Rajahmundry the Heart and Soul of Andhra’s Cultural World

Plan a trip to Rajahmundry to experience the authentic culture and tradition of Andhra Pradesh. Yes, this ancient city has the world to offer you and a trip to the city will surely blow your mind. This article talks about all that you need to know for your trip to the city.

One of the oldest cities in India, Rajahmundry like many cities in India has an identity crisis as it was formerly known as Rajamahendri until it was changed to Rajahmundry just to be changed back to its original name; you guessed it right, Rajamahendri!  No other country in the world has to deal with name changes like cities in India do. Apart from the small towns, the top 3 cities in the country (Bangalore, Madras and Bombay) also underwent name changes and lives under an identity crisis where some call it by its former name while some by its latter. Despite Government rules, many locals still call Rajamahendri as Rajahmundry, thus if you are looking for flights from Hyderabad to Rajahmundry, by all means, feel free to use its former name (Rajahmundry), as the newer generation do not know its new (old) name, Rajamahendri. Notice how the unnecessary changing of name makes it extremely complicated to even talk about the place?


Rajahmundry is a city where you will get to experience a deep sense of the Hyderabad culture and witness a good lot beautiful monuments, ruins and natural beauty. It is said that the Telugu language originated from this city and a good lot of the Telugu literature developed here. Nannayya who is believed to have scripted the first Telugu language is said to have been born in this city. Nannayya is also believed to be the first poet of Telugu. The city has come a long way since then, and is today recognized for its economic, historic, agricultural and cultural backgrounds. This is the best place to visit in Andhra Pradesh to experience the true culture of the state as the place is rightly dubbed as the “Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh”.

The best time to visit Rajahmundry is during the winter season which usually falls between the months of November to February when the weather is slightly pleasant. The summers see a scorching hot and humid weather with temperatures soaring up as high as 50 degrees. It is practically impossible to survive here during summers, especially if you are a person coming from a cold land. You can catch a flight to Rajahmundry airport from only selected cities of South India but roads and trains helps the city connect to other parts of the country.

There are many prime tourist attractions to the city which mainly consists of monuments, temples and some science research centres. The Aryabhatta Science and Technology Society aims at teaching the basic laws and applications of science to the poor and unfortunate. The popular chain of temples in India, ISKCON temple can be found here while the Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Temple and the Sri Kotilingeshwara Temple are also major attractions to the city. The Kovvuru bridge of Rajahmundry is the longest bridge with a railroad in Asia. It is spread at a stretch of almost 5 km in length.

As discussed, there is no better place to experience the culture and traditions of Andhra Pradesh than Rajahmundry. So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to this ancient city now!

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