When we think about scenic destinations to go on a holiday in India, the first thing that comes to our mind is the hill stations. The hill stations in the North and South are, no doubt, the extremely beautiful. However, there are many hidden gems that are worth exploring. One such off-beat destination is the Godavari delta in Andhra Pradesh.
An interesting place to explore in the Godavari delta is the town of Dindi. Dindi is in the East Godavari district in the intersection where the Godavari joins the Bay of Bengal. It is a beautiful place known for coconut plantations, which serves as an ideal relaxing holiday spot. Here are some of the top places to visit in Dindi
Dindi is one of the most gorgeous destinations to visit in the scenic state of Andra Pradesh. Revel in the bounty of nature by indulging in the picturesque greenery and clear waters of the Godavari. Right from the sea side bliss to the breathtaking mangroves, magnificent Dindi never fails to disappoint.
This is the place where the Godavari meets the Bay of Bengal. The strong tides push back the river water during high tides. So, the waters are alternatingly sweet and salty, giving the beach a unique feel and ecology.
Right near the beach, we have the Antervedi temple – a temple dedicated to Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy. This spectacular monument is also referred to as the ‘Dakshin Varanasi’. It is a beautiful temple with a wonderfully colourful Gopuram and is well worth a visit.
Peruru Heritage Village
This is a small village located near Amalapuram which is known for its authentic Tamil culture. It has rich heritage and architecture and is still preserved as it was hundred years ago. You can experience a slice of history here.
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
This is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary located in the deltaic branches of the Godavari and Goutami rivers. It has multiple mangrove and marsh vegetation due to the tidal backwaters of the rivers and the ample water channels. It has 24 species of mangroves and more than 120 bird species, including the critically endangered White-backed Vulture and Long-billed Vulture. If you are a bird watcher or just a nature lover, you will love the place.
Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
Dindi is known for its plethora of temples and holy places to visit for a tranquil experience. The Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is one such stellar spiritual place which is brimful of heritage and culture. It is strategically located near the ocean where the Godavari meets the Bay of Bengal making it a peaceful spot to visit.
Boat ride in the Godavari
There is a government run property from where you can book boat rides on the Godavari in the mornings and evenings, and also try more adventurous stuff like water scooter rides.
Chill out in the resort
The Sterling holiday resort By the Godavari provides ample facilities to relax and chill out. You can relax by the pool, indulge in a Kerala massage, play outdoor games like badminton and football, enjoy parties and bonfires, or just go for long romantic walks in the beautifully laid out resort.
A visit to the holy destination of Dindi is guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Get the best of Dindi by indulging in the top things to do while you are here. Travelling with your family is a wonderful experience which is underrated by many. Make sure you stay at Sterling Resorts for a blissful holiday.