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Important Tourist Spots at Rajahmundry
:: Godavari Rail and Road Bridge
 

The New Godavari Bridge crosses Godavari River near Rajahmundry. Constructed by the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), this bridge is a modern day engineering feat. It is based on 28 bow string arch girders with equal spans of 97.5 m, thus making the total length 2,730 m. The bridge is fit for 250 km/h rail services. It was commissioned by South Central Railway on 11 March 1997. The bridge links East and West Godavari districts of state Andhra Pradesh. The new bridge has a road deck over the single track rail deck, similar to the Grafton bridge. The Old Godavari Bridge or the Havelock Bridge was built in 1900 by Sir Arthur Cotton, now decommissioned, this bridge has 56 spans and is 2.754 km long. It was constructed with stone masonry and steel girders and certainly a marvel of British engineering.

::Dowalaisvaram Barrage
  The Godavari River is a major waterway in India, next to the Ganges and Indus rivers. Godavari River - Description. The river is about 1,450 km (900 miles) long. It rises at Trimbakeshwar, near Nasik and Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in Maharashtra around 380 km distance from the Arabian Sea, flows southeast across south-central India into Andhra Pradesh, and empties into the Bay of Bengal. At Dowlaiswaram, approximately 10 kms downstream of Rajahmundry, 80 km from the coast, the river splits into two arms namel ...
:: Papi Kondalu
It is a confluence point of Sabari river with Godavari River. A delightful hill that has an exotic collection of flora and fauna and its feast of colours is a treat for naked eye. Its scenery is equivalent to Kashmir’s scenery. The jungles in the hill are inhabited by colourful tribal people and a fine temple dedicated to Lord Yoga Rama. People believe that Lord Rama used to be under Yoga Samadhi while he was spending the days in Dandakaranya. The beautiful scenery of Papi Hills, the waterfalls at Munivaatam, and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal village give a pleasant look and peace to visitors, making it a special attraction for tourists. The idol of Lord Shiva under serpent shade was installed in Munivaatam Legend says that Papi Hills is a place where all sins are cleansed.
:: ISCON Temple
A huge Krishna temple has been constructed by the ISKCON foundation on the banks of River Godavari in Rajahmundry. Popularly called as Gowthami Ghat, it is a major attraction for the young population as a recreational center. The International Sri Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) centre here is supposedly the second biggest spiritual centre in South India, after Bangalore. Sri Krishna Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, who was worshiped as the incarnation of Lord Krishna about 500 years ago, was the first saint to launch `Hare Rama Hare Krishna' sankeerthana movement. Devotees are drawn to the simplicity of the experience and the air of serenity that pervades the temple and its verdant premises
:: Pattiseema
Located about 120 kms from Eluru, 40 kms from Rajahmundry and 25 kms from Kovvur, it is well-known for Sri Veerabhadra Temple that is situated on a lovely hill in the middle of river Godavari. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva and Sri Veerabhadra Temple is believed to be one of the Panchkasi Kshetrams of Shaivites. The temple walls are decorated by carved images of dancing people, the life-size sculpture of Goddess Bhadrakali with pretty ornaments and a sword is in particular excellent. The temple also has a beautiful Nandi Vigraha. Pattiseema also is home to another temple dedicated to Sri Bhavanarayalla Swamy can also be visited.
:: KotiLingeswara Temple
The Kotilingeswara Temple is a holy pilgrim center for Shaivites. It is located 45 Kms from Kakinada near Draksharamam. According to a legend, king lndra was cursed by sage Gautama. To relieve himself of the curse he installed a Sivalinga and anointed it with water from one crore rivers. Hence this temple earned its name as Kotilingeswara temple. A dip in the holy waters of the river Godavari is believed to relieve one from all sins. Built in the 10th - 11th century, the temple is a popular pilgrim center. There is a ferry point at Rajahmundry to cross the river Godavari. Beautifully built steps and bathing ghats all along the riverbank make this point a visual treat for tourists.
:: Godavari Pushkarams
THE GODAVARI Pushkaram festival now in progress at Rajahmundry, in Andhra Pradesh, is of great significance to Hindus. A dip in the Godavari on the occasion is regarded holy.The pushkaram is associated with several legends. One of them goes like this. Lord Indra was cursed by sage Gautama for deceiving his wife, Anasuya. Indra prayed to Brahma to favour Him with a sacred tank the water of which could wash away his sin. Lord Brahma let a stream of the Holy Ganges from his kamandala into a tank created by Him on the earth and called it Pushkara. Lord Indra bathed in the water of the tank and got rid of his curse. Brihaspathi (Jupiter) underwent a severe penance. Pleased with him, Lord Brahma said that he would grant him a boon. Jupiter requested the Lord to give away the Pushkara to him, a wish granted. But Pushkara refused to go with Jupiter, leaving Brahma.Extra....
:: ARYABHATA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY

