East Godavari District – Places to travel, Best time, Restaurants, Attractions

This district is one of the largest and populated districts in Andhra Pradesh. It was ruled by Mauryas, Sathavahanas, Vishnu Kundins, Eastern Chalukyas, Cholas, etc., and then by the British. This district is well known for its GDP and tourist attractions. The district has a rich heritage in literature and stands as the epitome of tourism in Andhra Pradesh.

The places in this district never let you down. The rich and the pure ambiance around never disappoints us in fact mesmerizes us and our hearts cannot help but walk with the beauty of it. Those who are missing a trip to East Godavari District are definitely missing something really important in life.

East Godavari has a wide range of tourism options to offer, some of which are as below:

Religious Tourism

1.AINAVILLI

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AINAVILLI

Located at a distance of 72km from Kakinada this is a land of unspoiled beauty. This place is dedicated to Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy. Devotees believed that visiting this place makes all their wishes true. There are two gopurams (towers) sculpted skillfully with tales and idols. A beautiful Ganapati idol was installed here by Vyasa Maharishi.

2.ANTHARVEDI

Located about 130kms from Kakinada this place is endowed with beautiful water of the sea, the Godavari to the west, and the Raktakulya River to the north. Some well-known spots of this place include Sagar Sangam and Chakrateertham. This place is also known as Mukti Kshetra of Lord Narasimha. An annual mela runs for about 9 days that is definitely a worth visit.

3.APPANAPALLI 

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APPANAPALLI

A remote village located from  72kms from Kakinada via Yanam.It is the second most important religious place in Andhra Pradesh after Tirupati. It is flanked by the Godavari on 3 sides. You can find good hotels or resorts in Appanapalli.

4.MURAMALLA

Located about 20km from Amalapuram this place is known for Sri Veereswara Swamy Vari Temple. It is a popular belief that those who are not able to get married for a long time will definitely get married after visiting this temple. Not only this but the wish of the couples aiming for a child is also fulfilled here.

5.PALIVELA

Located at a distance of 90 km from Kakinada this place is known for  Lord Uma Kouppulingeswara Swamy Temple. The idol of Lord Uma Kouppulingeswara Swamy was installed by Maharishi  Agastya. There are 7 Mandapas there which are named after 7 days of the week.

Cultural Tourism

KAKINADA BEACH FESTIVAL

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Kakinada beach festival

Kakinada beach also known as  NTR beach is a perfect place for beach lovers. Every year thousands of tourists visit the Kakinada beach festival. The horticulture from Kadiyam takes this festival to another level. Water sports are the main attraction of this festival.

KONASEEMA FESTIVAL

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Konaseema festival

An event celebrated with grandeur at Muramalla Village. Thousands of people from various parts of the district participate in this event. Basically, the beauty of this area is showcased in this Utsav. The prominent activities that take place here are 2k run, cultural programs, dance events, and many more

MANYAM JATARA

A three-day fair that celebrates customs, traditions, and culture of the tribal community. East Godavari District organizes this festival in collaboration with Tribal Development Agency. The festival is enjoyed by 60% local tribes and 40% tribes of other districts.

PERURU

A small village in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. It’s one of the oldest towns/villages in Andhra Pradesh. It’s filled with quiet and heritage places. One can easily reach Peruru within 3-4 hours from Rajahmundry.

PANDAVA METTA

Located near Peddapuram, Pandava Metta is a small town that portrays the exile period of Pandavas. On their journey to Rameswaram, Pandavas stayed in Peddapuram on a hill. That is this place is named after them.

Eco-Tourism

KADIYAM

Nearly 14 km from Rajahmundry, Kadiyam contains many lush green nurseries well known for plant species. You will find a variety of plants here and you can even buy them. A flower show that is conducted here in January is definitely worth it. Plants of this nursery are exported all over the world every year in large quantities.

PAPI HILLS

The Papi Hills is located in Rajahmundry-Bhadrachalam boat way. Surrounded by dense forest this is a beautiful place to hang out with friends and family. A national park is also located in Papi Hills which includes tigers, leopards, samba, and spotted deer. You can live in beautiful huts that are exclusively made for tourists’ stay. The most beautiful thing about this place is the alluring sunrise which adds to the beauty of this place.

RAMPACHODAVARAM

A tribal village located around 50 km from Rajahmundry is rich in natural beauty. This place is 26km from Maredumilli. It has a wide range of forests and waterfalls which are the most eco-friendly spots for nature lovers. The safari ride in the dense jungle is worth an experience.

PINJANRAKONDA

One of the best picnic spots in the East Godavari District. It is just 80km from Rajahmundry and 84km from Kakinada and 90km from Tuni. No direct bus service is available here.No bus service is available here. So you must have your own convenience. You can also go to the Yeleru reservoir project at Yeleswaram. The scenic view from Yeleswaram to Pinjarakonda is breathtaking.

CORINGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

This sanctuary is the second largest stretch of mangrove forest in India with 35 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species located 18 km away from Kakinada. You can for ferrying in the backwaters of Gowthami and Godavari rivers. It is also well known for saltwater crocodiles. The most fascinating thing is the 18km long sandpit which is the longest stretch in the northeast.

Final Note 

East Godavari District is one of the best districts in Andhra Pradesh be it tourism, religious developments, or cultural heritage. If you are planning a trip to Andhra Pradesh, do visit East Godavari district for getting a mind-blowing experience. You will find peace, calm, fun, and whatnot at East Godavari District. So pack your bags and explore the beauty of Godavari!

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