Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry is a city in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India.

Understand

Rajahmundry was founded in the 11th century by Raja Raja Narendra. It is the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh and the city is the birthplace of Nannayya, a Telugu poet.

Telugu, is the major language. Almost everyone can understand a few words in English and it should be sufficient for basic conversations and transactions. Local people under the age of 30 years may be able to converse in fluent English as that language has been taught in the schools for many years.

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°C) 29 31 34 40 47 42 36 33 32 32 30 29
Nightly lows (°C) 18 21 24 27 30 27 26 25 24 23 21 19

Sunmap

The climate is mostly hot and humid, with mostly a tropical climate and therefore no distinct seasons. The mean maximum temperature is 36 °C. The hottest season is from April to June, with temperatures ranging from 34 °C-48 °C -- with maximum of 51 °C recorded in May 2007. The coolest months are December and January, when it is pleasant at 27 °C – 30 °C. There is a lot of rain due to the monsoon and cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal.

Get in

By plane

Rajahmundryairport (IATA: RJA) at Madhurapudi is serviced by flights from Hyderabad and Chennai. Jet Airways and SpiceJet operate flights currently. Most flights are to/from Hyderabad and almost always around 11:00. The Airport is 12.1 km away from the city centre. Prepaid cabs are available.

By train

The city is on the Howrah-Chennai main line running across the eastern coast. It is 150 km (2.5 hours) from Vijayawada and 220 km (3.5 hours) from Visakhapatnam which is better connected by air, including international flights. All the trains between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada stop here.

The Railway station is almost at the centre of the city, and the cheapest mode of transport are autos, though tourists would do well to fix a rate before hand, and make sure the driver knows the destination. Taxis are available at the railway sattion.

Train timetables, ☎ +91 883 242 3535

Rajahmundry Railway Station front view

By car

Located on NH5, the city is on the east portion of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Kolkata and Chennai.

By bus

Rajahmundry has 4 bus stations.

The main APSRTC Bus complex is located on the Morampudi High Road.

The Kotipalli bus stand is in Innispet, Gokavaram bus stand is in Aryapuram, and the Kakinada bus stand is near Kambalcheruvu.

The town is well connected to all cities and nearby villages.

By boat

There is no way to visit Rajahmundry by boat except from Bhadrachalam by way of the River Godavari.

See

Dowleswaram Barrage
ISKCON temple

Do

There are many ritual places of visit including Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Pattiseema the famous Siva temples. One temple at Ryali has both a god and a goddess in a single idol called Jaganmohini Avataram.

Other local destinations are; Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, Water Park, Gowthamighat, Iskon Temple, Pushkar Ghat, Everbusy RJY Main Market.

Movie Theatres

Rajahmundry is one of the highest centres of box office revenues in South India. On an average day gross collections would be over ₹8 million.

Buy

Rajahmundry is also called Southern Bombay. It is the commercial capital of the two Godavari Districts. The city is famous for textile business.

Mahatma Gandhi WholeSale Cloth Complex has around 500 wholesale cloth shops catering to the retailers in Godavari, Khammam and Visakha districts. A wide variety of clothes is available at lower prices.

Rajahmundry is also famous for variety of furniture manufacturers. Top quality furniture is bought by people from nearby districts. One of the most reputed furniture manufacturers is 'Madireddy Bangaram and Sons' who've been in this field since 1909.

Rajahmundry is home to many traditional pen-making shops ( viz. Ratnam Pens near Fort Gate) where people can place orders for a variety of vintage style fountain pens in bulk.

Eat

Traditional sweet of the Godavari area

Budget

Mid-range

Drink

Sleep

There are a wide variety of options for travellers, from business travellers, to nature lovers.

Cope

Hospitals

Government and major private hospitals

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