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Kakinada is a port city and a municipal corporation [4] in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of East Godavari district.The city has a population of about 550,000 urban and 896,329 including kakinada rural, which covers an Metro area of approximately 190 Sq Km, making it the fourth largest tier-2 city in Andhra Pradesh. It is part of the mighty River Godavari Delta Region.


It goes by the sobriquets "Fertilizer City",owing to the large concentration of fertilizer plants and "Pensioner's Paradise" & "Second Madras", as it is well planned and peaceful city. Although earlier it is called as "Pensioner's Paradise",it made its significance in industrial sector as well and is witnessing rapid growth, after the setting up of a Special Economic Zone and proposed "Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR)". The city is the defacto capital of KG Basin and a hub to all the deep sea exploratory activity in the region.This region is purported to be the next Gulf of Mexico.

Get in[edit]

You could travel to this beautiful, quaint port city by road or rail. If you are travelling by air, then you can fly to either Rajamahendravaram or Visakhapatnam. Both places are well connected to major cities, take road or rail transport from there.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is located at Rajamahendravaram, about 65 km from the city has services to Hyderabad, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. Kingfisher Airlines is the airlines operating here. The nearest International airport is at Visakhapatnam at a distance of 145 km and has the services of all major airline operators to all big cities in the country.

By rail[edit]

Kakinada is connected to the capital city Hyderabad by direct train, which covers the journey overnight. There are several trains which can bring you from all across the country to Samalkot, which is only about 15km away from Kakinada. Frequent bus, taxi and auto connections can take you to Kakinada in 20 - 25 minutes from Samalkot. Kakinada has three railway stations namely Kakinada Junction(3km), Kakinada Port(8km) and Samalkot Junction(12km). Only Samalkota is on the Chennai-Visakhapatnam-Howrah line, where almost all express trains stop to connect Kakinada with the important places of the country.

By road[edit]

Good roads connect Kakinada with all the places within the state and also with major cities like Chennai and Bangalore. Transport by road from Kakinada to all the places of interest is in the form of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC buses), There are non-stop services to Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry 365 days-a-year.

Private bus operators provide transport services to various parts of the country. National Highway-214 runs through the heart of the city.

  • Kesineni Travels, [1]. They have A/C, Deluxe & Non-A/C regular bus service to Hyderabad and they providing connection bus service to major cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Pune & Mumbai.  edit
  • Sree Kaleswari Travels, 9052525555, [2]. Volvo A/C semi sleeper bus service to Hyderabad,  edit

Get around[edit]

Taxis, Autorickshaws are the major means of transport within the city. Kakinada remains one of the few places in which you can enjoy an open top rickshaw ride across town while you enjoy the breeze and the colourful market streets in this beautiful city.And for those that prefer a more personal means of quick transport, there are the auto-rickshaws.Share autos are better and economical optionto roam around

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Kakinada is also a place of interest for Tourists as well.Below is the list of places to visit in and around Kakinada.

  • Kakinada Beach
  • Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple.
  • Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Turangeshwara Swamy Temple, Turangi.
  • Sri Bhava Narayana Swamy temple at Sarpavaram (5 km).
  • Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple at Pithapuram(12 km).
  • Draksharama Shiva Temple (National Heritage Site).
  • Sri Bhimeswaraswamy vari temple (Sri Chalukya Kumararama temple, one of the Pancharama Kshetras and a National Heritage Site)(10km)Samalkota .
  • Kotipalli Kotilingeswara temple, on the banks of river Godavari.
  • Konaseema scenic locations of Godavari delta islands and boat rides on Godavari river.
  • Vakalpudi beach and Rajiv Gandhi beach on the banks of Godavari,Yanam.
  • Hope Island in Bay of Bengal is around 7KM east of Kakinada .
  • Apart from the above you will find several temples with Gardens and ponds.

Do[edit][add listing]

Apart from the movie entertainments, there are many parks, cosmopolitan clubs, beaches and natural scenic attractions. Its well known for its multiplex and fine cinema theatres within the Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Kakinada also offers a good selection of stores and malls selling clothes, jewellery, books and other accessories etc.

Some popular are:

  • SRMT Mall
  • Jain Silk Palace Shopping Mall.
  • Vaibhav Mall.
  • Spencers Hyper Market.
  • Chandana Brothers.
  • D-Mart.
  • Reliance Mart
  • Planet Fashion.
  • Khanzana Jewellery.
  • Raj Jewellery.
  • And many books & accessory stores are available near Main Road and Balaji Cheruvu.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Kakainada famous for sea foods, especially fish and prawns. It's also famous for its unique "Kakinada Kaja", which is very popular in Andhra, and is available at many sweet shops locally, sugar-syrup filled, sweet dish. Good options for Biriyani are Yati foods, Spice, Seasons and Haveli restaurants with branches at Main Road and near Bhanugudi Center.

  • Sri Krishna Vilas, Ramaraopeta (in Subbayya Hotel), +91-884-2379365. Here you get the best Andhra meal consiting of . Dal,pulihora, dal powder( kandhi podi) ,curry leaf powder are delicious items here along with ghee,curd in pot, a special sweets known as Poornalu, bobatlu are very tasty. It is famous for the way the servers serve food with hospitality.  edit
  • Carts are strategically located at populous street corners to get their share of bhajis and a delightfully tasty mixture of onions, toasted rice, and sev (Pidatha Kindha Pappu).
  • kotayya (khaja), main road (near super bazar), 97012574869. kakinda is famous for this special sweet named kotayya khaja  edit
  • Biryanis and More, Near food court, 3RD floor,82 degree East, SRMT Mall & Multiplex, Sarpavaram Junction, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh 533005 (Near food court, 3RD floor,82 degree East, SRMT Mall & Multiplex, Sarpavaram Junction, Kakinada), 091318 33833, [3]. many varieties of biryanis along with traditional Indian, American and Chinese dishes. (16.998266,82.243333) edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Some fine pubs, bars and resorts are located within the city and yanam (union territory) nearby for people to get relaxed in their own way. Few of them are:

  • Hot 5 bar, in Hotel Royal Park.
  • Sixer Pub, near Bhanugudi center.
  • Hotel Ishwarya Grand, Bar.
  • Open Galaxy Bar and Restaurant, Bhanugudi centre.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

It is home to several star and business class hotels providing a pleasant stay to the tourists and business people. Few of them are Royal Park, Aishwarya Grand, Jaya Residency (Daspalla group) and Hotel Oak Tree.

Additionally you will find many budget hotels as well.

Get out[edit]


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