APTDC to introduce AC boat to Papikondalu

Updated - April 12, 2016 07:48 am IST

Published - November 01, 2014 12:34 am IST - RAJAHMUNDRY:

RAJAHMUNDRY_(ANDHRA PRADESH)_31-10-14_ AP Tourism A.C. Boat making a trail run on waters of River Godavari on Friday along with other officials. The boat to Papikondalu will open for public after 10 days.PHOTO.S_RAMBABU

RAJAHMUNDRY_(ANDHRA PRADESH)_31-10-14_ AP Tourism A.C. Boat making a trail run on waters of River Godavari on Friday along with other officials. The boat to Papikondalu will open for public after 10 days.PHOTO.S_RAMBABU

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is going to introduce air-conditioned boat to Papikondalu from Rajahmundry soon, after a gap of almost eight months.

Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, corporation’s Divisional Manager T. Baboji said that the 80-member capacity boat with all the frills and grandeur will be ready in 10 days.

“We are planning to allow public from the Children’s Day after consulting our top officials and local authorities”.

Mr. Muralidhar, Marketing Manager of APTDC, said that the tourists will start from Rajahmundry Padmavathi Ghat, opposite Srigeri Sarada Devi temple around 7.00 a.m. and reach Pattiseema by road by 8 a.m. from where they will be provided breakfast. The air-conditioned boat will start its journey from Pattiseema at 8.45 a.m. and would reach Gandi Pochamma temple at 10 a.m.

It will proceed to Devipatnam police station where all the private and government boats will report their details.

The tourists will be shown freedom fighter Alluri Seetharamaraju memorial between Devipatnam and Sigannapalli Forest area around 1.00 p.m. and will be offered lunch.

After lunch, the trip will continue and tourists would view Papikondalu from the deck of the boat near Perantallapalli.

Tourists will also be taken to the popular Visweswara temple.

The return journey will start at Papikondalu around 3.30 p.m. and boat will reach Rajahmundry before 7 p.m.

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