Kakinada, which is the Headquarters of The East Godavari District, is known as rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh and has since long beckoned and enchanted tourists with its lush paddy fields and coconut groves swaying in the breeze which appear to dance in a celebration to life. It is where soulful bhajans and holy shlokas herald the dawn, where the chirping birds and gurgling streams invite you to its beautiful lakes and rivers and wild life sanctuaries.
It is a place of rich tradition, breathtaking natural beauty, historical significance, holy pilgrimage center, beautiful virgin beaches, hillocks, stunning landscapes, soothing rivers, amidst picturesque setting. Apart from these, it has a rich historical past. It dates back to the epic age and was an integral part Chalukyan and Mauryan kingdoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 attractions of Kakinada.