Rajamundry is called the birth city of Andhra Pradesh. The famed poet Nannayya originated the Telugu script here. It is also called ‘Rajamahendri’ named after the Chalukya King Raja Raja Narendra. It has a long and august history and is also the biggest and most populated city in the east and west Godavari districts. The cities nearest to Rajamundry are Kakinada (63 km) and Yanam (68 km). Rajamundry once the HQ of the Godavari district during the British rule has since flourished and become a thriving, progressive and industrialized city.
Places to Stay
Rajamundry has a number of good budget hotel options, such as Akhsay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Akankhsha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Rajamundry is Telugu.
Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, and Deepavali in the Karthika masam in October-November are celebrated here with fervour.
Places of Interest
Kotagumman (Fort Gate) was constructed by the Chalukya kings in the 8-11thof historical importance here. Another attraction is the fort of the Dutch Rajamundry was made almost 200 years ago, and was converted into a prison during British Raj.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Rajamundry is the Madhurapudi Airport (18 km).
Rajamundry is one of the biggest stations in Andhra Pradesh and is well connected to the rest of India.
There are daily bus services to Hyderabad, Tirupati, Guntur, Bangalore and other places in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The best bus operators that offer good experience to passengers are Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Kesineni Travels, SRM Travels, and Dhanunjaya Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience