Papikondalu tour packages covers Rajahmundry, Pattiseema, Polavaram, Purushothapatnam Revu,etc.. The serene boat rides and the quaint and elegant bamboo huts and tents that lets us to have a camping feel out under the stars are best to be explored soon before it throngs with tourists.
Pattisam or Pattiseema is located at distance of 30 kms from Papikondalu offers a picturesque sceneries in the banks of Godavari river that can be reached through a boat ride or by a cab. There are two temples in this very location one being the Sri Veerabhadra Swamy that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and another being the Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is one of the Panchakasi kshetras while the others are Kedarnath, Kashi, Kalahasti and Srisailam. The Temple was built by the CHolas during 11th century AD, but it was reconstructed by reconstructed by Raja Kocherlakota Jaggaiah in 19th Century who donated 1900 acres of land to this temple. The legend goes like pattisam which is the sword of Lord Shiva fell into this very place after killing Daksha and veerabhadra born out of Shiva’s hair. The main god here is a Shivalinga which is 8 feet high, a life size Bhadrakali and major festivals like Mahashivratri,Bheeshma ekadasi, Karthika masam and Bhava Narayana Kalyanam are widely celebrated attracting 1 lakh pilgrims to this temple.
The Godavari Bridge is situated at a distance of 2.5 kms from Rajahmundry railway station. It is a second bridge out of four bridges and extends for 2.7 km Rail & 4.2 km Road. The river is split into two forming an island in the middle. It is a well recognized symbol of Landmark for the Rajahmundry. Many Telugu films have portrayed the beauty of the bridge with lower deck consisting of the rail route and upper deck for road. This bridge was commissioned by the Indian Railways which remains as a beautiful location for silhouette photoshoots.
Perantalapalli is a little village composed of tribal people located in the route of Kunavaram-Rajahmundry that can be reached by a mere 10 minute boat ride from Kolluru. Many boats operating in this route provides a breathtaking view of landscapes and mesmerizing scenic beauty. Sri Krishna Munivatam is one of the tourist attraction of this village that is maintained by the tribal community and konda reddys with daily rituals happening in the temple. The legend being as the founder of the temple made a stopover in this little village while travelling and discovered a Shiva Linga amidst the shrubs and woods which led him to construct a mantap. There is no priest to perform pujas,but the devotees can directly pray and perform the rituals after taking a dip in the holy godavari river. The waterfalls is another popular attraction among the tourists that can be reached through a trek across the tribal villages up hill. We can explore the wilderness since the village doesn't have power source and many handicrafts of bamboo items can be bought here as souvenirs.
Papikondalu or ‘Papidi Kondalu’ lies very near from Vizag and Vijayawada and only 20 kms from Polavaram offering magnificent hill ranges that is surrounded by river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. It consists of Tropical rain forest and holds a protected National Park for the tourists to enjoy the true wilderness. The tourists can enjoy the great valleys, hidden waterfalls, beautiful sceneries along with camping and trekking. The tribal lifestyle is observed in these hills doing agriculture and fishing. We can take a jungle trail or a nature walk to reach the cascade called Munivattam in the woods. Papikondalu can be enjoyed as a weekend getaway by the tourists.