Blessed with sprawling paddy fields, fertile soil, palm-fringed riverbanks and vibrant culture, West Godavari was lying undiscovered until Sterling opened an abode here.
An ideal escapade from the 9-6 monotony, this river town embodies the beauty, culture and flavour of Konaseema – a delta region fondly called as the God’s own creation.
With picturesque blue isles flowing towards the Bay of Bengal, Konaseema’s culture revolves around the mighty Godavari- the second largest river in India. The serenity of farms, the charm of traditional architecture, the taste of riverside delicacies and the grandeur of ancient temples exemplifies the essence of Konaseema.
West Godavari is also home to a plethora of flora & fauna – both regional and exotic. The rich soil caressed by the waters of Godavari has nurtured the abundant vegetation in this region.
The region boasts some great discoveries and experiences too - boat cruises, island hopping, paddy cultivation, rooster farms, jaggery making and the list goes on. There’s a divine surprise for pilgrims here. In ancient mythology, this region was popular for the Ksheerarama temple, one of the Pancharama Kshetras, sacred to Lord Shiva. Devotees flock in from all parts of the country to revere the Swayambhu Lingam of the deity here. It’s believed that staying one day here is equal to staying one year in Varanasi.
The pace of life in this region flows with the sweeping meanders of Godavari, inspiring every traveller to reflect on the infinite joy & beauty of getting closer to nature.
State: Andhra Pradesh
Destination Type: Riverside
Destinations Nearby: Rajahmundry 80 km, Vijaywada 180 km
Languages: Telugu and English
Nearest Railway Station: Rajahmundry Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Rajahmundry
Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 21°C to 44°C.
Monsoon: June to September. June to September. The heavy rainfall adds a refreshing dimension to the experience.
Winter: November to February. Temperature ranges between 14°C and 31°C.
1. Take a houseboat tour or Shikara ride along the Godavari.
2. Try your hand at fishing by the river.
3. Don't miss sampling the Andhra Cuisine or going on the Food Trails.
4. Make sure to sample the delectable Jackfruit Biriyani at Sterling Palavelli Godavari.
Cruise past palm-fringed villages, casuarina trees, traditional rowboats and secluded islands to lose yourself in the serenity of the flowing river.
If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to work with the land like a true farmer, here’s an opportunity to experience it.
One gets to walk around in the field, munch on fresh sugarcanes and watch the process of Bellam Tayari.
The tour captains at the resort will take you for a scenic drive and drop you at a palm grove where you can taste Thati Thegalu.
one-day spiritual sojourn to Palakollu for the travellers to explore the lores & legends of this land.
When the resort itself is an eco-tourism hotspot, why even step out!