Rajahmundry is very famous for its holy river Godavari,
its the fifth largest river in India. Here people at Rajahmundry
are very friendly, approximately the population here is 6 lakhs.
Rajahmundry was previously known as Raja Mahendri or Raja
Mahendravaram, it was the first capital of many known Telugu
Kingdoms. The Chalukya ruler Raja raja Narendra
ruled this city around 1022. The city has traces of 11th century fine palaces and
fort walls.The archeological evidence suggests that the city may have existed far
before the Chalukyas. The original name underwent a gradual metamorphosis with the
name changed to Rajahmundry during the British rule.
Rajahmundry is located at
16.98° N 81.78° E. with an average elevation of 14 metres (45 feet).
Rajahmundry has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the
national average of 59.5%: male literacy being 74%, and female literacy 66%. 10%
of the population is under 6 years of age.
The biggest attraction in Rajahmundry is River Godavari.
The two bridges are the most attractive long bridges found in Andhra Pradesh.
There are many beautiful ghats and parks on the river bank.
Sir Arthur Cotton had great plans for Rajahmundry but he decided
to build a dam in Dowleswaram due to its proximity to a hill that
suited his purpose. The dam consisted of four divisions: Dowleswaram
Division, Ryali Branch Division, Madduru division and Vijeswaram division. This
was in all 900 yards (800 m) long and 9 feet (3 m) high. It was a great moment in
the life of this great man to achieve this rare feat. The Godavari
lost a lot of its fury and was able to generate fourfold revenue through irrigation
and Godavari district suddenly jumped from being a poor district
to one of the richer ones, second only to Tanjore. Asia's largest rail-cum-road
bridge on the river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry
is considered to be an engineering feat. The Dowleswaram bridge across the Godavari
is seven kilometres south of Rajahmundry. Rallabandi SubbaRao museum
has an amazing collection of artifacts including coins, sculpture, pottery, inscriptions
and palm-leaf manuscripts.
It is also one of the Hindu piligrimages. There are a number of temples here like
the Kotilingalu (10 million Sivalingas) temple on the bank of the river Godavari.
The city hosts holy congregations called the Pushkaram that takes place only once
in every 12 years, which brings together millions of people from all over the country
to take a holy dip in the river. It generally lasts for 12 days and people over
prayers and make offerings to their departed family members.
A huge temple has been constructed by the ISKCON foundation on
the banks of Godavari. Popularly called as Gowthami Ghat, it is
a major attraction for young population as a recreational center.
Papi Hills and its surroundings located near Rajahmundry is a visual
treat to the spectators. There is a village called Perantala Palli
on papi hills, which is visited by every person who goes there, because of its
beautiful waterfall. Another spot is Pattiseema. Pattiseema
is known for its natural beauty. Many film shootings on R.Godavari happen here.
It is also a belief that films shot in this location will be a hit. And Pedapatnam
Lanka is a beautiful place. It is called as Konaseema which lustres
with greenery. Many places in konaseema are rich sources of oil
and natural gas.
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