City of Rajahmundry is one of the old cities of Andhara Pradesh state. Located between two main cities Visakahaptnam and Vijayawada of AP state. This is one of the oldest business centers of AP. By the side of Godavari River this city got its name from the King whose status 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.Dowlaiswaram
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.
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: There are daily flights from Hyderabad and Chennai by air Deccan.
There are plenty of budget range hotels to stay at Rajahmundry. If you don't have any particular location in mind then better to stay near Godavari river side hotels. Akshya Residency is located near rail cum road bridge at a walkway distance from the Godavari river bank A double bed A/c room is available at Rs 650 with 24 hours checkout time. But if you want to relax for a day by paying more then the best choice is River Bay hotel. This hotel is located just by the side of river Godavari and has got some excellent river facing rooms. Room tariff starts from Rs 995 for a single room. River facing rooms starts from Rs 1695 ( single ) and Rs 2045 ( double ). This hotel has got all the facilities like function hall , A/c conference hall, water park etc. For more Information on River Bay hotel place.