ghatroads - South India Travel and Tourism Guide

Papi Kondalu - Papi Hills

Papi kondalu or Papi Hills is a lovely place which is seen as Kashmir of South India. River Godavari flows through these hills gives the beautiful scenery to the Papi kondalu. The waterfalls at Munivaatam and the peaceful atmosphere at this tribal village gives a pleasant look and peace to the visitors. The combination of green hills, forest, tribal villages and the river making Papi Kondalu a special attraction for the tourists. The tribals Shiva temple at Munivaatam village is another special attraction. The village is situated at the confluence point of river Sabari with Godavari.

Papi-Kondalu Images

Tourist Attractions

  • Beautiful sceneries
  • Pleasant boating on Godavari river
  • Outdoor Breakfast and Lunch
  • Chance to watch tribal life
  • Night stay and dinner on the bank of Godavari
  • Bathing in Pamuleru creek pure waters
  • Memorable experience of forest walk
  • Temples on the way
  • Polavaram Dam

Where is Papi Kondalu

Papi Kondalu is a place in Eastern ghats near Kolluru Village in Vara Ramachandrapuram Mandal, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 507135.

How to Reach

There are 2 routes to get to Papikondalu boating. Godavari river pass through Papikondalu between Kunavaram and Rajahmundry.

  • Nearest town: Rajahmundry - 65km
  • Distance From: Bhadrachalam - 90 km, Hyderabad - 400 km, Vijayawada - 220 km
  • Nearest Airport: Rajahmundry, Hyderabad
  • Nearest Bus Station: Rajahmundry, Bhadrachalam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Rajahmundry
  • Transport:

    1. From Rajahmundry city in Andhra Pradesh state

    2. From the famous piligrimage place Bhadrachalam in Telangana state.

    Rajahmundry is connected by Air, rail and road (Nh3). It can be reached by train or bus any time from Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam

    Bhadrachalam town is 310 km from Hyderabad & 186 km from Vijayawada by road. There are frequent buses from Hyderabad and Vijayawada cities.

Where to Stay

  • Stay at Rajahmundry can be easy because number of hotels available.
  • Bhadrachalam also posses many hotels for stay.
  • Boating and stay at Kolluru bamboo huts can be booked by online at below sites.

Best Season & Time to Visit

The forest looks dry during the fall between December and March. Best Season & Time to Visit is July to October.


Nice and rare bamboo handicrafts made by tribals available to buy at the boat stops.

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