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Tourists get attracted to travel on the river Godavari between Papikondalu hills

Updated on February 6, 2016

Godavari river

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Konaseema

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The Godavari, a river

You might have seen many rivers and enjoyed taking bath in the river water. Moreover, if it is summer, one never wants to come out of the water.

The bridge on Godavari at Rajamundry has a railway line below and a road above, vehicles move on both at a time. It's length is 3 km. Its the longest road – rail bridge in India and it is built on the river river Godavari.

The Godavari, originates its journey from the hills of Brahmagiri of the Western Ghats at Triambakeswar, in the district of Nasik in Maharashtra. It enters our state at Basara in Adilabad district. To reach our state it ravels 1465 kms.. in our state it flows through the districts of Adilabad, karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari. It flow, separates he districts of Adilabad and Karimnagar, East and West Godawari. The river divides into three pats and finally meets the Bay of bengal at Antarvedi, in East Godavariand Yanam.

The expanded area of the Godavari river and its irrigated area is 3,12,812 Sq km. This is 1/10th of the Indian sub continent land. This area is more than that of the countries like England and Ireland put together.

Bhadrachalam - Andhrapradesh

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The river godavari

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The land along the Godavari is the centre for spirituality and culture

The river Godavari is not only providing livelihood to the fishermen but it also is a tourist for travellers. Many take pleasure riding on ferries from Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam between the Papikondalu hills. Our state tourism department is operating the launches for tourists.

The first dam built on the river Godavari is at Gangapur. It supplies drinking water to the cities of Nasik and Trimbakeshwar. The other projects on it are Jayakwadi. Sri Ram Sagar, Dhavaleswaram. These provide water for irrigation to lakhs of acres both in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

The projects are not only used for irrigation and for providing drinking water to towns but also preventing floods and for the production of electricity. With the Devadula Ethipothala Program in Warangal we are trying to supply water to Warangal, Karimnagar and Nalgonda Districts.

Maharashtra and Andhra pradesh grows crops like suger cane, paddy, cotton, chilly and fruit orchards using the Godavari waters. The land where the Godavari river meets the ocean is very fertile. In this delta land, paddy and coconut are grown. Konaseema, in the East Godavari district is in this delta and is an extremely beautiful place. The Godavari delta in the East Godavari with rich coco – nut and paddy crops and with its rich greenery led Konaseema. Tourists visits konaseema and Hari culture gardens.

It is observed that from ancient times the humans have been living at the banks of the rivers. Many ancient cities and villages were located near the rivers. In these places, the people got developed culturally and socially. Most of the human civilization, in the world, started near the rivers.

The land along the Godavari is the centre for spirituality and culture. Kumbh Mela celebrated at Nasik in the state of Maharashtra.The great Lord Shiva avatar Trimbakeshwar swami is among the twelve important Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Paithan was the kingdom of the Satavanas. In Nanded, the famous Sachkhand Gurudwara is located. The famous Saraswati temple, is located at Basara in Telangana. Nirmal is famous for toys. The temples like Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Dharmapuri, Sri Rama temple at Bhadrachalam and Goutamishwara at Mavithani are centres of religious importance. Pushkar mela (twelve years once) organised on the bank of the river Godavari.

Environment

The sewage water from villages and cities on the banks of the river Godavari is discharged into the river. This results in the pollution of the river and the water becomes unsuitable for drinking. The people who visit the rivers also cause the water pollution by throwing plastic bottles and covers in to the river. This leads to the excess growth of the water plant called Eichhornia which reduces the dissolved oxygen leading to the death of the water organisms, animals and plants.

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      madugundu krishna 

      3 years ago from Yemmiganur

      thank you sir

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Interesting information about Godavari river and Konaseema. I have some photos of papikondalu trip made by my son last year. Very beautiful sceneries.

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