10 Best Kakinada Tourist Attractions (Beach, Hotels, Shopping)

10 Best Kakinada Tourist Attractions (Beach, Hotels, Shopping)

10 Best Kakinada Tourist Attractions (Beach, Hotels, Shopping)

We all know that Kakinada is famous for Kaja and Subbayya Gari Hotel, Kakinada also has many tourist attractions. Yes, Kakinada has the best tourist attractions for you to visit. Kakinada is one of the largest seaside towns in the Kainada district of Andhra Pradesh, home to many famous ancient temples, beautiful natural attractions, parks and beaches as well as Hope Island ( Unique destinations such as Hope Island and the Coringa Mangroves make Kakinada worth visiting again and again. If you’re interested in going there, check out this article.

10 Best Tourist Attractions in and Around Kakinada:

Let’s see the best places to visit in uppada, pithapuram, corangi etc.:

1. Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple:

Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple in Sarpavaram village, 6 km from Kakinada Bus Stand, is a famous attraction in Kakinada. It is the oldest temple in Kakinada and is dedicated to Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy (Vishnu). You can reach this temple by bus or car. As you get closer, you’ll see a tall statue of a deity. As soon as you enter the temple and see the surroundings and the idol of Bhavannarayana Swamy, you will have a feeling of total devotion. The pradakshana place has an idol of Alvars and a beautiful garden. This is an ancient and fascinating temple that attracts tourists from different parts of India.

2. Hope Island Beach:

Hope Island Beach is one of the best places to visit in Kakinada. It is located in the middle of the sea and to get here you have to take a boat from Kakinada fishing port. And you can experience the thrilling sea sailing. Here you can enjoy the amazing beach and bring your food as there is not much to eat there.

3. Kakinada Beach:

Since Kakinada is a coastal city, visitors to Kakinada cannot miss the beautiful Kakinada Beach. To get to the beach, take a bus or car from Kakinada bus station to Uppada. You can head to the beach in the morning to capture the magnificent sunrise and capture it on camera, or enjoy it with the family and take pictures in the evening. This is the most romantic place in Kakinda.

4. Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Temple:

Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Temple is located near Pindala cheruvu on Surya Rao Peta Temple Street Road in Kakinada. It is one of the famous temples in Kakinada. This temple is dedicated to Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy and Goddess Bala Tripura Sundari. The temple, although in the center of the city, is a huge and spacious temple. The surrounding environment is very clean, there is a beautiful pindala cheruvu in front of the temple, and it feels sacred as soon as you enter the temple. The festivals of Sharannavaratri and Maha Shivratri are celebrated here with grandeur.

5. Repuru Saibaba Temple:

The 116-foot statue of Virat Saibaba is one of the must-see attractions for visitors to Kakinada. The temple is located in the village of Repuru on the Kovvada Kakinada route, 7 km from Kakinada. This 116 feet tall Sai Baba statue looks very beautiful surrounded by green fields and trees. It is the tallest Sai Baba statue in the world. Adjacent to this is the clean and beautiful Sai Baba Temple, run by Shirdi Sai Baba Sevashram of Repuru.

how can I get there:

  • Repuru is 7 km from Kakinada and you can reach it by road. You can choose any mode of travel such as bus or car to reach this destination.

6. Uppada Beach:

Kakinada is a seaside city with some beautiful beaches, one of which is Uppada Beach. When you see Uppada, you think of Uppada silk sarees, right? But I am writing about Uppada Beach, a famous tourist destination. This is the most beautiful place to visit in Kakinada to visit with your friends or couple at sunrise. The cool breeze and waves lapping against the rocks and lapping at you is a beautiful feeling.

warn: Be careful when taking kids as the waves are high and the rocks can be slippery.

7. Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple and Sripada Srivallabha Mahasamsthanam:

Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, commonly known as Pada Gaya Kshetra, is the most popular temple located at Pithapuram on the Kakinada – Visakhapatnam highway, 14 km from Kakinada. In this temple, Kukkuteswara Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and his consort Rajarajeshwari Devi are enshrined. Also, the temple houses the idol of Purhutika Devi, one of the 18 Shakti Peethas, the idol of Dattatreya Swamy, and a large pond. This temple is believed to be Pada Gaya Kshetra and pinda danam is done to pay homage to the deceased souls here.

Maha Shivratri and Dussehra are the biggest festivals celebrated here.

A very sacred place is Sripada Srivallabha Mahasamsthanam, Pithapuram is the birthplace of Sripada Srivallabha, an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. It is very close to Pada Gaya Kshetra. Devout tourists who come to Kakinada from all over India must visit this temple during their trip.

how can I get there:

  • There are frequent APSRTC buses from Kakinada to Pithapuram.

