kakinada is a port city, nestled in the cove of east coast of India, located in the east Godhavari district, at a distance of about 465 km Hyderabad. It is one of the good place to visit in southern state of Andra Pradesh. There are many historical and religious place offers a glimpse of bygone era of the city apart from its sanctity. Many popular and prominent temples like Annavaram, Antarvedi, Drakshamam, Pithapuram and Ryali exists on this land with bountiful sacredness. Masques which are built by eminent Muslim rulers and wild life sanctuaries are other points of attraction. It is also called as 'Fertilizer City' as it houses many fertilizing plants. This peaceful city is fifth largest city of Andra Pradesh and holds the fame as 'Second Madras' for its well planned architecture.
TOURIST PLACES IN KAKINADA
Annavaram: Annavaram village is located on the bank of river Pampa, 48 km from Kakinada. Shrine Sri Veera Venkata Sathyanarayana Swamy on the hill top is the most distinctive feature of this village, one of the reputed pilgrimage. Next to Tirupati Temple, this temple is gaining more importance and popularity among devotees and tourists. Festivals are celebrated in a grand manner round the year and makes this place pomp and gaiety. Spectacular surrounding and serene atmosphere of this temple will captivate everyone in no time.
Antarvedi: Antarvedi is referred as 'South Kashi' or Drakshina Kashi. It is famous for its unique feature of having the important tributary of river Godhavari meets the sea which is called 'Sagara Sangamam' . There is a lighthouse at the meeting point and temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy located almost nearer to the bank of Godhavari, Lord Shiva temple and Varshitha Sevashramam are remains major attractions. A beautiful tiny Island is located on the other bank of Godhavari. Tourists can take pleasant journey till the end of the sea and river meeting point and can heighten their joy.
Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple: It is one of the 'Pancharamas' temple located in Draksharamam village at a distance of 28 km from Kakinada. Crystal Lingam is the unique feature of this temple. This temple is ancient and holy and most reputed pilgrim attracts thousands of devotees and tourists throughout the year. It is a protected monument under the archeological department.
Coringa Sanctuary: It is located near kakinada port around 20 km from Kakinada. Rich in flora and fauna. Dynamic ecosystem of this sanctuary constitutes of dense mangroves and lush vegetation makes this place evergreen forest. Excellent place for fishing and bird watching. One can get to see salt water crocodiles, Pelicans, sea guils and other several species of animals.
Other Places: Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, located 3 km from Kakinada known for its harmonious architectural blend of Chola and Chalukya styles. Pitahapuram one of the oldest pilgrim consists of several small temples. kakinada port is located in the east coast of India. This all weather lighter-age port debveloped in naturally sheltered 'Godhavari Sand Spit' are the other major tourist attractions of Kakinada.
HOW TO REACH KAKINADA
By Air: Vizag Airport is nearest international airport, located 125 km from Kakinada. Rajahmundry Airport is domestic, about 65 km from kakinada, well connected with major cities of India.
By Train: Kakinada is well connected by trains as it is located on the Chennai- Howrah line.Kakinada junction, Kakinada Port and Samalkot junction are the closest railway stations located 3 km, 8 km and 12 km from Kakinada respectively.
By Road: Good motorable roads connects Kakinada to major cities. Private and government buses are frequently available and makes the transportation Hazel free.
Weather: In Summer 22-40°C. In Winter 20-33°C. Best time to visit is from October to March.