About Rajahmundry - Andhra Pradesh
About Rajahmundry - An Introduction
Rajajmundry is situated on the banks of the river Godavari in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh is at a distance of 400 Kms from Hyderabad. Rajhmundry is also known as Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh.
History of Rajahmundry
This city got its name from Chalukya ruler Rajaraja Narendra who ruled this city around 1022 AD. This city was orginally known as Raja Mahendri or Raja Mahendravaram which Later underwent name changes like Rajahmahendramu, Rajamandramu, Rajahmundhri a
nd finally now Rajahmundry during the Mohammedans & British rule .
Nannayya, the famous poet laureate also called 'Adi Kavi' (The first Poet) of Telugu belonged to this place. He, along with Tikkana and Yerrana, was responsible for the translation of Jaya, Sanskrit version of Mahabharata, into Telugu. Nannaya was the person to change telugu from an oral language to a language with script
Rajahmundry is also known for its Asia's 2nd largest rail-cum-road bridge on the river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry.
How to Reach Rajahmundry:
By Air : Madhurapudi is the nearest domestic airport, which is 10 kms away and Visakhapatnam is the nearest international airport, which is 190 kms away & Hyderabad 425 Kms away.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Rajahmundry, which is 1 km.
By Road : Rajahmundry is well connected by APSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby such as Hyderabad, Vijawada, Bhopal and Vishakhapatnam .