A small village called Pattiseema on the banks of river Godavari is well known for Sri Veerabhadra temple on a hill called Devakuta Parvata in the middle of the river Godavari. This temple is believed to be one of the Panchakasi Kshetrams of the Shaivaites. This temple can be reached by boat and has a life-size sculpture of Devi Bhadrakali embellished with many ornaments and a sword.
Papikondalu is a striking range of hills, which belongs to the attractive Eastern Ghats and is one of the prominent tourist places in Andhra Pradesh. For a magnificent view of the hills, a boat ride on the forceful Godavari is a must. An affluent diversity of flora and fauna including the marsh crocodile, resident and migratory rare birds dwell in these hills. Awe-inspiring and exhilarating boat rides are provided by the APTDC. Travelers interested in boating can choose between Haritha Cruiser, which is twin deck and air conditioned and the Arthur Cotton Houseboat. One can take pleasure in viewing the natural beauty of the environment while savoring the breakfast and lunch provided in the cruise. Contact the APTDC today and book an impressive and memorable Pattiseema Papikondalu cruise.
Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh Tourism operates cruise services to Papikondalu. However, accommodation has to be availed at hotels in Rajahmundry.
Pattiseema (Rajahmundry) to Papikondalu One day Package Tour
6:30 AM : Departure to Polavaram from Rajamundry by Non A/c bus
8:00 AM : Arrival to Polavaram
8:15 AM : Departure Perantalapalli by cruise
8:45 AM : Breakfast on cruise
9:30 AM : Visit to Gandipochamma temple
9:45 AM : Departure Perantalapalli
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM : Arrival & Visit Perantalapalli(Rama Krishna Parama Hamsa Asramam & Shivalayam & Waterfall)
2:30 PM : Departure to Polavaram by boat
6:30 PM : Arrival to Polavaram
7:00 PM : Deptarture to Rajamundry
8:00 PM : Arrival to Rajamundry.
Itinerary & Tarriffs are Subject to change:
Fare: Adult Rs. 655/- , Child Rs. 550/-
Sir author cotton launch.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Toll Free Number: 1800 42545454