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How To Reach Kakinada
Kakinada is also known as the "Fertilizer City" of Andhra Pradesh. Originally named Kakinadiwada, the title of the city changed to Cocanada or Coninga during the reign of the British Empire in India. Kakinada has been selected as one of those hundred cities in India to be developed as a smart city. With several IT companies, biofuel plants, edible oil refineries, fertilizer industries, and agro-product industries in and around Kakinada, it has become a significant commercial center in the state. And as a result, Kakinada is well connected through air, rail, and road. Trains are the most convenient way to reach Kakinada whereas airways are the fastest and most expensive mode of transportation.
Trains offer the most convenient mode of travel. To this city, Kakinada Port and Kakinada Town Junction are the nearest railway stations. They have good connectivity with all major cities in Andhra Pradesh including Vizag, Vijayawada, and so on. It's also not far away from Vijayawada and Rajahmundry. So if you're unable to find direct trains to Kakinada port of Kakinada Town from your source city, try taking a train till Vijayawada or Rajahmundry. Kakinada is just about 60 km from the latter and from Vijayawada, it is about 200 km. You can then hire a cab or a bus and reach Kakinada. Visit www.irctc.co.in for more information and book your tickets.
After trains, roads are the best option to reach Kakinada from almost anywhere in Andhra and India. The highways and connecting roads that lead to Kakinada are well maintained and smooth. So you are going to have a comfortable drive to this city from your city of origin. Several private service providers run regular buses between Kakinada and other cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Vizag, and so on. All types of buses including AC, non-AC, Deluxe can be booked easily. Also, you can make use of state-managed buses from different Andhra cities and reach Kakinada. Check online and book your ticket from any bus-ticket official websites.
Kakinada doesn't have its own airport. So you will have to get down at the nearest airport which is at Vizag. It's an international airport and therefore, there are hundreds of flights from different cities in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and so on. Once you get down at the Vizag international airport, you can hire a private cab or a bus and reach Kakinada. The city is just about 150 km from Vizag so a drive of 3 hours will get you here easily. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape as you make your way to Kakinada from Vizag airport. Check online and book your air tickets from any official ticket booking website.
Kakinada is one of the advanced cities in Andhra Pradesh and therefore local transport is well developed in the city. You can make use of the local bus service operated by the Kakinada Municipal Corporation (KMC). They have introduced electric buses recently so you can avail of them. But avoid buses during the peak office hours as they get very crowded during that time. Secondly, you can use the local auto-rickshaw service that's available 24*7. But confirm the price before you get into one of those. Thirdly, you can hire a private cab for a day or two. They'll generally charge between 1k and 1.5k for a day. You can bargain and arrive at a deal that's convenient for you. This is probably the best option to get around in the city without worrying about transportation.