After Rajahmundry city, Akhanda Godavari divides into 7 (Seven – Saptha) tributaries. The Islands between the tributaries are called as Konaseema. The Islands are most beautiful with coconut gardens, paddy fields, back waters, canals, lakes and beaches. The beauty resembles that of Alleppy and Kumarkom backwaters of Kerala. Famous 9th century, 11th century temples present in Konaseema region. House Boats, River view Resorts available in Konaseema region.
Godvari River flows through Papikondalu hill range at a very narrow width. The hill range is very scenic and the river journey by boat or launch to Papikondalu is memorable experience.
Coringa is the second largest Mangrove Forest in India after Sunderbans of West Bengal. Sunderbans is present at the confluence of the River Ganga and Coringa is present at the confluence of the River Godavari.
Maredumilli Forest (Papikonda National Park – Bison Range) is also called as Alluri Sita Rama Raju Forest, as Freedom Fighter Alluri fought with British here. Maredumilli offers a visual feast to the visitors. The forests are rich in flora and fauna, undulating hilly terrain, silvery streams cascading down the rocks, waterfalls, fragrant medicinal plants, the pine and golden bamboo clumps and many more attractions. Bamboo chicken is very famous and delicious dish of culture here.