Five Things To Do To Explore The River Side Charm Of West Godavari

Beaches, wildlife, and mountains — West Godavari has a scenic charm that's seldom explored by travelers. Wondering where's what? Follow us, pack your bags, and explore the other side of the Godavari River for a memorable time, not so away from the city. 

Go Bird Watching In Kolleru

Located near one of the largest freshwater lakes in India is Kolleru Bird Sanctuary. Make it a road trip from Hyderabad as it is only seven hours away and sight birds like spot-billed pelicans, painted storks, pintails, gadwalls amongst many others. These birds migrate from Australia, Siberia, Philippines, and Egypt between the months of November to March so plan accordingly. 

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kolleru Bird Sanctuary

Kolleru, Andhra Pradesh

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    Sightseeing Around The Godavari Bridge

    Starting from Kovvuru in West Godavari, Godavari Bridge ends at Rajahmundry. What better way to start your day or end your evening at this iconic bridge? There are as many as four bridges, each with a countless number of beautiful temples. With various restaurants around, this is a must-visit. Also, don’t miss the Pushkar Ghat and the Godavari Harati. 

    Tourist Attractions

    Godavari Bridge

    Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

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      Wet Your Feet In Perupalem Beach

      One of the cleanest beaches of Bay Of Bengal in our Telugu states, Parupalem Beach is a paradise roughly nine hours away from Hyderabad. Unexploited and not-so-crowded, you can unwind with the sound of the waves and dig yourself in the sand for a peaceful time. Go with your bae or go alone, this one makes for a quite getaway. 

      Engross Yourself In History At Buddha Park

      If you are going towards Vijayawada, take a detour to Eluru and check out the Buddha Park. Located on Gaja Vallivari Cheruvu, an ancient pond since the Chalukyan period, a stunning 74 feet Buddha statue was built in 11 AD. History buffs, are you listening?  The then ruling kingdom also built a painting gallery depicting the teachings of Buddha.  

      Explore The Mountain Ranges Of Papikondalu

      Surrounded by lofty hills on either side of the river, Papikondalu is a popular getaway in Andhra Pradesh and it is basically a series of mountain ranges. It comes with exciting activities like night camping, stargazing, and exploring the ebbs and flows of Godavari. The boat (or launch) ride begins in Rajahmundry taking you through Pattiseema, Polavaram Project which are located quaintly between hills. While dashing through these hills, you’ll witness beautiful sunsets but it’s the night stay at Kolluru Island that will blow your mind.