About YedithaYeditha is a small village in the Mandapeta mandal of East Godavari district of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated 43km west of the district headquarters – Kakinada and 429 km from the state capital – Hyderabad.
Yeditha is surrounded by Alamuru Mandal in south, Kadiam Mandal in west, Anaparthy Mandal in north and Atreyapuram Mandal in west. It has an average elevation of 20 meters. The total area of Yeditha is 2184 hectares.
Some of the main cities near Yeditha are Mandapeta, Ramachandrapuram, Kothapeta and Rajahmundry.
Given below is the location guide of Yeditha.
- Mandal name – Mandapeta
- District – East Godavari
- Official language – Telugu
- Pin Code – 533234
- STD Code – 08855
Demography of YedithaAs per the 2011 census, the total population of Yeditha village was recorded to be 18524, out of which 9318 were males and 9206 were females.
How to Reach YedithaBy Road
Mandapeta is the nearest town to Yeditha village, just 5 km away. Mandapeta bus station and Dwarapudi bus station are also in close vicinity. APSRTC runs a number of buses to neighboring districts and major cities of the state.
The two nearest railway stations to Yeditha village are Kesavaram railway station and Dwarapudi railway station. Both these stations are situated at a distance of 10 km from the village. One can also reach Yeditha village from Mandapeta and Rajahmundary railway station, 22 km away.
Rajahmundary and Vijaywada are the nearest domestic airports to Yeditha village situated at a distance of 33 km and 136 km respectively. Vishakhapatnam airport is situated at a distance of 192 km from the village.
Tourist Attractions near Yeditha
RajahmundaryRajahmundary is one of the oldest cities of the state. It is known for its rich cultural heritage. In fact Rajahmundary is often referred to as the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Rajahmundary is situated at a distance of 22 km from Yeditha village. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Rajahmundary include the following.
DowlaiswaramIt is an old barrage built at Godavari River. It was built by Sir Arthur Cotton for local irrigation. These days it is not in use for irrigation but is a popular picnic spot. The serene view and calm ambiance of the place is inviting and excitement. The barrage measures 1440 meters and contains 70 spans and it offers a great view of the river. There is a local banana market near the barrage which is the hub of activity and great place to be.
KonaseemaThink of natural beauty, think of Konaseema. It is a paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers and photographers. There are lush green fields all over, coconut groves and beautiful landscapes. It is a great getaway from the concrete jungle and an ideal place to spend some quality time amidst the lap of nature. Konaseema is situated at a distance of 14 km from Yeditha village. There are many places to see in the vicinity out of which the most popular ones are –
- Bandamur Lanka beach
- Ainavalli Sidhi Vinayaka temple
- Vanapali temple
- Brahma Samavedyam
KakinadaKakinada is situated at a distance of 43 km from Yeditha village. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Kakinada include the following.
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the region. It is a wildlife sanctuary and an estuary of Godavari River. It is also the second largest surviving stretch of mangrove forests in India. There are 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species in the sanctuary. The commonly found birds include – pied kingfisher, cattle egret, little egret, black-capped kingfisher, small blue kingfisher, grey heron, reef heron, red-wattled lapwing, night heron, redshank, little stint, sandpiper, pond heron, crow pheasant, flamingos, openbill stork, purple heron, brahmini kite, sea gulls and little cormorant.
It is a great place for nature lovers and wildlife photographers. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to white-backed vulture and long billed vulture. It is situated at a distance of about 20 km from Kakinada and can be easily reached via both public and private transport.
Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple
Draksharam Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as Dhakshina Kasi, named by Sage Vyasa. It is located at a distance of about 28 km from Kakinada. The temple is one of the 'Pancharamas' temples in the state. The beautiful crystal Shiv Lingam is the main attractions of the temple. It is a protected monument under archaeological department. The seven river ponds is the main highlight of the temple. It is believed that the water of the pond has medicinal properties and cures diseases and illnesses.
Shri Bhavanarayana Temple
Shri Bhavanarayana Temple is located in Sarpavaram near Kakinada. It is dedicated to Lord Shri Bhavanarayana which is another name for Lord Vishnu. A very popular temple in the region and legends say that sages like Vyasa and Agastya visited this temple as well.
Timings – All days, 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
Bhimeshwara Temple is located in Samalkot near Kakinada. It is popular temple among the locals and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture style of the temple greatly resembles the Bhimeswara Temple in Draksharamam. There is a huge statue of Lord Shiva in the center of the temple. A monolithic pillar is situated on the western side of the temple and is known as ‘kappa stambham’.
Timings – All days, 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
Papi KondaluPapi Kondalu is a serene and beautiful hill station of the state. Papi Hills, as it is popularly known, is a great place for photographers, adventure seekers and nature lovers.
Papi Kondalu is situated at a distance of 90 km from Yeditha village. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Papi Kondalu are listed below.
Pattisam Veerabhadra Temple
Pattisam is a small island which is popularly known as Pattiseema. Lord Veerabhadra Temple is the main attraction of this island. Veerabhadra was a brave warrior and dedicated devotee of Lord Shiva. The temple is located at the centre of the island and boat is the only way of transportation that can get devotees to the temple.
Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary
Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is located near Kakinada. It is spread over an area of 590 sq. km. The sanctuary which is situated in Eastern Ghats is home to many rare species of animals and birds. The main species of animals found are panthers, gaurs, hyenas, tigers, jackals, spotted deer, sloth bear and four-horned antelopes. River Godavari flows through the sanctuary and tourists can spot crocodiles.
Best time to visit - May to October
Get away from the chaos of the cities and visit the beautiful Munivattam Waterfalls. The falls are surrounded by thick deciduous forests. Legends say that Lord Rama spent a sizeable amount of their time at the falls during the 14 year exile It is a great place to experience nature’s bounty. One can get the view of the entire valley which is a magnificent sight.
Kinnerasni Wildlife Sanctuary
Kinnerasni Wildlife Sanctuary is another popular tourist attraction in the region. It is located12 km from Paloncha on the banks of Godavari River. It is a part of Dandakaranya forests. Kinnerasni Lake is situated within the sanctuary. It is a great place to spot various varieties of animals and birds in their natural habitat.
MachelipatnamMachelipatnam is situated at a distance of 122 km from Yeditha village. The most popular places to see in Machelipatnam include the following.
Panduranga Swamy Temple
Panduranga Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Paduranga Vithal. There is a beautiful 3 feet idol of Lord in the temple. It is beautifully decorated with ornaments and a diamond crown. The idol is similar to the childhood idol of Lord Krishna. There is a statue of Sri Abhayanjaney Swami is placed in front of the main deity. The temple premises spans over an expansive area of 6 acres. Pilgrims visit the Panduranga Swamy temple during the Karthika Pournima to take a dip in the sea (Samudra Snanalu).
Manginapudi is a famous beachside fishing village which is located 11 km from Machelipatnam. The town previously served as a port. The beach is made from black soil which is its unique point. During the festival of Maghapoornami a lot of pilgrims get to this place to take a dip in the sea water.
Dattashram is a popular religious tourist attraction in the region. It is located just by the sea and a lot of local tourists flock the temple each year. It has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and a beautiful Datta temple was recently built. Manginapudi is called ‘Datta Rameswaram’ due to the sanctification of nine wells just like in Rameswaram.
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