Located in the East Godavari District, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Konaseema is a delta, which is surrounded by water on all sides. With the Bay of Bengal on one side and River Godavari on the other, the destination is known for its coconut production.
Famed for its Vedic scholars and scenic beauty, this delta has derived its name from the Telugu word, Kona, which means corner that resembles its shape. The destination on the northern side is surrounded by Gautami Godavari, while on the southern side the town is bounded by Vasista Godavari. Believed to be one of the most fertile lands of the entire Coromandel Coast, Konaseema is abundant in mango groves, coconut trees and cashew.
The culture of Konaseema is a typical rural culture followed in Andhra Pradesh. The dialect of Telugu language spoken in this region is distinct from the other parts of the state. In addition, festivals celebrated in the region attract tourists from all around the world.
Rathotsavam, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Prabhala Theertham, dedicated to Lord Shiva are the most famous festivals celebrated throughout the region. Antarvedi teertham and Yanam teertham are among the most famous festivals celebrated in the region.
Sankranthi, a three day festival, commences on the third day of Prabharatheredham and is one of the most important festivals of the region. Apart from festivals, the destination is also known for its cultivation of turmeric along with kanda, which is a kind of yam.
Konaseema also attracts tourists for the plenty of sightseeing places. Among all the tourist attractions, Adurru and Ainavilli Sidhi Vinayaka Temple are the most popular ones. In addition, Hope Island, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and Uppada Beach are some of the other prominent attractions of the destination.
Flights, trains and buses are all available for travellers commuting from different parts of the country. Those travelling by air can board flights to Vishakapatnam Airport, which is located at a distance of approximately 200 km.
Trains are also available, which are served by the nearest railway stations namely, Rajahmundry and Kakinada. Government operated buses are also available, which can be boarded from Rajahmundry, Kakinada and Palakollu.
The best time to visit this beautiful delta is during the winter season, which stretches from the month of December to January. During this season, the temperature ranges between 23° Celsius and 28° Celsius.