It is a hill range located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. This place is popularly known as Papi Kondalu. These hills divide the Godavari River into two paths. This hill region is spread over 3 districts namely Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari. The picturesque beauty of Papi Hills is eye-catching. It will give you a feeling as if you are in Kashmir region. The peaceful atmosphere away from hectic city life filled with soothing atmosphere provides special excitement to the tourists. The waterfall of Munivaatam located near Papi Hills is also a great attraction for tourists. There is also an old idol of Lord Shiva installed under the shade of a serpent situated at Munivaatam. It is a religious attraction near the hills as Sabari River joins with Godavari River at this place only.
Papi Hills has been undoubtedly one of the most attractive places in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This place is also known as Summer Retreat. The tranquillity and lush green surroundings around the hills make it an abode for large number of tourists. Therefore, APTDC along with various other corporations of private tourism offer journeys by boat on the Godavari River passing through the Papi Hills. There are facilities of stay and accommodation for visitors in Kollur village which is located in amidst of the hills entirely covered with forests. The hills also exhibits an excellent wildlife as this place provides a habitat for numerous bird species and several animals like Panthers, Antelopes, Tigers, Hyenas, Jackals and Spotted Deer.
Papi Kondalu/Papi Hills
Kotturgot Road, Dist. West Godavari,
Taluka: Polavaram Area: West Godavari
State: Andhra Pradesh District: West Godavari
Languages: Telugu, English Weather: 15°C to 30°C (Max.)
Best Time to Visit: December-April
STD Code: 08811 Pin Code: 534456
Visakhapatnam Airport is the nearest one, 280 km away from the hills and is well connected to major cities of India and abroad.
Nearest railway station is at Rajahmundry, 65 km away and is well linked with major cities of India. It lies on Howrah-Chennai rail route.
APSRTC and other private travels operate regular bus services to Rajahmundry from the major cities of the state. To reach Papi Hills, it is best to hire a taxi from Rajahmundry. The most preferred route to Papi Hills is from Bhadrachalam town through a cruise or motor boat. The journey through the cruise is enthralling and makes one capture the scenic beauty all along the beautiful route.
Vijayawada – 170 km
Visakhapatnam – 280 km
Hyderabad – 395 km