Located 30 minutes from Amaravati by boat, 1 hour from Vijayawada and 3.5 hours from Hyderabad and cradled by the Krishna and Paleru rivers on two sides and the famous Koti Lingala temple on another side, Alakananda boasts of a once in a lifetime location
With sweeping river views overlooking the historic Vedadri Temple downstream and just 7 kms downstream from the famous Pulichintala Dam, you can expect to be in one of the best locations in the country.
With the new Inland Waterways Cruise & Cargo Terminal next door, Alakananda will be a gateway to Amaravati from Hyderabad and western parts of India, with access to the bridge network connecting to the capital. By boat, Amaravati is just 30 minutes downstream from Alakananda on the Krishna river.
Materials Hub for Amaravati
Jaggayyapeta being a huge hub for cement, limestone and sand, will be the materials hub for construction materials used in the construction of Amaravati. With a budget of almost Rs.10,000 crores for materials alone, it will create a massive economy and activate the entire region.
1st Major Project within CRDA Limits
Alakananda is in the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) limits, making it an integral part of Amaravati. Poised as a gateway to the capital, it is strategically located as the first major development as one enters the new state, while travelling to the capital.
Very Fertile Land
Being located on the banks of the Krishna River, Alakananda boasts one of the most fertile soil conditions possible, with practically unlimited water supply and naturally occurring minerals, enabling an organic lifestyle. And with rivers on two sides, expansive green spaces get you closer to nature than ever !
One of Asia’s Largest Cement Hubs
With over 18 cement plants in this zone, it is already one of the largest manufacturing hubs in the state with many more industries planned. However, it maintains its serenity as all the plants are strictly regulated and remotely controlled by the Pollution Control Board in Delhi.
Limestone & Iron Ore
Jaggayyapet has one of the largest limestone (32 lakh tonnes produced in 2011) and iron ore deposits in the country and is one of the major drivers of the local economy.
APIIC Industrial Development Area
The state has allocated 145 acres towards developing industrial parks within Jaggayyapet limits.
Some of the top Industries in Jaggayyapet
KCP Cement | Zuari Cement | Madras Cement | Kakatiya Cement | Hemadri Cement | Ra Chem Pharma | Ramco Industries | East India Granites | Amoda Iron & Steel | IGOR PharmaChem | HCL Agro Power Plant | Sitapuram Power Plant | Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
Easy & Quick Access via NH9
Alakananda is connected to the Hyderabad – Vijayawada highway by a 60 ft wide road. Hyderabad is a 2.5 hour drive and Vijayawada is a 1 hour drive on the NH9. Amaravati, will be just 45 minutes away through the new bridge network that is being planned and is expected to come up around 12 kms from Alakananda.
New Bridge Network on the Krishna
The AP government is planning a new bridge network over the Krishna river with major ones at Kanchikacherla and Ibrahimpatnam. Another bridge is expected near Vedadri and would be just 12 kms from Alakananda. The bridge at Kanchikacherla is 60 kms away, landing directly in the capital region.
Located on National Waterway 4
Being located on the banks of the Krishna River, Amaravati is just 30 minutes downstream and Vijayawada is 45 minutes away. With the IWAI jetty next to Alakananda, residents can enjoy travelling on the river, which has been declared as National Waterway 4, to lead up to Kakinada and then down to Chennai / Pondicherry.
Cruise & Cargo Terminal next to Alakananda
The central government controlled Inland Waterways Authority of India has already finalized a passenger cruise and cargo terminal right next to Alakananda and awarded dredging contracts worth Rs.144 crores. The whole region around Alakananda is expected to get activated and is destined to become the logistics hub of Amaravati – as the entire capital will be built with 100% material moved from this cargo terminal (as of now Rs.10,000 crores is the sanctioned budget for materials alone).
This will create unlimited potential for river tourism and sports, promoted on the strength of the integrated facilities in Alakananda, making it a buzzing hub of activities and a true gateway to Amaravati. This will also create massive employment opportunities and a booming economy in the area elevating Alakananda and its surroundings as an investment hotbed.
