In the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry is a city on the eastern banks of the holy Godavari River. It is home to the massive ISKCON Temple complex on the riverside. In the north, along the river, Hindu devotees from Saraswati and Pushkar ghats (bathing steps) bathe in the Godavari. River vistas are provided by the nearby Godavari Bridge. The ancient Temple of Kotilingeshwara is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu god.
The ISKCON Temple : The ISKCON Temple is a famous spot in Rajahmundry for leisure and worship. It's otherwise referred to as Gouthami Ghat. The temple complex is spread over an area of 2 acres and, next to the ISKCON temple in Bangalore, is the second largest ISKCON temple. This temple on the banks of the Godavari was built by ISKCON, or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. In commemoration of the fact that Lord Sri Chaitanya and Ramananda Raya exchanged dialogue on this site, the temple is also named the Ramananda Raya Gaudiya Math. Historically, in this very location, the great Saint Shri Krisha Chaitanya Maha Prabhu was worshipped as the incarnation of Lord Krishna about 500 years ago.
Sri Gowtami Grandhalayam: Sri Gowtami Grandhalayam is a large library constructed by merging, in their own regard, the Vasuraya Grandhalayam and Ratnakavi Grandhalayam, both major libraries. Vasudeva Subbarayadu founded the Vasuraya Grandhalayam, and the Ratnakavi Grandhalayam was founded by Venkatratnam Kokkonda.
In 1898, Sri Gowtami Grandhalayam was designated as such and was registered in 1920. The Library is renowned for its extensive book and manuscript collection. There are original copies of many rare books and manuscripts in the Library as well.
An astonishing 60,000 books grace this great library's shelves. There are books in many languages here. The library's operating hours, except for Thursdays and public holidays, are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.
Aanamkalakendram: In the city of Rajahmundry, Aanamkalakendram is the only indoor stadium. It was built by the family of Anam and is maintained by the Municipal Corporation of Rajahmundry. Since its opening, it has become an outlet for the exhibition of different indigenous forms of art and has facilitated the growth of many forms of art that are practised nowhere else in the world.
At present, it is managed by the District Collector and the Commissioner. During the Nandi Natakotsavams of 2008, the Aanamkalakendram went through a renovation process. Through such cultural festivals, it has greatly promoted the growth of theatre and has drawn artists from far and wide. In order to catch the full glory of the flourishing art movement in Rajahmundry, it would be a good idea to visit Aanamkalakendram.
Temple of Kotilingeswara: It is assumed that worship at the temple washes away all sins from the heart and body of the devotees. It is believed that, after being cursed by Sage Gautama, Lord Indra rid himself of the curse by placing a Shivalinga at the site of the temple of Kotilingeswara. It is claimed that, by anointing the Shivalinga with the waters of 1 million rivers, Indra gained salvation for his transgression.
45 km from Kakinada, near the Draksharamam temple, is the Kotilingeswara Temple. The city of Rajahmundry is next to it. It was built in the 10th century and is one of Rajahmundry 's principal attractions. During the year, the temple attracts numerous devotees who come here as pilgrims.
Science And Technology Culture of Aryabhatta : The Science And Technology Society of Aryabhatta was inaugurated in Rajahmundry on 20 November 2006. It is situated in the Housing Board Colony of Andhra Pradesh and is easily accessible from the city. It includes a large variety of scaled down models that are of interest to science buffs.
A 36-ft-long model of an aircraft made of concrete is among the models shown here. A detailed list of scaled down models is also housed in the Aryabhatta Science and Technology Museum and also includes a planetarium, designed specifically for the purpose of instilling interest in the study of astronomy among students.
Several collections of aquatic animals and reptiles were also held by society here and can be seen by the public during the Museum's operating hours. Society's key goals include enhancing the quality of life of the vulnerable by conducting sufficient activities to enhance their living conditions.
