Kakinada

A famed port city, Kakinada, formerly called Cocanada, is one of the largest cities and the district headquarters of East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures. One side showcases rich cultural heritage, while the other side will leave you in awe of its success in industrialization and architectural grandeurs.

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Adurru is a historical site located on the western bank of the Vainetaya branch of Godavari river. The village is quiet close to Nagaram and is a part of the east Razole taluk of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 75 kms from Kakinada city center.

Adurru (or locally DubarajuGudi) is a 2400 year old Buddhist site in Razole taluk of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh close to the banks of river Vainetaya, a tributary of river Godavari river very close to the Bay of Bengal. The foundation of the stupa here was laid by Sanghmitra, Ashoka's daug...

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The famous Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswaraswamy Temple is one of the Pancharama Kshetras that had been made in the honour of Lord Shiva. It is located in the Samarlakota region of the East Godavari district at Andhra Pradesh. There are other four temples which are namely the Amararama, the Draksharama, the Ksheerarama and the Somarama. This temple being located in the Samarlakota district, is about 15 kms from the main city of Kakinada, and can be easily availed by car or public transport.

The Sri Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswaraswamy temple is a temple located in the region of Samar...

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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
20 kms from Kakinada city limits
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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve situated about 20 kms away from the main city in Kakinada and the Kakinada Yanam state highway. The sanctuary is located around the delta region of Godavari and home to the second largest mangroove forest.

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary being quite easy to reach, happens to be the home to as many as 39 species of mangrove plants, 130 species of rare birds and numerous other species of flora and fauna. The Coringa Wildlife sanctuary is famous for being home to the one of the most critically endangered white-backed vulture and also the lon...

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Draksharamam Shakti Peetam
34 kms from Kakinada city limits
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Draksharamam is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Bhimeswara Swamy temple in this town is one of the five prominent temples of Lord Siva, known as Pancharama Kshetras. The Manikyaamba temple in this town is one of the eighteen revered temples of 18 Maha Shakti Pithas in India. It is located at a distance of 34 kms from Kakinada.

Draksharamam, is one of the most frequented pilgrim centre of South India. It is one of the Shiva Pancharamas and one of 18 Shakti Peethas. It is famous both as a Shiva kshetra and as a Shakti kshetra. Lord Bheemesw...

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5/20 Places to Visit in Kakinada

Gandhi Nagar Municipality Park, Kakinada is about 5 kilometers from main city in Kakinada. The park can easily be reached walking or by availing public transport. The coastal location provides the city with a deep water port.

Gandhi Nagar municipal park is a public green space and a park in the heart of Kakinada, it is a great place for recreation and relaxation. Dedicated walking tracks and Free yoga classes are also available at the park. This park has is pretty huge and is one of the main tourist attractions in Kakinada. This park is mostly visited by the children.

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Golala Mamidada, Kakinada
20 kms from Kakinada city limits
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Gollala Mamidada is located at a distance of 20 Kms from Kakinada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Gollala Mamidada is a well-known pilgrim centre which is also called as Gopurala Mamidada, in the midst of coconut gardens, the green fields and natural surroundings, and on the banks of river "Thulya Bhaga" (Antharvahini). It is famous for Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple which was incepted by late Sri Kovvuri Basivi Reddy Garu in the year 1920, a great Charitable and auspicious and dedicated mind Jamindar of Gollala Mamidada. He has not only rendered dedicated service for the te...

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Hope Island, Kakinada
16 kms from Kakinada city limits
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Hope Island located in Andhra Pradesh is a small island off the Kakinada coast which is located in the Bay of Bengal in a short distance of about 16 kms from the shore and main city of Kakinada. Hope Island has this unique namesake for providing a natural haven to the sailors against the forces of wind and also the tide against the weary traveler. Hope Island in doing so, has ended up making Kakinada one of the most affluent natural ports of this region. Visitors going to Hope Island will always be presented with absolutely magnificent and splendid views of the bay and also have the opportunit...

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Iswaryambika Temple in Kakinada is a Hindu temple located within city limits.

Iswaryambika - Sundashwera temple at Sreepeetham is a luminous centre of Wisdom and Worship with a devotional atmosphere and ambience of peace. Deities and Goddesses like Iswaryaambika, Lord Sundareswara, Lakshmi Ganapathi and Subrahmanya swami are worshiped in this temple complex. The temple is 18 years old and was built in the year 2000. The temple has a beautiful interior, offering the tourist immense peace and satisfaction with its minimalistic architecture. The idols of the deities are decked up on o...

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Kakinada Uppada Beach
Within Kakinada city limits
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Located on Uppada Road, about 5 km from Kakinada, Uppada Beach (sometimes referred to as Kakinada Beach) is a major tourist attraction with its combination of gradual slope and wide shore. A neat and enthralling beach with clean waters, it is also home to a beautiful park that adds to its beauty. Uppada village is a weaving village that is right next to the sea and is home to a sizeable fishermen population. The road to Uppada from Kakinada all along the sea is very picturesque.

This Uppada Beach provides the rejuvenating and relaxed ambiance which make the heart fly with the winds...

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Sri Kunti Madhava Temple is a famous temple situated in Pithapuram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the ancient Vaishnava temples and of Pancha Madhava Divya Kshetram. It is nearer to the famous Kukkuteswara Swamy temple in Pithapuram. Sri Kunti Madhava Swamy Temple is one of the pancha madava skathra (others being one at Prayaga (U. P), Sundara Padmanabha in Kerala, Sethu Madhava at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu). This temple was established by Lord Indra and was worshipped by Sri Rama in Treta Yuga and Kunthi and Pandavas in Dwapara Yuga. The temple is located at a distance o...

