Out of the five distributaries of Godavari two main are Vasistha and Gautami. This diversification of river Godavari started after Dowleswaram Barrage near Rajahmundry. From here around 100 KM these rivers meets Bay of Bengal at different locations. This delta area of Godavari is very beautiful with fertile green land, coconut trees, mango groves and village atmosphere. With many small and big fishing villages around, this area is also famous for local seafood. The Dowleswaram barrage on river Godavari has helped in developing agriculture based economic activities in this Konaseema area.
Vasishta river meets bay of Bengal at Antarvedi. Gautami flows by the side of Yanam town and join sea.
The roads running parallel to canals at one side and green paddy fields at other side gives a spectacular view while driving in this part of Andhra Pradesh. On the way you will find mini trucks carrying dry coconut cells.
This area is not only famous for its scenic beauty but also for the rich rural culture with several old temples and Vedic culture. Several festivals are organized at different locations and these areas remains in a festive mood during Pongal ( Sankranti ) period which falls in month of January.
Ancient temples of this area are rich in Architectural design and carvings on pillars and walls. On special occasions these temples attracts huge crowd. Usually these temples closes at 12 noon and reopens in afternoon at 4 PM. These temples are well managed by temple authority and have well managed system for darshan inside the temple.
Accommodation around Konaseema
The best place to stay is to spend some time in a village farmhouse or any resort located in a rural atmosphere. AP Tourism has the coconut country resort located close to the village Dindi near Rajol ( 11 KM ). After crossing Rajol on state highway no 214 you need to take the small road towards Dindi village living the main road which goes towards the Chinchinada bridge over river Vasishta. This resort surrounded by coconut trees has swimming pool, adventure sports, Children Park, room service etc. Rooms have open balcony towards riverside.
A/c Deluxe room is Rs 2600/- + Tax
A/c Standard room is Rs 2300/- + Tax
There are houseboats available which can be hired. HouseBoat Tariff is here
For 24 hours ( 9 AM to Next day 9 AM ) Rs 5770/-
For 12 hours ( 10 AM to 10 PM ) Rs 3672/-
For 6 hours ( 4 PM to 10 PM ) Rs 2361/-
Note : All passengers 4 Adults + 4 Child, For extra person Rs 300
Vasista boating Tariff Hire charges
1 hour 20 members Rs 2000/-
2 hour 20 members Rs 3500/-
General Tariff ( 20 minutes )
Adults Rs 40/-, Child Rs 25/- ( Minimum of 10 members )
Contact Number : 9912877055, 08862227991
Distance of places from Dindi
Antarveedi ( Lakshminarasimha swamy temple and sea confluence of Vasishta river) is 23 KM
Anna-chellella Gattu is 25 KM ( Beach & river mixing point )
Appannapalli is 28 KM ( Balabalaji temple )
Palakollu ( 15 KM ) ( Ramalingeswara Swamy temple )
Perupalem 50 KMs ( Beach )
Draksharamam 80 KMs (Bhimeswara Swamy temple )
Pattiseema – Papikondalu 110 KMs ( river Cruise )