Rajahmundry which is also known as Rajamahendravaram, is the biggest city in the east and west Godavari districts. Also known as the ‘Cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh’ it is popular for its vedic culture and intellect. Located at an altitude of 14 mt above sea level, Rajahmundry is situated on the banks of river Godavari and is a popular place to holiday.
The city experiences tropical climate therefore there is no distinct season. The climate remains hot and humid for most part of the year and can be visited all the year round, except during summer months from April to June, when the weather can get too hot. A good time to visit the city will be during the 10 day Ganesha festival held in the month of August-September. All the flights at Rajahmundry land at the Rajahmundry domestic airport which is around 19 km from the Rajahmundry city and is well connected from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.
The most popular attraction at Rajahmundry is the river Godavari as numerous ghats and parks are located on its banks.The three bridges over the river are the longest in South India. If you are interested in knowing the heritage of the city, then plan a visit to Sir Arthur Cotton Museum in Dowleswaram. Gowthami Ghat is a great attraction which has a temple, a water park and river bay resort. Venkateswara Swamy Temple located at Nallamandu Street and Ashta Lakshmi Temple at Vankayala Vari Street is famous for their architectural marvels. On your trip to Rajahmundry, tourists should not miss the river cruise on Godavari to Pattiseema. Maredumilli - a thick dense forest with waterfalls and resorts, Dwaraka Tirumala and Draksharamam are some of the attractions located outside the city. The nearest international airport connecting Rajahmundry with the rest of the world is at Vishakhapatnam, while the next well linked domestic airport is the Vijayawada airport.
Eating & Shopping
Rajahmundry mainly offers Andhra cuisine, although varieties of multi cuisine restaurants too are available. The rare breed of fish Pulasa, which is available only during the monsoon is a local delicacy. Rosemilk is very famous in Rajahmundry for its taste and a small stall near Bommana Brothers on Main road is legendary for its rosemilk. Main roads of DeviChowk, Danavaipet, Prakash Nagar and Syamala Nagar are the most happening places full of restaurants.
The city is famous for its cloth and textile industry and there are many khadi Gram-udyogs, Khadi Bhandars etc. where you can get fine quality of handlooms. Silk clothes and sarees with gold/silver bordered hand woven sarees and gold and silver ornaments are very popular. Mahatma Gandhi Cloth Complex which is one of the biggest shopping complexes in AP is the best place to shop in Rajahmundry.
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