicated to the memory of Sir Arthur Cotton who was the mastermind behind the change for the savage Godavari waterway into a manageable power value for the water system and water gracefully. He is prominently known as the ‘Delta Architect’ of the Godavari locale. the historical center narratives his work through pictures.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 25 For Indians and INR 25 For Foreigners

9. Maredumilli

Maredumilli is a landscape of undulating fields, evergreen woods and rich biodiversity. Situated in the East Godavari locale of Andhra Pradesh, which is known for its waterways, gorges and lavish greeneries, Maredumilli is a heaven for nature lovers, for the adventure lovers and for the strange explorer. The retreat, formally named Valmiki Valley Vana Vihara Sthali, is a charming home of nature’s best, offering its guests the most credible, natural encounters. With thick woods and the smell of the wild wrapping the district, a detonating check of widely varied vegetation, shining rapids spouting down the inclines and cleft and energizing campgrounds to investigate, Maredumilli is genuinely probably the best goal to pick from in Andhra Pradesh, to go through an end of the week from the madding city swarms and the tedium of your regular daily existence.

Timing- Daytime
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 25 For Both Indians and Foreigners

10. Annavaram

Situated in the East Godavari locale of Andhra Pradesh, Annavaram is a little villa on the banks of waterway Pampa. It is on the ridge of Ratnagiri, a good ways off of 142 kilometers from Hyderabad. The temple town is acclaimed for its hallowed place of Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy, a type of the Hindu divinity Lord Vishnu, and is run by travelers consistently. Annavaram Devasthanam is a holy place that is crowded by lakhs of enthusiasts consistently, a large portion of them who come to play out the uncommon supplication (Vrata), to satisfy the master they have come to worship.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1 Day
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

11. Papikondalu

Papikondalu mountain ranges run along the River Godavari (Western Godavari) and is situated in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Papikondalu is a sheer feast to the eyes regarding its grand magnificence. As the slopes become consistently nearer to the guest, the width of the compelling Godavari becomes smaller. As per this view looking like the center segment of a lady’s hair, it was at first named ‘Papidi’ Kondalu-Paidi in Telugu implies the center parcel of a lady’s hair. Afterward, it came to be known as Papikondalu in the neighborhood language. The stream narrowing, its exciting bends in the road alongside the Papi Hills structure an amazing visual encounter. Its excellence is regularly contrasted with that of Kashmir as the region around the ranges is curious and plentiful with nature. You must visit here once!

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Days
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

12. Rajahmundry Temples

Rajahmundry is home to a few famous temples that make this spot a pilgrimage spot. These are some of the famous temples that one must visit: Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Pattiseema, Ryali, Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, Iskon Temple.

Timing- 5:30 AMTo 8:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

13. Pattiseema

Situated at a distance of 40 km from the city of Rajahamundry in Andhra Pradesh, Pattiseema is a marvelous natural villa wrapped in the thick green timberlands of the Papikondalu slope extend and the Eastern Ghats. Inferable from its strange magnificence, beautiful scene and wonderful atmosphere, the town has recently picked up the travel industry potential and furthermore baits movie producers to catch the excellence of the spot. Flanked by the ravishing and glimmering Godavari waterway, the town resembles a green desert spring in the focal point of city disorder and discord and is broadly visited by sightseers looking for isolation and harmony. The feature of the town is the Sri Veerabhadra Temple which is roosted on the hillock and is devoted to Lord Shiva. The Temple also has a different place of worship of Goddess Bhadrakali which is profoundly respected by the Hindus. It is an ideal location for photography too.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

14. Draksharamam

Situated on the eastern bank of Godavari, Draksharamam Temple is one of the five generally amazing and conspicuous sanctuaries devoted to Lord Shiva in the nation. 40kms away from Rajahmundry, the temple architects goes back to the eleventh century. Draksharamam is ideal for a religious trip, the landscape around the temple is lovely and the journey to the temple is out and out excellent. The zone and the temple is also called ‘Dakshin Kashi’ – that implies its significance as a position of monstrous strict significance. The design of the old temple is captivating as it embellishes numerous engravings, images and visuals cut on them. There are a few stories that circumvent the development of this temple and the Sapta Godavari Kundam close to the temple. The architectural view of the temple attracts most of the tourists towards it.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 7:30 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

15. Goutami Ghat

Goutami Ghat is one of the head recreational places in Rajahmundry, it houses ISKCON Temple, Riverbay Resorts and Water park, Ayyappa Temple, Kailash Bhoomi. An ideal location for photography and inner peace. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to take a trip to Rajahmundry

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1 day
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

16. Dwaraka Tirumala

Arranged a ways off of 94 km from Rajahmundry, Dwaraka Tirumala is an old blessed town and a well-known spot in the territory of Andhra Pradesh. The feature of the town is the devout and adored hallowed place committed to Lord Venkateshwar. The temple is known far and wide for the goliath sculpture of Lord Venkateshwar at the posterior of the sanctuary. The temple is additionally called Chinna Tirupati after the managing god. How can you miss this place? Visit here once and have a happy vacation!

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 2-4 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

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