A town and a mandal headquarters in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Kothapeta or Kottapeta is an agricultural town. The agricultural marketing committee in this town is quite prominent, since the majority of the population depends on agriculture. The‘SomavaramSantha’ (weekly market) is held every Monday. There are many temples in this town.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kothapeta. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Sri Brundavan Lodge near the bus stand that offers rooms starting from Rs.400 onwards.
VinayakaChathurthi, Dussehra and Christmas are celebrated here. Sivaratri is celebrated in the well-known PalivelaKoppeswaraSwamy temple.The Sankranthi (PrabhalaTheertham celebrations) in this town is considered the best in the entire Konaseema region. ThallamaThalli festival on Ugadi is very popular here.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Sri SrivalliDavashna Samata Subrhamayanwara Swami Temple in Vadapalem (7kms), PalivelaKoppeswaraSwamy temple near bus stand are places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (49kms).
The nearest railway station is at Kadiyan (25kms)
KothapetaBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Dhanunjaya Travels, SaiAnjana Travels and Sindhu Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.