Rajahmundry (Rajamahendri / Rajamahendravaram) is a beautiful city/major town and municipal corporation located in East Godavari of Andhra Pradesh. Located at the bank of River Godavari, Rajahmundry is said to be the fifth largest city in whole of Andhra Pradesh. Tagged as "Cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh", Rajahmundry has rich cultural and historical past.
The city, situated in Coastal Andhra region of Andhra Pradesh, is populated with 413,616 denizens including some surrounding places as per census taken in 2001. The city is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage and has beautiful places around that are worth visiting.
River Godavari is the prime attraction of Rajahmundry with two bridges over the river that are said to be the longest. Rajahmundry is adorned with number of ancient temples that are religiously and historically important. Rajahmundry is the venue of one of the largest holy congregations for Hindus called "Pushkaram" on the banks of River Godavari.
Pushkaram takes place once in twelve years where millions of Hindus from all over the country come and take a dip in Godavari River. On a particular day people offer prayers and make offerings to their departed family members and this festival lasts for twelve days.
Rajahmundry offers beautiful places to see in and around the city. Konnaseema and Pattiseema are the major regions of Rajahmundry that are beautiful scenic places. Many Tollywood films are shot in these places. Papikondalu in Rajahmundry is another major tourist attraction that draws loads of visitors to this place. A boat cruise on River Godavari to Papikondalu is a fantastic experience. Other nearby places like Samalkota, Biccavolu, Draksharamam, Anaparthi etc is worth visiting.
In the city the temples like Sri Sarangadhareswara Swami Temple, Syamalamba Ammavari Devasthanam, Sri Uma Markandeyeswara Swami Temple and many others satisfy your religious fervor.