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East Godhavari , Andhra Pradesh

A city and a municipality in the state of Andhra Pradesh, it is known as the Fertilizer city. A place which is on the verge of a boom due the many fertilizer plants that are established here this is one city which is developing at a rapid pace. A very well planned and populous city, it is also a pensioner’s paradise and a place that attracts people to settle here from all over. A place under the Special Economic zone, it is also on the verge of rapid industrialization. Kakinada is truly a port city. One of the cities which has a small island called Hope Island about 5 km away filled with scenic splendour, it makes quite a natural port city. It is home to two ports, an anchorage port and a deep water port. Kakinada's deep-water port is the second largest in the state after Visakhapatnam port and is the first port in the country to be built. Though one of the place which is not very famous for its tourism, yet it has a lot to contribute to the industry. A place situated in the midst of many natural formations it has some splendid beaches which needs to be more developed and tourist friendly. There is a mangrove forest which as everyone knows is the hub of great biodiversity. This offers you flora and fauna which you never would have believed exited. Lastly the Godavari delta is one of the most interesting and picturesque places to visit. A place which today is very importance for being the hub of commercialization, it still has a rich past for all those searching for it and enough splendors to never regret visiting it.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 30.0°C /86.0°F 46 mm 20feet 12223.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Sep-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Adurru


    "Adurru is located on the western bank of the Vainetaya branch of Godavari river which is around 9.5 km from sea. The village is quiet close to Nagaram and is a part of the east Razole taluk of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.\nThe place is famous for a mound which the localites call Dubaraju Gudi. Excavations carried out in the year 1953 brought to surface a mahastupa which measures 17 feet in diameter. A raised platform surrounds it all around. The excavations also revealed shreds of jars, troughs, dishes and bowls of red and kaolin. The excavation site covers an area of 2.04 acres and makes for a worthwhile visit during your Buddhist trip to Andhra Pradesh.\nBy Air - The airports at Hyderabad and Vizag are the closest airport from Adurru.\nBy Rail - The nearest railway station from Adurru is located in Rajahumundry, around 130 km away.\nBy Road - Adurru is well connected by road. Buses run from Machilipatnam which is 17 km away. Machilipatnam, itself is 70 km from Vijaywada and well connected to it by road."

    Adurru

  • Coringa Sanctuary


    "Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India.[2][3] It is the second largest surviving stretch of mangrove forests in India with 24 mangrove tree species, and more than 120 bird species. It is home for the critically endangered White-backed Vulture, and Long Billed Vulture.[1]"

    Coringa Sanctuary

  • Draksharamam


    "Draksharama (Telugu: ?????????????) is a temple in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh in South India. Draksharama temple is one of the Five Powerful temples of Lord shiva, known as Pancharama Kshetram\nThe Siva deity is known as Bhimesvara Swamy. The temple is situated on the eastern bank of Godavari River. The consort of Lord Bhimesvara is Manikyamba. According to local belief the Siva linga at the temple was installed and established by the god Surya. Maha Shivaratri, Devi Navaratrulu, Karthika Masam, and Dhanurmasam are the main festivals celebrated at this temple.\nAccording to local legend, the temple was built by angels in one night. The construction of the perimeter wall could not be completed before sunrise and still stands incomplete. Several attempts have been made to construct the uncompleted part of the wall but all those efforts have failed with the constructed wall collapsing within a few months.[citation needed]\nAs per the Government of India, the temple construction was started in mid 800 AD and completed somewhere around the 11th century. The construction of the temple is a marvel, consisting of a two-staired mandapa and two walls, one inside of the other. The inner temple (Garbhaalaya) made it a very profound and cultural work of architecture in those times. Its architecture is still a library for students of architecture. The ventilation of the inner temple is impressive. The temple is always full of light and air with very good ventilation. The temple's two-stair mandapa is impressive, and the pillars in the temple are skillfully and delicately carved. Many Shasanas (Official & Historical Registry Chronicles) have been written on the stone walls of the temple from time to time, from legions of Chola & Sathavahanas to Vijayanagra & Reddy Kingdoms that ruled over centuries. The scripts are Dravidian, Tamil, Devanagri, and Telugu scripts in both Sanskrit and Telugu languages.\n108 Shivite temples were built after 800 around this temple in a radius of 40 kilometers. Some purohits have this list.\nThe village is called Dakshina Kasi. The Siva Linga in this temple is said to be one large crystal which is 2.6 meters high. Shiva is accompanied by Dakshayani, who is the first wife of Shiva (also the daughter of Daksha, and therefore named Dakshayani). Manikyamba goddess, said to be one part of the 18 pieces of Sati Devi that fell here, is a Shakti Peetha. It has one of the world's longest siva linga.\nThe inner sanctorium has a pedestal built for the archakas to perform rituals. The inner sanctorium is very dark, so much that one cannot see without a some sort of light. Legends say that the inner walls of the temple were once filled with diamonds that provided the required light. When Aurangazeb invaded the temple to plunder the riches, all the diamonds turned to stones. Archakas show the walls adorned with diamond-shaped rocks as proof of this.\nThere is another small temple within the main temple. One legend says that as ages go by, the height of humans would reduce to such an extent that the current temple would become a huge gigantic structure, and hence another temple was built for the tiny people of the future. Another legend says that the tiny temple is for the tiny creatures that inhabit the land. And some say that it's the prototype of the temple."

    Draksharamam

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