Dhavaleshwaram Barrage – Major attraction in Rajahmundry

I had prepared an itinerary prior to my journey. First on the list was Dhavaleshwaram barrage in Rajahmundry. It is popular and I knew it because it appears on and off in the new channels. I have seen the images on the screen and today it was my turn to visit the place. The huge structure have always amazed me.

Dhavaleshwaram Barrage

Dhavaleshwaram Barrage  |  Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Sunset At Dhavaleshwaram Barrage

Sunset At Dhavaleshwaram Barrage  |  Image Resource : flickr.com

I woke up to a bright morning. We were ready to travel, and as we got into the car, the journey seemed very interesting. A busy Monday morning and people were out on the street, off to work and the shops alongside the road were just opening. It took about 40 minutes to reach the place. I was thrilled to see a magnificent structure right in front of me.

Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton Statue in Bhimavaram

Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton Statue in Bhimavaram  |   Image Resource : bonthunagireddy.blogspot.in


Sir Arthur Cotton  |  Image Resource : frank.itlab.us

As India has many buildings and structures as great contributions of architecture from the British, this was amongst them. Sir Arthur James Cotton built it; you can also visit the museum in the name of The Cotton Museum. The barrage was constructed along the Godavari River and the water flows into the majestic Bay of Bengal. It was over 150 years old and it is a breathtaking sight! If you are in Rajahmundry, don’t ever miss the hot spot!

 Vishnu in the Cotton Museum Garden

Vishnu in the Cotton Museum Garden  |   Image Resource : frank.itlab.us


Cotton Museum Cannons  |  Image Resource : frank.itlab.us

We spent about two hours there and then proceeded as we had planned some more shopping. Silk saris in Rajahmundry are irresistible! The place is well known for quality textile industry and produces some of the finest and exclusive Khadi products. We got into one of the khadi showrooms and the staffs were pleased to display the products to us.

My interests were in silk saris and I managed to pick my favorite colors. By then, it was an end of a tiresome day. We returned to the hotels and ordered simple light food. The flavor of special biriyani that we ate for lunch was still lingering on. I am happy to have another page on my travelogue. Rajahmundry is a fabulous host that will invite you to the place again! I patiently waited to visit exciting places the next day .My journey will go on…and I love sharing the experience!


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