Renowned as the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry lies on the banks of Godavari. Located 190 km away from Vizag, the place is home to ancient temples, scenic spots, and scrumptious food. Added to that, the vibrant atmosphere of the city makes shopping in Rajahmundry, a lot of fun. From the delicious Gangaraju Palakova to East Godavari’s very own soft drink, Artos, here are 6 things to buy in Rajahmundry.
Shopping in Rajahmundry: 6 things tourists should buy in and around the city
#1 Ratnam Pens
Do you know that Rajahmundry houses a Swadeshi pen manufacturing company? Its founder, Kosuri Venkataratnam, started the industry back in 1932 at the call of Mahatma Gandhi. It was initiated as a part of boycotting foreign goods during the independence movement. Retaining the glory, Ratnam pens still stand as a mark of handmade indigenous excellence. The pen-makers say that it takes two to three days to make these handmade pens.
#2 Gangaraju Palakova
Who doesn’t love to have a sweet dose of Palakova? Made out of creamy milk, this dish from Gangaraju Dairy is popular not just in Rajahmundry, but also in both East and West Godavari districts. This dairy also offers delicious Pootharekulu and Kunda Perugu.
#3 Plants from Kadiyapulanka nurseries
Dressed in lush green and vibrant floral palette, Kadiyapulanka is a beautiful locality near Rajahmundry, known for being a horticulture hub. The variety of plants and flowers are such that the local nurseries export them across the country. Do not miss visiting the local nurseries and bring your home the greenery of Rajahmundry.
#4 Atreyapuram Pootharekulu
Around 25 km away from Rajahmundry, the village of Atreyapuram offers the tastiest Pootharekulu. The layered goodness of sugar and ghee, combine beautifully together, leaving a pleasant after-taste. On your next visit to Rajahmundry, get your hands on these most sought-after sweets of Andhra Pradesh.
#5 Rose Milk
The rose milk is the brainchild of Gubba Simhachalam of Rajahmundry who started it in the year 1950. This soon became people’s favourite. Carrying a 70-year-old legacy, the drink is served in three different variations, i.e., Plain Rose Milk, Rose Milk with Kova, Rose Milk with Semiya.
#6 Artos soft drink
Originated in Ramachandrapuram, Artos is the first aerated soft drink in Andhra Pradesh. Started in 1919, the company managed to continue its production by creating flavours taken from the local fruits. Available in East Godavari and its nearby areas, these drinks are fondly relished by the locals and tourists alike.