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  Sightseeing Places around Rajahmundry


New and old bridge of RajahmundryCity of Rajahmundry is one of the old cities of Andhara Pradesh state. Located between two main cities Visakahaptnam and Vijayawada of AP state. By the side of Godavari river this city is the oldest business center of AP. This city got its name from the King whose statue is there in one of the city center.
There are many temples around Rajahmundry and one of the important places is Annavaram temple located at a distance of 90 KM from Rajahmundry towards Visakhapatnam. This temple can be visited while coming to Rajahmundry from Visakhapatnam or while returning.


Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage is located at downstream of River Godavari at a distance of 6 KM from city center. This old barrage of length 1440.05 meter has 70 spans. There is a status of Sir Arthur Cotton who has constructed this barrage for the benefit of rural areas by providing Irrigation facility through canals. See the picture gallery of this barrage. This place is also a picnic spot as the vast view of river Godavari is visible downstream of the barrage. People (vendors) carrying banana in huge numbers over the barrage for selling is a common scene.

Godavari river at Rajahmundry By Road:National Highway number 5 between Chennai and Kolkatta connects this city. By road on NH 5 it is 200 KM from Visakhapatnam ( towards north or Kolkatta side ) and it is 160 KM from Vijayawada ( south or Chennai side ). Chennai is 600 Km from Rajahmundry. From Visakhapatnam it is 3 hours journey by road.

By rail:

Rajahmundry is connected by Chennai – Howrah main train line. All super fast and express trains stops at Rajahmundry station. After the main station train passes over the river Godavari ( while going towards Chennai ). Train takes 3 hours from Visakahaptnam ( north side ) and 9 hours from Hyderabad and 10 hours from Chennai ( south side )

By Air:

Rajahmundry Airport is located at a distance of 18 KM from main city area at Madurapudi . There are daily flights from Hyderabad and Chennai by air Deccan.

ISKON Rajahmundry


The ISKCON Temple Rajahmundry is built in two acres of land situated on the bank of sacred river Godavari in Rajahmundry city.This place has got significance because many Rishis performed their tapasya.Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu met his disciple sri Ramananad Raya then governor of Chennai province under the Devotee King Purushotham Maharaj .The famous conversation among the Lord Sri Chaitanya and Ramaananda Raya took place on Godavari Bank and now this place is known as Ramananda Raya Gaudiaya Math.

ISKCON Temple Mandaps:

Around the ISKCON Temple there are ten mantaps

of lord's ten incarnations (Dasavatras).It is built uniquely and it is the third largest temple after Bangalore and Tirupathi in south India among ISKCON Temples .There is vedic exhibition in cellar of the temple complex depicting Lord Krishna, lord Rama and Chaitanya lilas which attracts students ,devotees and visiting public.

The temple is visited daily by 1000 to 1500 devotees and on Sundays 6,000 to 8,000 devotees and on Janmasthmi day 50,000 devotees.

There is Govinda Gift stall adjoining the temple hall. On upstairs there are 15 preaching glow sign boards and another Govinda Gift stall where the Founder Acharya books and other devotional paraphernalia are available.

Temple Management:

The temple is headed by its president Sriman SATYA GOPINATH DAS who has got two decades experience in conducting ISKCON major activities like building temples, conducting Rath Yatras, holding Hare Krishna festivals at various places.

Temple Timeings:

On every Friday the Lord Govinda Srinivas Abhishekam is performed at 6:30 am. On every Saturday and Sunday there is sannai vayidyam is performed with musical instruments glorifying the Lord .

At 7:30 am the darshan is opened and there is sringar or darshan arathi. The deities are decorated in fresh clothes, adorned with beautiful garlands and jewellery. After darshan arathi, there will be Srila Prabhupada arathi followed by Srimad Bhagavatam class from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The darshan is opened until 1:00pm and is closed after raja bhoga arathi. The temple and the darshan are reopened at 4:30 pm with arathi.

 At 6:30 pm there is Tulasi arathi followed by Sandhya (Gourva) arathi. After Sandhya arathi there is Bhagavad Gita class from 7: 30 pm to 8:30 pm. Soon after the class there is unjal seva(julan yatra) to the lordships Sri Sri Radha Gopinath. The temple is closed after unjal seva i.e. at 8:45pm. On very special occasions such as sri Krishna janmasthmi etc the temple is opened all over the day.

Apart from this the deity of mother Godavari is offered pooja two times daily i.e. at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

"One stop centre for all Horticultural needs"

Kadiyam located in the Godavari basin is richly fertile, abundantly irrigated and naturally available place for the development of Nurseries.Moderate Temperatures and high relative humidity are also the additional factors for high plant production.It is located 15 kms from nearest Railway station and Airport,Rajahmundry.Kadiyam Nurseries are spread over a radius of 10 kms comprising villages viz.Kadiyam, Kadiyapulanka, Burrilanka, Veeravaram,Pottilanka,Venkayyammapeta and Damireddypalli.

Kadiyam is the place where nurseries are as old as 100yrs, and till date it has approx.600-800 nurseries,ranging from 0.5 acres to 200 acres.Nursery industry in kadiyam is connected in 3000 acres and provides full time employment to more than 30,000 labourers and 25,000 contract labour.Apart from this a number of industries like Pot industry,Agri-inputs, Polythene products ,Micro-irrigation systems,Agri-machinery are highly dependent on these nurseries.

Early in 1930’s Sri Ravi Chinnarao has started grafting of fruit plants as a hobby, later on Late Sri Akula Subbarao make it as a industry and there after the industry never back.
Kadiyam nurseries absorbed every new innovation in Scientific Research and earned the fruits of Science.

Some of changes that Kadiyam Nurseries made it possible early in 2000’s are

Early in 2000’s
Earthern Pots
Poly Bags,Plastic pots and baskets
Soil mixture(Clay)
Soil based fertilizers
Water soluble spray fertilizer
Thatched shade houses
Shade nets
Flooded irrigation
Sprinkler $ drip irrigation system
Approach Grafting
Softwood Grafting
Natural Rooting
Root promoting hormones

Today Kadyam nurseries are using world’s latest plant propagation methods. Some of the Nursery owners travelled abroad and introduced almost every plant available. Few people from kadiyam area are pursuing advanced Horticultural courses offered in western countries.

Kadiyam nurseries have earned a name for itself for its genuine and quality products. Ask for any plants in any quantity,one can find it here.With well developed communication,marketing and transport system.The Nurseries could supply plants to each and every corner of the country.Nursery industry in Kadiyam has its clients from various states like Tamilnadu,Karnataka,Maharastra,West Bengal,kerala,Tripura,Haryana,Madya Pradesh and Orissa.

Hosted the Eighth All India Nurserymen's Convention in the year 2003. It is the first convention to be held in rural India,that speaks the strength and worth of the Kadiyam Nurseries.