Finally, all Vijayawada residents have the luxury of sailing on the Krishna river from Bhavanipuram to reach Alakananda in just 45 minutes.
Krishna River Dredging Project
In line with the above terminal, the Central Waterways Committee (CWC) of the Govt of India has awarded contracts worth Rs.144 crores for the stretch between Muktyala to Amaravati to be dredged to facilitate transportation. Jaggayyapeta being the materials hub for the construction of Amaravati – cement, limestone, sand, etc, will need to have excellent connectivity to the capital. Instead of moving heavy trucks on the highways and bridges, the river will be used to transport material on barges. The travel time to Amaravati from Alakananda is just 30 minutes by speed boat.
This means the water levels in the river will be maintained at a high level throughout the year, ensuring the best water sports options and river view experience for life.
Sea Planes at Alakananda
A boutique sea plane company with operations in Kerala has partnered with Alakananda to provide sea plane services connecting Vijayawada’s Gannavaram airport, Hyderabad, Amaravati, Vizag, Rajahmundry, Tirupati with more locations to be added.
With support through the AP Tourism Policy, the operator will have 9 seater sea planes flying to and from Alakananda, for which a water aerodrome will be erected, at reasonable rates (as they are not required to pay airport taxes/cess), coupled with aerial visits of popular tourism destinations en route to and around Alakananda, creating a unique experience for residents and visitors.
Vedadri Narasimha Swamy Temple
Located just 5 minutes down the river from Alakananda, it is believed to be one of the few spots where diseases can be healed just by taking a dip in the river near the temple. Scientifically too, the minerals from the river are known to accumulate at this point where it is turning and hence heals many skin diseases.
Koti Lingala Temples
One of India’s largest temples of its kind with 120 temples constructed and about 3 lakh lingas present, the Koti Lingala temple is located on the border of Alakananda. With 97 lakh Lingas yet to be installed, patrons of Alakananda can have the honour of installing Lingas in their name.
The Muktyala Fort
Home to the Raja of Muktyala, fondly known as Projects Prasad, who donated 55,000 acres of his land and 55 Million British Pounds in wealth for the construction of the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. The fort has been declared as a Heritage Site to promote tourism, including the temples circuit around.
Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji’s Ashram inside Alakananda
His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji is the Founder Pontiﬀ of Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore, India. Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Meditation music and He is considered a divine guide who promotes the ancient Vedic traditions, with a huge global base of followers from all walks of life. Sri Swamiji has also established Shuka Vana (Parrot Park), a rehabilitation centre for birds which has numerous rare and colourful species of Parrots from the world over.
We are honoured to have donated 2 acres of our riverfront land to Sri Swamiji, who laid the foundation stone for the Ashram on 22nd August 2016 and declared it as “Datta Peetham”. With a global base of affluent followers and focus on physical & spiritual well-being through an organic lifestyle, the Ashram will have a massive positive impact on Alakananda.
The senior citizen living homes will be located right next door, giving residents direct access to the Ashram and also to the Koti Lingala Temples just beyond the Ashram, making it a spiritually wholesome experience on the banks of the Krishna river. The famous Vedadri temple is just 5 minutes downstream.
Back to Your Roots
The overall ambience of Alakananda will be a seamless mix of contemporary and rustic, to provide a simple yet modern lifestyle. With an overall atmosphere of serenity, it will focus on organic living and an active lifestyle, striking a balance between the two.
Richest Soil & Water
Alakananda, being located on the banks of the mighty Krishna river, has the richest soil for agriculture and the highest water table. It is practically an unlimited supply of mineral rich and fresh river water allowing the residents to have the best gardens and most nutritious home grown fruits and vegetables.
Weather & Unbeatable Views
While temperatures drop to 12° in winter, the average stays around 25° – 30° for most part of the year. However, with a continuous breeze from the river, the area remains cool and enjoyable. Alakananda enjoys inimitable views of the Krishna and Paleru rivers, being located at the confluence of these rivers.