Rajahmundry or going by its official name, Rajamahendravaram city, is located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is blessed with a plethora of historical, agricultural, economic and cultural influences and hence has taken on its lithesome shoulders the onus of being the cultural capital of the state. Take a tour through Town Hall, cross the Havelock Bridge and the Godavari Bund (Bridge), which is Asia’s second largest road cum rail bridge. Put on your thinking caps in Gowthami Library or lose yourself in Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery, Sir Arthur Cotton Museum and Rallabandi Subba Rao Museum. Revel in boat rides across the Godavari River and feast your senses on the rural authenticity of Maredumilli. Behold the Chitrangi Palace and get rejuvenated at River Bay Resort. There are temples galore in Rajahmundry such as the ISKCON Temple, Draksharama, Kotipalli, Samalkot, Ryali, Dowleswaram, Annavaram, Dvaraka Tirumala, et al. One can spend a whole day in Goutami Ghat, one of the premier recreational places with its water park and other recreational centers. Papi Kondalu with its scenic waterfall is an ideal picnic spot. Owing to its picturesque surroundings, Pattiseema has been the locale of many Telugu films.
Best Time to Visit Rajahmundry
The months of October and March are generally held as the best time to visit as the weather is relatively cooler at this time at around 27° C to 30° C compared to its very hot summer months. For those interested in festivals, the ‘Chalukya Festival’ is celebrated in the month of February. As it is not scorching hot at this time, one might thus favor visiting Rajahmundry during these months.
Weather Of Rajahmundry
Typical of tropical climate, Rajahmundry is hot and humid where the hottest season is from April to June, with temperatures usually oscillating between 34° C to 48° C with a maximum of 51° C. Heavy monsoon showers drench the city between August and remain till October while humidity is to be expected. The coolest months are December and January when the temperature hovers around 27° C to 30° C. Winters get a bit chilly as temperatures dip down to 12° C.
How to Reach Rajahmundry?
By Air : The nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport which is located at Madhurapudi, 18 kilometres away.
By Rail : The city is well connected to other cities of the state and cities across India, via railway network. The station sits on the Howrah Chennai main line and is one of the major stations in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
By Road : Rajamundry is connected to the rest of Andhra Pradesh and via national highway NH-5 to Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhubaneswar besides other Indian cities. The city is a main connecting hub for east and west Godavari districts.