scenic gorge on a section of the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh, India

The Papi Hills (Telugu: పాపి కొండలు) are located in the border confluence of Khammam district in Telangana and East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh in India.

Early morning at Papi Hills


Get inEdit

You can enter the Papi Hills region in two directions: from Kunavaram or from Rajahmundry.

Get aroundEdit

By boatEdit

A boat trip on the Godavari River in the Papi Hills region is quite spellbinding and romantic. Boat trips are available from Bhadrachalam, Rajahmundry and Kunavaram.

You can choose from a wide variety of trips depending on the time limits. Kunavaram offers the fastest and cheapest way to check out the hills.

Tour boats locally called "Launches" are the main transport vehicles. Added to the tour boats the local fishermen's boats can be used for emergency transport.

By carEdit

This region isn't well connected by roads but after a 10km hike, you could reach the main roads of Bhadrachalam to Rajahmundry Ghat road via the village of VR Puram.

See and doEdit

The hills cover a forest area where each village on the banks of the Godavari has its stops and individual specialities.

  • Gandipochamma - A temple of GandiPochamma Deity .
  • Devipatnam
  • Perantalapalli (Village of Perantalapalli). A major stopover in boat trips, Perantalapalli has Ramakrishna Muni Ashramam and other religious places .
  • Kolluru - Huts to stay & sands for relaxing atmosphere.
  • Pamaleru Wagu - A place for bathing in the water which originates from the hills.
  • Polavaram - Dam under construction.


1.Bamboo chicken



Stay safeEdit

This region gets minimal mobile phone coverage and is located in the Agency area. Please stick to tourist places and don't miss your boat. It would be very difficult for foreigners who are lost, to communicate with the tribal people.

Go nextEdit

If you are coming from Rajahmundry side, do go to Bhadrachalam and vice versa. Parnasala in Khammam_(district) is also worth visitng especially if you are religious.

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