This museum cum knowledge centre was located by the side of NH – 5. It was established in the year 2005 by the President P.Satyanarayana Murty, Retired Principal and its executive members who are highly educated people, doctors, lawyers and businessmen in the society. It is growing and developing rapidly by the support of Central and State Ministers, Members of Parliament and Assemble as well. The District Collector, Kakinada and Revenue Divisional Officer, Rajahmundry are supporting the museum with great interest. This museum was financially supported by the O.N.G.C., Rajahmundry and philanthropists in the society. The District Collector made the District Educational Officer as permanent official member of this museum to guide for further development. The galleries of the museum were filled with many useful items. Some items were imported from China, Italy etc. The building of the museum was constructed in 265 Sqare yards with 3 floors of RC roof. There are some big halls and rooms which were filled with exhibits of various subjects like Physics, Geological and Geographical items, Ancient monuments, Snakes and Reptiles including 10 feet long Python were kept in Formalin liquid. There are beautiful models of War ship, Submarine, Helicopter etc. 
:: Sri Arthur Cotton Museum
Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was started here in 1998. The Museum narrates the construction of present Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage constructed with the advance engineering skill. It is the only civil engineering museum in the state.
:: Sri Gowtami Grandhalayam
The Gowtami Grandhalayam is a combination of Vasuraya Grandhalayam (established by Vasudeva Subbarayadu) and Ratnakavi Grandhalayam (established by Kokkonda Venkatratnam). Later many small libraries came and merged in to this big Library. It was named in 1898 and was registered in 1920.
:: Rallabandi Subbarao Museum
Situated in the bank of the river Godavari, Rajahmundry is the fifth largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh with a rich cultural past, prospering present and a thriving future. This city is popularly known as the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. The Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum is famous for its cultural storage. Established in the year 1967, this museum is a storehouse of coins, sculptures, potteries, palm leaf manuscripts, inscriptions and many more. Interested persons are likely to visit the museum between 10:30am to 5pm except Fridays and the state Government holidays. This museum is a tribute in itself strengthening the cultural field of Andhra Pradesh once more.
:: Damerla Rama Rao Art Galary
Rama Rao was born on March 8, 1897 at Rajahmundry. He was born to Physician Dr. Damerla Venkata Rama Rao and Lakshmi Devi as a second child in the group of five girls and four boys. He was intensely inclined towards the art of painting and sketching since childhood. Rao with his father went to Sisil N. Burns, who was the Dean of arts in Mumbai School of Arts in 1916. The sketches of an untrained, unexposed Rama Rao surprised and impressed the Dean which resulted into his admission directly into the third year of fine arts course. Rao was married to Satya Vani in 1919. He completed his arts course with distinction in 1920.
:: Chitrangi Bhavan
On Godavari river-bound,not far from Chalam’s residence,was situated,what was called ‘Chitrangi’s palace’.There was a legend about the king Raja Raja Narendhra and his second wife Chitrangi,which had been made in to a popular play.The story was that Raja Raja Narendra married Chitrangi,who was originally intended to be his son Sarangadhar’s bride.Unable to overcome her love for Sarangadhara,Chitrangi,by a device,made him visit her palace in king’s absence,made advances to him,was rejected by the righteous prince,and in revenge accused him of molesting her to the king,and got the prince’s hands and feet served as punishment.The story was associated with the Rajahmundry town and its ancient ruler,Raja Raja Narendra.
  
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