The town of Kanigiri in Andhra Pradesh holds tremendous historical significance. The word Kanigiri is composed of two Sanskrit words namely Kani, which means 'to see' and Giri meaning 'hill'. Located close to the coast of the Bay of Bengal, it was once the capital city of the kingdom ruled by Katama Raju. Surrounded by the Eastern Ghats, Kanigiri was once called Kanakapatnam.
Places to Stay
There are quite a few hotels in Kanigiri. Some of them are Swarna Palace, Sri Balaji Residency, Kapila Lodge and Asritha Lodge.
The official language spoken in Kanigiri is Telugu. However, Hindi and Tamil are also spoken here.
Onam in the month of February is celebrated with great fervour by the locals.
Places of Interest
Sri Venkateswara Swami Devalayam, Sivalayam, Aksa Mosque and Kanigiri Durgam Baptist Church are some of the places that are a must see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Kanigiri is situated at Vijayawada, which is 200 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Kanigiri is at Nellore, which is 131 km away.
Kanigiri has a bus depot with buses from Kanigiri connecting to major cities such as Chennai and Hyderabad. Bus operators such as Meghana Travels and Raja Travels ply on this route and offer good experience for passengers. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.