THE NAME SAYS IT ALL.The area was originally referred to as “Kakinadiwada” during the times of the Nandi kings . Over time, as the Britishers made way to the nation, the name became “Cocanada” or Coninga. After independence , the name returned to Kakinada, but the olden names still persist, for instance, as the railway station name. This is one of the interesting facts about Kakinada.
Hope island is a small tadpole shaped island off the coast of Kakinada. It is interesting to note that Hope island protects Kakinada from the tidal storms that the Bay of Bengal brings. So , like a watchful guardian protecting the city. Aptly named !
ONGC’S EASTERN OFFSHORE ASSET.
Kakinada is ONGC’s eastern offshore asset . The region is also well known for it’s pertoleum industry. Many stalwarts from the industry including Gujarat State petroleum corporation, Reliance , GAIL , Hindustan petroleum have operations from this town.
JNTU KAKINADA – DELIVERING EXCELLENCE.
JNTU Kakinada was originally called the “College of Engineering , Vizagapatnam” , and is one of the most well known engineering colleges in the state. With a 110 acre campus in Kakinada , this college has 165 affiliated institutions under its fold.
Kakinada is only the third city in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to have piped gas supply for domestic purposes. The presence of oil and gas refineries in the region made this possible.
Kakinada is known for having some of the most pristine white sands in the state. With Andhra Pradesh having the second largest coastline in the state , it only makes sense to develop these areas, which has been happening on a large scale. Uppada and Vakalapudi are two of the most well known beaches in and around the town .
RANGARAYA MEDICAL COLLEGE
Rangaraya Medical College is one of the old and premier Government Medical colleges in Andhra pradesh, established in 1958 and is located in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is affiliated to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences.