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Places to see in Papikondalu Papi Hills

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    Best time to Visit Papikondalu Papi Hills: Jan,Oct,Nav,dec

    Category : Nature Explorer: River/Lakes/Waterfront

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    Papi Kondalu is popularly known as Kashmir of South India. Papi hills are one of the most visited tourist attraction in Andhra Pradesh. It is a scenic place with deep gorges on Godavari river sorrunded by densely Forested hills and valleys.  
    Papi Hills is mostly reached through Rajahmundry.

     

    One day boat tour along the Godavari River, is the prime attraction of this place. 
    The boat trip offers amazing view of the surrounding hills, spotting wildlife in Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting Gandi Pochamma Temple, Pattisam, Veerabhadraswamy temple, Polavaram, Perantalapalli. Most of the boat tour starts from Rajahmundry, which is at a distance 430 kms from Hyderabad.  

     

    These mountain ranges are named from the Telugu word meaning 'partition', because from an aerial view they look like the partition women makes in their hair.


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    Rajahmundry To Papikondalu boat tour

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    Rajahmundry To Papikondalu boat tour is the most popular thing to do in the region. The boat journey through Papi hills which is very scenic. The journey is through thick forest surrounded by hills both the sides. Approximate one day A/C boat cruise charge is INR 750/-(A/C). Boat tour covers : Gandipochamma Temple, Papikondalu, Perantapalli Ashramam and Temple. One can enjoy the beautiful view of: Polavaram Project Area, Devipatnam, Koruturu Cottages, Kolluru Bamboo huts from the boat.
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      Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary / Papikonda National Park

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      The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Kakinada and covers a total area of 591 sq km. This wildlife sanctuary is home to several rare varieties of wild animals and birds. You can stay at Papikondalu forest sanctuary at night in the bamboo huts and experience the nature in close.
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        Gandi Pochamma Temple

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        The Gandi Pochamma Temple is situated in Gonduru village at the banks of the River Godavari. The view of river Godavari is also pleasant from the temple premises.
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          Pattisam

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          Pattisam is a rustic island, situated on river Godavari. It is known for a temple dedicated to Veerabhadra, a brave warrior in Lord Shiva's force. Devotees flock this temple to pray for good fortune.
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            Perantalapalli / Perantala Palli

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            Perantapalli is a small scenic village along the banks of the river Godavari. The most visited temples in this village are Ramakrishna Muni Vatika (Ashramam) and Veereswara Swamy Temple (ancient temple dedicated to lord Shiva).
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              You need to reach Rajahmundry in East Godavari to go to Papikondalu. You can take bus or hire taxi from Hyderabad to reach Rajahmundry.

              From Rajahmundry, the most popular way to reach the mountain ranges is by boat. There are many one and two days boat tours to explore these scenic mountain ranges.