Rajahmundry

Nestled on the banks of River Godavari, Rajahmundry is a city in Andhra Pradesh.

Rajaraja Narendra who founded the city in the eleventh century and named it Rajamahendrapuram. Over time, The city was ruled by many dynasties including the Chalukhyas, the Kakatiyas, and the Reddys. In the eighteenth century, it came under French Rule. Finally, the British took over and named it Rajajmundry.

Present day Rajahmundry is an industrial and trading hub. It is the second biggest cloth market in India. Its Bandarulanka production unit is famous for sarees with golden and silver borders. Rajahmundry is home to many multinationals - ITC Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline, GVK Industries, to name a few. Tourism is a big sector as well.

The city is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus. There are a number of temples on the bank of the river Godavari. Rajahmundry also plays host to Pushkaram, the sacred festival that comes every 12 years. The festival lasts for 12 days and devotees flock from all over India to take a dip in the holy river.

The city is the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is the birth place of the Telugu language. Adi Kavi or ‘Original Poet’ Nannayya gave Telugu grammar and a script here. Ever since, the city has been home to many famous literary personalities.

It is famous for its carpets and sandalwood objects. On your visit, remember to pick up these souvenirs for friends and family!

Rajahmundry has a tropical climate. The hottest season is from April to June, with temperatures routinely touching 40 degrees. The coolest months are December and January, and this is the best time to visit.

Tourist Attractions:
ISKCON Temple – Built by the ISKCON foundation, this huge temple rests on the banks of Godavari. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is thronged by devotees all around the year.

Papi Kondalu - This is a popular tourist spot. The lush green surroundings and the spectacular waterfalls make this an ideal picnic spot.

Rallabandi Subba Rao Museum - This museum has an interesting collection of coins, sculpture, pottery and palm-leaf manuscripts. A must-visit for history buffs!

Pattiseema – This place is known for its natural beauty. Owing to its picturesque surroundings, the spot is a popular with film makers and many Telugu movies have been shot here.

Top News

Tamilnadu Run 2018: On the Road

Tamilnadu Run 2018: On the Road

The second half of the Tamilnadu Run 2018.     After a successful weekend of practice and first day on the road, the Tamilnadu Run had more exploring to do. Here is Princely's final Rickshaw Challenge report until the Classic Run begins in more than two months!   Long Distance to Thanjavur &nb...
22 Oct, 2018 by David 
Tamilnadu Run 2018: The Story So Far

Tamilnadu Run 2018: The Story So Far

Princely tells all from the first few days of the Tamilnadu Run 2018.     We can't believe it's time for another Tamilnadu Run. It doesn't seem a year since last time. This event is the shortest on the Rickshaw Challenge calendar, which gives teams a chance to really get to know Tamilnadu and its amazing...
17 Oct, 2018 by David 
Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 5

Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 5

Princely's final update from the Mumbai Xpress 2018.     It had been a crazy event but the Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge 2018 eventually had to draw to a close. All teams had impressed by surviving despite the floods, the road closures, and the hangovers! Here is Princely's review of the final two day...
10 Oct, 2018 by David 
Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 4

Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 4

Princely gives us the lowdown on a crazy couple of days.     The Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge 2018 had been a real challenge so far, and days 11 and 12 were no different. Here is Princely's story:   Day 11 On Tuesday morning teams were in high spirits, excited about the destination Mysore...
3 Oct, 2018 by David 
Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 3

Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 3

Princely's third update from the Mumbai Xpress.     The Mumbai Xpress is always one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) Rickshaw Challenges of the year, and this year was particularly true. After a relatively relaxed first week, things really started getting adventurous! Here is Princely's report: ...
13 Sep, 2018 by David 
The Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 2

The Mumbai Xpress 2018: Update 2

Princely's second update from the Mumbai Xpress 2018.     After a busy few days training and navigating out of hectic Mumbai, by Day 5 this Rickshaw Challenge was only just beginning! The next few days for the Mumbai Xpress included a school visit, hill driving and, the golden sands of Goa. Here's the...
16 Aug, 2018 by David 
The Mumbai Xpress 2018: The Story So Far

The Mumbai Xpress 2018: The Story So Far

Princely's first update from the Mumbai Xpress 2018.     For the Rickshaw Challenge, August brings one of the most challenging events of the year: the Mumbai Xpress. With heavy rains forecast this year's event was always set to provide a real adventure, with, as ever, lots of fun along the way. Here is org...
15 Aug, 2018 by David 
Deccan Odyssey 2018: Day 9

Deccan Odyssey 2018: Day 9

Princely's final Deccan Odyssey 2018 update. After an incredible week, it was time for the final day of the Deccan Odyssey 2018. Arriving in Mumbai can be overwhelming, even if you don't drive yourselves as a part of the Rickshaw Challenge! Here is Princely's report on the events, and celebrations, of Day 9.   De...
26 Jun, 2018 by David 
Deccan Odyssey 2018: Day 8

Deccan Odyssey 2018: Day 8

Princely's penultimate report from the Deccan Odyssey 2018.     After the sightseeing of the previous day, on Day 8 the Deccan Odyssey got back on the road. On the penultimate stage of this Rickshaw Challenge, teams drove from Aurangabad to Nasik. Here is Princely's report:   Deccan Odyssey Day 8...
24 Jun, 2018 by David 
Deccan Odyssey 2018: Days 6 & 7

Deccan Odyssey 2018: Days 6 & 7

Princely's latest Deccan Odyssey Update     Deccan Odyssey teams had seen some amazing sights on Day 4 & 5, but nothing compared to what late in store on Days 6 & 7. Seeing the Ellora Caves is one of the highlights of the entire Rickshaw Challenge calender, and this year was no different. Here is ...
20 Jun, 2018 by David 

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
X

Come join us on our next rickshaw adventure! Book Your Place!

¤