Rajahmundry was founded in the 11th century by Raja Raja Narendra.Earlier it was called as rajamahendravaram,by this name it was now called rajahmundry .It is the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh and the city is the birthplace of Nannayya, a Telugu poet.
Telugu, is the major language. Almost everyone can understand a few words in English and it should be sufficient for basic conversations and transactions. Local people under the age of 30 years may be able to converse in fluent English as that language has been taught in the schools for many years.
Rajahmundryairport (IATA: RJA) at Madhurapudi is serviced by flights from Hyderabad, Chennai. Jet Airways and SpiceJet operate flights currently. Majority of the flights are to/from Hyderabad and almost always around 11AM. The Airport is 12.1 km away from the city centre. Prepaid cabs are available.
The city is on Howrah-Chennai Main coastal railway track. It is 2.5 hours journey from Vijayawada and 3.5 hrs journey from Visakhapatnam which is Better connected by air, including international. It is 150 km from Vijayawada and 220 km from Visakhapatnam.
All the trains between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada stop here.
The Railway station is almost at the centre of the city, and the cheapest mode of transport are autos, though tourists would do well to fix a rate before hand, and make sure the driver knows the destination. Taxis are available at the railway sattion.
Train timetables ☎ +91 883 242 3535
Located on NH5, the city is on the east portion of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Kolkata and Chennai.
Rajahmundry has 4 bus stations.
The main APSRTC Bus complex is located on the Morampudi High road.
The Kotipalli bus stand is in Innispet, Gokavaram bus stand is in Aryapuram, and the Kakinada bus stand is near Kambalcheruvu.
The town is well connected to all cities and nearby villages.
There is no way to visit Rajahmundry by boat except from Bhadrachalam through River Godavari.
There are many ritual places of visit including Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Pattiseema the famous Siva temples. One temple at Ryali has both a god and a goddess in a single idol called Jaganmohini Avataram.
Other local destinations are; Maredumilli, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, Water Park, Gowthamighat, Iskon Temple, Pushkar Ghat, Everbusy RJY Main Market.
Rajahmundry is also called Southern Bombay. It is the commercial capital of the two Godavari Districts. The city is famous for textile business.
Mahatma Gandhi WholeSale Cloth Complex has around 500 wholesale cloth shops catering to the retailers in Godavari, Khammam and Visakha districts. A wide variety of clothes is available at lower prices.
Rajahmundry is also famous for variety of furniture manufacturers. Top quality furniture is bought by people from nearby districts. One of the most reputed furniture manufacturers is 'Madireddy Bangaram and Sons' who've been in this field since 1909.
Star n Star Restaurant, Jampeta.. Delicious Hyderabadi Biryani , all the Nonveg items
In Kotagummam a commercial area of Rajahmundry you will find a flavored milk called "Rose Milk". This milk is being served here for more than 50 years.
The Rose Milk is available in three flavors: Plain, with kova or with semiya.
There are a wide variety of options for travellers, from business travellers, to nature lovers.