The city of Rajahmundry is situated on the banks of the River Godavari. It was founded by Chalukya King Rajaraja Narendra in the 19th century. The city is considered to be India’s oldest city, with its official name being Rajamahendravaram.
It is best known as a Hindu pilgrimage destination, owing to the presence of several places of worship. It is thought to be the birthplace of the Telugu language. The main draw for visitors is a tour along the Godavari River and the scenic landscapes.
The River Godavari is considered a sacred river in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Every 12 years, the Pushkara Festivals are held at Pushkara Ghats along the river. Sometimes referred to as Southern Bombay, Rajahmundry is a prominent textile hub.
1. Godavari Bridge
The Godavari Bridge is India’s third-largest rail-road truss bridge. Also known as Kovvur- Rajahmundry Bridge, the bridge is a major tourist attraction. Spanning across 2.1 km atop the River Godavari in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
2. Iskcon Temple
Iskcon Temple is one of the most famous temples in Andhra Pradesh, India. Also known as Gowthami Ghat, this temple is a popular worship spot in Rajahmundry. It is known as the second-largest ISKCON temple in the Southern region of India after the ISKCON in Bangalore.
The temple is located on the banks of the Godavari River and was constructed by the ISKCON group, which stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
3. Pushkar Ghat
The Pushkar Ghat is located near the city of Rajahmundry on the banks of the river Godavari. There are several ancient temples nearby, such as Sri Kotilingeswara Temple and Sri Markandeya Swamy Temple. It is one of several important bathing ghats in Rajahmundry. The Ghat is crowded with devotees throughout the year. It is believed that taking a dip in its waters will wash away the sins of those who bathe at the spot. There are several important temples located nearby Ghat, which adds to its importance in the minds of devotees.
4. Gowthami Ghat
On the banks of River Godavari, there is a famous ghat called Gowthami Ghat. It is located in Thyagarajanagar. Rajahmundry city limits surround the ghat. From Rajahmundry’s city center, it is 2 km away.
The Gowthami Ghat is one of the auspicious ghats in the East Godavari district. In Gowthami Ghat, one can perform the final rituals of a deceased person as well as perform sacred rituals within the nearby temple. There is a free dress changing room and restrooms where you can take a holy dip in the Godavari river. You will find the temple of Kallu Bhagavan, the Vyasa Ashram, the Datta Peetam, and the Omkareswara Swamy temple here. Along the banks of the river Godavari, the environment is peaceful and calm. On a visit to the tourist attraction, visitors can also see Saraswati Ghat, Pushkar Ghat, and Padmavathi Ghat. Shopping is available at Kotagummam.
Visitors should take at least two hours to visit Gowthami Ghat. There is no entry fee to visit Gowthami Ghat anytime during the day. It is open every day.
In Rajahmundry, Dowleswaram is a small town. One of the top attractions in the region is Dowleswaram Barrage, which is built across the River Godavari. The dam was constructed by Sir Arthur Cotton. In memory of Sir Arthur Cotton, the town built a museum that features irrigation-related projects and demonstrations.
You are sure to be enchanted by the gorgeous scenery of Kadiyapulanka. The village is located 8 km from Rajahmundry, where floriculture and horticulture flourish. The nurseries here grow roses, jasmine, lilies, and chrysanthemums among other flowers. Plants such as alias, song of India, and archaea are grown here. Every year in January, there is a flower show where you can feast your eyes and senses on diverse collections of flowers. The colors of the flowers create a magical atmosphere.
Konaseema is a Region located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. A famous tourist attraction, it offers a range of options for sightseeing. It is located in the delta between the rivers Gautami and Vashishta, on the backwaters of the river Godavari. The land is renowned for its pristine beauty. A boat ride on the backwaters of the Godavari river is recommended during your stay at Konaseema. If you are looking for a getaway from the crowds of Rajahmundry, Konaseema is a great choice.
Pattseema is a spot located at a distance of 40 km from Rajahmundry. A beautiful area, it is home to two temples. Many Indian films are filmed here. Sri Veerabhadra Temple is the main attraction of Pattiseema. It is situated on a hill in the middle of the Godavari river. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is also a huge statue of Goddess Bhadrakali, with all her regalia and weapons. In Pattiseema, there’s another temple dedicated to Sri Bhavananarayana Swamy that’s always crowded with devotees.
9. Papi Hills
The Papikondalu mountain range is located in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, along the River Godavari (Western Godavari). The scenic beauty of Papikondalu is breathtaking. When the visitor draws closer to the hills, the mighty Godavari’s width narrows. Papi Hills along with the narrowing of the river and its twists and turns form a breathtaking visual experience.
Its beauty is often compared to that of Kashmir because the area around the ranges is picturesque and abundant with nature. A waterfall is also found within the ranges at Munivaatnam.
Maredumilli, a famous tourist spot in AP, is 87 kilometers from Rajahmundry. If you are a true nature lover and enjoy learning about tribal life, then this is a place you should visit. There are rivers, rapids, waterfalls, and camping regions in the area that make it a pleasant place for picnicking on the weekends. In the rainy season, the valleys become lush, green, and filled with fresh flora everywhere. From Kakinada, Vizag, and Hyderabad, Maredumilli is accessible. Visitors usually arrive during the day and leave in the evening. From Vishakhapatnam, it is about 225 kilometers away and will take you four hours.
It is really a nice place to visit with your family and friends. All above are the best Tourist places to visit in Rajahmundry. We hope this information will help you in planning a trip to Rajahmundry. If you have any queries, feel free to ask me in my comment section below or contact us.