About Amalapuram

Amalapuram is a township based in East Godavari district of the state Andhra Pradesh belonging to the southern part of India. Amalapuram town is the headquarters of Amalapuram Mandal and revenue division. This municipality of East Godavari district ranks third amongst the largest ULBs of the district comprising of 30 election wards and three municipal zones. According to 2011 population census the population of the town is 53231.

The location of Amalapuram is on the delta region of river Godavari and its geographical position is 16.5787°N 82.0061°E at an average altitude of 2meters. Annual rainfall here is 1100mm and typical tropical climatic weather dominates the area round the year. Amalapuram was formerly known as Amrutpuri that morphed to Amlipuri and then to its current name. The town holds historical value due to the presence of five ancient temples dedicated to Amaleswar or Lord Shiva.

How to reach Amalapuram

For those who prefer air travel Rajamundry is the nearest airport to Amalapuram only 54kms away. If you prefer train you can go directly to Palakollu or Rajamundry and take buses or taxis to Amalapuram. Regular bus services are available to Amalapuram from major cities like Tirupati, Kakinada, Vijaywada, and even Hyderabad.

Tourism in Amalapuram

Shiva Temple in Amalapuram

Amalapuram is a great tourist’s attraction of Andhra Pradesh. Few of its temples especially the five temples of Hindu god Lord Shiva is very popular amongst the travelers and attracts numerous tourists and pilgrims every year. Some famous temples of Amalapuram are discussed below:

Panchalingapuram and the five Shiva temples: Amalapuram is also famous as Panchalingapuram due to five distinct temples dedicated to the almighty Lord Shiva. These five temples are

  • Amaleswara
  • Chandramouleeswara
  • Chennamalleeswara
  • Ramilingeswara and
  • Sidheswara
These five temples are important not only from religious and cultural point of view but also for their architectural geniuses. These temples are must visit places of Amalapuram.

Appanapalli Temple

This is another famous temple of Amalapuram located only 13kms away from the town. Situated on the banks of river Vynateya this holy temple is considered as the second Tirupati, as this temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji. The scenic beauty of this temple is unparallel as it is surrounded by Godavari tributaries on three sides and fourth side faces Bay of Bengal. The temple is an epitome of fine Indian sculptures.

Sree Veereswara Swamy Temple

Lying in the close vicinity of Amalapuram, in Muramulla and on the river banks of River Gauthami this temple is unique in every sense. Here the god and the goddess share the same temple. The workmanship displayed on the temple is a true treat to the eye.

Ainavilli Siddhi Vinayaka Temple

This great temple is only at 14kms distance from Amalapuram and its two distinct towers are dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Visveswara Swamy respectively. Separate gates lead to each tour. The architecture of the towers is awe-inspiring.

Apart from these temples Amalapuram offers you rejuvenating scenic beauty. It comprises of lush green paddy fields and coconut grooves and other greeneries that will calm your nerves in moment. The nearby famous Konaseema Delta of river Godavari is worth a visit.

Shopping in Amalapuram

Being a chief township and a sound tourist place Amalapuram hosts various shopping malls including variety stores, garment stores and jewelry shops. You can shop great silk sarees and temple jewelries here. Few of these shopping places are mentioned as follows:

Vithanala Vari Palem
Address: Vittanala Vari Palem, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 099599 69480
Hours: Open 24 hours

Sai Ram Market

Address: Main Rd, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 34270

Devi Sridevi Cloth Showroom
Clothing store
Address: Muslim Street, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Hours: 9:30AM–9PM

Suryanarayana Jewellers
Jewelry store
Address: Road, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201

Hotels in Amalapuram

Being a great tourist destination and a chief attraction to pilgrims staying at Amalapuram is not at all a thing to worry about. There are good many hotels in Amalapuram that offer comfortable stay and are fairly priced. A few good hotels in Amalapuram are enlisted below:

Hotel Grand Park
Address: Bank Street, Opp. SBI, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 094931 16789

Srikala Grand Residency
Address: K M Agraharam, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201

Surya Residency

Address: 4-2-50/2B College Road, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 37535

Zeta Hotels Amalapuram
Address: Edarapalle, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 040 6868 6868

Hotel Vishnu Sri
Address: Market Street, Near Vegtable Market, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 098499 56999

Restaurants in Amalapuram

A traveler who is also a foodie can find many good places to eat in Amalapuram. The town is filled with restaurants that serve multi-cuisine food items. South-Indian mostly Telugu food dominates the culinary scenario of Amalapuram. When visiting the town you must try the famous Gongura chutney and masala dosa. You may also try the unusual Pootharekulu to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are some must-visit eateries of Amalapuram:

Green Tree
Address: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 37133

Sridevi Tiffins
Address: Mummidivaram Gate, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 090327 01111

JFC family Restaurant
Address: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 34433

Mangamma Tiffins
Address: Buchemma Agraharam Road, Konkapalli, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 098495 35919

Ganapathi Food House
Address: near Laitha Theater, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 095737 88999

Utilities in Amalapuram

For the convenience of local people and tourists the town of Amalapuram has all the required amenities like pharmacies, police station, hospitals, fire stations etc.

Police station in Amalapuram

The details of Amalapuram police stations are as follows:

Town Police Station, Amalapuram

Address: Edarapalle, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 094407 96561

Fire Station in Amalapuram

Amalapuram Fire Station
Ravanam Street, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone no: +(91)-9440791029

Pharmacies in Amalapuram

There are many medical shops and pharmacies in Amalapuram to suffice the medical needs of its mass. Few of the pharmacies are:

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: D.NO 3-2-116, College Road OPP Vasista Lodge,, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 1860 500 1010
Hours: Open 7AM–10PM

Balaji Medical Agencies
Address: Door No-7-2-100, Vidhyanadham Street, Devi Centre, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Hours: Open 9AM–8:30PM

Sri Srinivasa Medicals
Address: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201

Hospitals in Amalapuram

Few good hospitals of Amalapuram are as follows:

Sri Konaseema Specialities Hospital
Address: college road, National Highway 214, K M Agraharam, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 32272

Rohini Children's Hospital
Address: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 073064 34302

V.N.Nursing Home

Address: college road, opp: more market, Black Bridge Main Rd, K M Agraharam, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 088562 32166

Sri Surya Skin & Cosmetology Hospital

Address: Beside Venkatarama theatre, NH214, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533201
Phone: 098856 01806

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