8. Sri Chalukya Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy Temple:

Chalukya Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple is a beautiful and one of the oldest temples located in Samarlakota village, Kakinada district. Dedicated to Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy (Lord Shiva) and his consort Bala Tripura Sundari, this temple was built in the Dravidian style in the 9th century by Chalukya Bhima. It is the most famous temple among the five Pancharama Kshetras. The 1,100-year-old temple is still well preserved. As soon as you enter this temple, you will feel the devotion of Ekashila Nandi opposite the Shiva Lingam at the entrance of the temple. The temple has a 14-foot tall white Shivalinga that enshrines the Bala Tripura Sundari and Kala Bhairava Swamy idols from the second floor. Like Draksharamam temple, this temple has 2 floors, here you can see 100 pillars mandapam and inscriptions on pillars and beautiful Koneru. During the months of Kartika and Maghamasam special pujas are held here. Shivaratri is the biggest festival celebrated in this temple every year. It is one of the places not to be missed in Kakinada.

how can I get there:

  • You can get here by bus or car from Kakinada, or you can reach Samalkot by train from anywhere in India.

9. Sri Jeeyar Swami Aasramam:

Sri Jeeyar Ashramam is located just 15 km from Kakinada. If you are looking for a serene place near Kakinada, then this is the perfect place for you to feel peaceful and devotional. This Ashramam has the beautifully maintained Venkateswara Swamy Temple, a temple garden with statues of deities and saints, and the Goshala is a special attraction. The temple is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can get here by APSRTC bus or car. The place is very close to the popular tourist attraction Coalinga Wildlife Sanctuary.

how can I get there:

  • To reach this place, you can take a bus from Kakinada to Yanam and get off at G Vemavaram or rent a car to reach the place.

10. Coalinga Wildlife Sanctuary:

Are you a nature lover? If so, make sure Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see on your Kakinada itinerary. Coringa, the third largest mangrove forest in India, is just 15 kilometers from the road from Kakinada to Yanam. Mangroves are trees or shrubs that grow in coastal wetlands. The mangroves form in the delta where the Godavari and Chotami rivers meet in the Bay of Bengal. It is a major tourist attraction near Kakinada. You can get here by bus and walk the 1.5 km or rent a car or taxi. Entrance fee is 40 rupees for adults and 20 rupees for children, cameras are extra.

A charming wooden entry welcomes you into the mangroves. From the moment you enter, you feel nature welcoming you with these green trees and cool breezes. There is a 3 to 4 km boardwalk in the reserve where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. There are 24 species of mangroves and 120 species of birds in the reserve, including golden foxes, sea turtles, fishing cats, woolly otters, etc. After viewing the forest, you will notice the boating point at the end of the forest, you can enjoy the view of the forest from the boat and enjoy the boat ride until Godavari merges into the Bay of Bengal.

How to get to Kakinada:

  • bus: There are many buses to reach Kakinada from anywhere in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • train: Kakinada has a railway station that can be reached by train
  • Air: The nearest airport is Rajahmundry, 70 km away, where you can take a bus or taxi to your destination Kakinada.

Best Time To Visit Kakinada:

Kakinada has a pleasant climate and cool temperatures, making it the best place for winter tourism. Winter in Kakinada starts from November and ends in March.

Kakinada’s 5 Best Hotels to Stay in:

  • Imperial Hotel
  • Wenji residence
  • Jaya Residence
  • City Inn Hotel
  • dashitan

Best Parks for Family Gathering in Kakinada:

  • Janmabhumi Park, Gudari Gunta
  • Beach Road Shilparamam Park
  • Boat Club Park, Ramanayapeta
  • Vivekananda Park, Rama Rao Peta
  • Gandhi Nagar Park, Ontimamidi Junction

These are some of the best tourist attractions in Kakinada that you must visit during your trip. If you have any suggestions for other top places to visit in Kakinada, please leave a comment. Don’t miss out on dining and shopping at Kakinada.

1. What is the best place to eat in Kakinada?

  • Kakinada is famous for the food served at Subbayya Gari Hotel and Kotaiah Sweets in Kaja (commonly known as Kakinada Kaja).
  • Andhra Pindi Vantalu with pickles, seafood and non-vegetarian food.
  • Non-vegetarian and seafood varieties at Yati Foods and Kshatriya Foods restaurants.

2. What are the famous shopping places in Kakinada?

  • Sunday market in Kakinada
  • SRMT Mall
  • Spencer Supermarket