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Kakinada

Kakinada

Weather

Kakinada experiences typical tropical climate with dry summers and moderate winter season. The summer season between March and July is warm and sunny with extreme dry heat. The maximum temperature in summers reaches nearly 45 degrees Celsius with extreme dry heat. The monsoon season between July and September brings adequate rainfall providing relief from the dry heat. The winter season from October to February is much more pleasant with temperatures in the range of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.

How To Reach

By Road:

Kakinada is well connected by road with good motor able highways connecting the city to all parts of Andhra Pradesh. Kakinada has frequent bus services from different parts of the state including government buses that connect the city to the nearby villages. Driving distance from Vishakhapatnam to Kakinada is 145 Kms while Hyderabad to Kakinada is at a distance of 482 Kms.


By Air:

Kakinada does not have a dedicated airport and the nearest airport is the one located at Rajhamundry at a distance of 65 km from the city. The airport at Rajhamundry does not have a wide connectivity and the closest biggest airport in the one in Hyderabad located at a distance of 482 Kms. Both the Rajhamundry and the Hyderabad airport have dedicated cabs and bus services freely available to reach Kakinada.



By Rail:

Kakinada has a good railway service and the city is well connected to all parts of Andhra Pradesh. The railway station is located very close to Kakinada city center is well served by many trains passing through the Kakinada station. Buses and taxis are freely available outside the Kakinada railway station for various excursions in and around the city.


Overview

Kakinada located in the East Godavari District in the State of Andhra Pradesh is an ancient pilgrimage center attracting large number of tourists and devotees alike. Kakinada is a famous port city that has a deep sea port acting as a center of deep sea exploration and other activities.

 

Kakinada initially ruled by the Nandi Kings has a cosmopolitan upbringing with British and Dutch cultures influencing the lifestyle of the local population. The city witnessed substantial growth after the arrival of the European settlers in the region. The port city of Kakinada is well connected to bigger cities and towns of Andhra Pradesh region including Rajahamundry, Vishakaptanam and Vijayawada.

 

Also known as the "Pensioner's Paradise" and "Second Madras", Kakinada is a small albeit well planned city with a hub of fertilizer industrial activity. Kakinada has a rich culture and spiritual heritage reflected in the numerous temples located in and around the city. Located in Coastal Andhra, Kakinada has a strong influence of sea food offering mouth water gourmet delights for the tourists. The people of Kakinada are warm and friendly with Telgu being the most spoken language although Hindi and English are largely understood.

 

From rejuvenating the spiritual quotient in the Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy to exploring ancient Buddhist stupas, Kakinada attracts a large number of historians and architecture lovers. Modern day Kakinada has a wide range of boarding and lodging options from budget lodges to luxurious hotels. Away from the hustle and bustle of heavy urban city travel, Kakinada offers a perfect holiday getaway for the tourists and pilgrims alike.