Rajahmundry places to visit
Chitrangi Bhavan: Chitrangi Bhavan is named after Chitrangi, the second wife of the great Chalukya King, Rajaraja Narendra. It was designed for his wife by the king and is situated on the banks of the Godavari River. The serene and majestic environment of the Chitrangi Bhavan is surrounded by many myths. It is fairly close to the famous residence of Chalam.
Chitrangi was originally supposed to be King Rajaraja Narendra's son's wife, according to legend. But the King himself was married because of a turn of events. As the storey goes, in the absence of the King, Chitrangi, who was unable to regulate her feelings for Prince Sarangadhara, made him visit her inside the Chitrangi Bhavan.
The prince declined to respond to her advances, much to the dismay of Chitrangi. Chitrangi protested to the king, in a fit of spite, that the prince had molested her. As a consequence, as punishment, the Prince had his limbs cut off by the King. The Palace itself is very ancient and a place to visit while you are in Rajahmundry.
Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery : In memory of Mr. Damerla Rama Rao, an Indian artist who was born and raised in Rajahmundry, The Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery was created. Here, some 92 years after his death, some outstanding examples of his art continue to be displayed. In the world of art, Damerla Rama Rao was a visionary who took it as his call to revive the Andhra style of painting. A suggested visit for lovers of art is this gallery.
It was the responsibility of Damerla Rama Rao to set up institutions for art teaching. A prime example of such an organisation is the Rajahmundry Chitra Kalashala. Not only did he produce works of art for the world to see, he also disseminated information about art and its use in culture. In terms of fine arts, he alone was responsible for bringing Rajahmundry on the map.
Through the showing of his paintings, the Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery pays homage to the great man. On all days except Fridays and public holidays, the Gallery is open. Working hours are between 10:30 am and 5 pm.
Museum for Sir Arthur Cotton : The Museum of Sir Arthur Cotton was built in memory of Sir Arthur Cotton. Sir Arthur Cotton was an engineer from Britain who designed many of the earliest waterworks along the Godavari River. The Dowleswaram Barrage construction is credited to Sir Arthur Cotton. In India, he has pioneered many architectural practises , especially the use of the anicut scheme in irrigation engineering.
Pushkar Ghat: On the banks of the Godavari River near the city of Rajahmundry, Pushkar Ghat is the Bathing Ghat. It is surrounded by several ancient temples, including the Temple of Sri Kotilingeswara and the Temple of Sri Markendaya Swami. It is one of many significant Rajahmundry Bathing Ghats. Throughout the year, devotees flock to the Ghat. It is assumed that the place washes away the sins of those who take a dip in its waters. The fact that many significant temples are near the Ghat only increases its significance in the devotee 's mind.
Maredumilli Eco: Maredumilli Eco Tourism provides tourists a wide variety of choices for eco-tourism. Adding this to your itinerary is highly recommended, as a visit to Maredumilli is a once in a lifetime experience. From Rajahmundry, Maredumilli is 100 km away. It's a project of Eco Tourism and Community Conservation wrapped into one.
It covers the forest area adjacent to Valamure village. The Maredumillimandal falls under it. An experience that should be enjoyed once is trekking in Maredumilli. Trekking in the Maredumilli forests is something one has to do in Maredumilli once. The forest has its share of boulders streaming over pristine streams. Indeed, to behold the peaceful aura of the woods and streams is a sight. The place is known for its waterfalls and resorts as well.
Departing from Chennai Railway Junction.
Then proceed towards Rajahmundry.
On arrival Rajahmundry Railway Junction.
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Rajahmundry major attractions such as Godavari Bridge and Pushkar Ghat.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Rajahmundry.
Morning breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Rajahmundry major attractions such as Sri Radha Gopinath Dasavatar Mandir , Rallabandi Subba Rao Archaeological Museum, Gowthami Ghat and Padmavathi Ghat.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Rajahmundry.
Morning breakfast at Hotel and then Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Rajahmundry major attractions such as Sri Umakotilingeswara Swamy Sri Sitarama Swamy Temple, Water Village by River Bay.
Evening proceed towards Godavari Haarathi.
Proceed towards Railway Junction.
Finally drop at Rajahmundry Railway Junction.
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