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NTR Beach Park, Kakinada
7.5 kms from Kakinada city limits
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The NTR Beach Park is the ideal place for anyone who loves Beaches. It is situated 7. 5 kms away from the main city of Kakinada and is just a 16 minutes car drive from the city.

The NTR Beach has one of the longest coastlines and is meant for its mild breezes and lovely view. It is extremely calm and tranquil. It is an excellent place to relax and unwind. One can encounter a lot os shells, oysters and snails. The view is amazing with the backdrop of oil tankers in the sea. The sunrise looks amazing. One can indulge in a lot of sea food. It is the perfect weekend getaway for people ...

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Pandavula Metta
20 kms from Kakinada city limits
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Peddapuram is a town in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh in South India. The town has many tourist spots and is mainly famous for its historical connection to the legend of Mahabharata. Pandavula Metta near Peddapuram is approximately 20 kms away Kakinada.

Pandavula Metta, a 200 feet high hillock nearer to Peddapuram, a small town in East Godavari District. Situated close to ADB Road, this hillock is associated with a legend pertaining to an episode of the exile period of Pandavas. Legend has it that during one of their exile period of 13 years, the Pandavas had stayed ...

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Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is a historic Hindu religious site located in the East Godavari district of Andra Pradesh at a distance of 5 kms from Kakinada. Sarpavaram Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Temple is located on the outskirts of Kakinada and is about 500 years old.

The architecture of this ancient temple is very beautiful and heart-warming. The temple was built with high surrounding walls, with the Gopura in the north and Simhadwara in the east. The Kalyan Mandap is in the north and the Dhvajashtambh in the east; with the Garuda Vahana and Anjaney...

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Sri Ksheerarama Temple is one of the five Pancharama Kshetras. It is situated in Palakollu in Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is known locally as Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy. The Sivalinga was brought here and placed by Lord Vishnu. It is believed that staying one day in Kshirarama is equivalent to staying one year in Varanasi. The Sri Ksheerarama Temple is located at a distance of 102 kms from Kakinada city.

It is one of the five prominent Shiva temples in Southern India that form the Pancharama Kshetram. The remaining four are: Somarama Temple in Bhimavaram; Draksharama Temple in Dra...

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In the East Godavari belt of Andhra Pradesh, stands an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, the Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple. It is one of the three Gayas, the Padagaya, where rituals for the departed ancestors are partaken. The temple has the shrine of Puruhitika devi, considered to be one of the Shaktipeetha. Lord Indira is believed to have worshipped the Devi here. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from Kakinada city center.

Kukkuteswara Swamy temple is an immensely historic temple. Puruhutika temple is arranged on the north eastern corner of the fundamental temple confronting south....

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Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located at a distance of 36 kms from Palakollu.

Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple was constructed in 15th or 16th centuries by Pallava kings and later Peddapuram Reddy kings. The present structure is said to be built by Kapanati Krishnamma of Agnikula Kshatriya clan in 1823. The temple tower has five storeys depicting various incarnations of Vishnu and sculptures of lions on four sides. Though the temple is not so big, it is one of the most primitive thirty-two Narasimha Kshetras in Andhra Pradesh. The main idol here is west-facing. The Lord is seen...

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Sri Pallalamma Ammavari Devasthanam, Vanapalli is located at a distance of 70 Kms from Kakinada.

The Deity of the temple Sri 'Pallalamma' Ammavaru is situated in the village of Vanapalli of Kothapeta Mandal in East Godavari District. This temple is one of the greatest temples of Deities in Andhra Pradesh and having much power. Vanapalli village is situated by the side of 'Gowthami River'. Every year, in the month of 'Vysakha' i. e. from April to May, a festival is performed on Tuesday after Vysakha Poornima. Many people from distant places come and pay their respects to Goddess wit...

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Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is situated in Muramalla Panchayat of Polavaram Mandal of the East Godavari district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Muramalla is situated in between National Highway 214 from Kathipudi- Pamarru. It is located at a distance of 45 kms from Kakinada.

Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is also called as Veerabhadra Swamy and Bhadrakali temple. One can see Lord Virabhadra and Lord Vishnu in Narasimha avatar (half man and half lion) in this temple. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Veereswara Swamy (Lord Virabhadra), a super being created by the wrath of...

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Pithapuram is the famous Datta Kshetra located in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh state in India. Shripad Shri Vallabha Temple is a revered Hindu religious site located in Pithapuram, near Kakinada. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from Kakinada.

Shripad Shri Vallabha is an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya who lived in Pithapuram, a town in present-day Andhra Pradesh in India. He is considered one of the first complete avatars (incarnations) of the deity Dattatreya in Kali Yuga. The entrance of this temple is in the north. As one enters this temple, one can see a huge g...

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Located not far from the famous Temple town of Annavaram, is the abode of Thalupulamma Thalli. Thalupulamma Thalli Lova Temple is a Hindu Temple located 70 Kms from Kakinada.

The deity Thalupulamma Thalli is said to be a "Swayambhu" (self-incarnate). The deity is called Thalupulamma Thalli because "the mere thought" (thalapu) of her is enough for the Goddess to grant boons for her devotees. According to a legend, it is said that the great Sage Agastya was so enchanted and drawn by the scenic splendour and tranquillity of this place that he settled down here and meditated. It is bel...

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