In & Around Rajamahendravaram RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM WAS EARLIER KNOWN AS RAJAHMUNDRY AND IS A FAVORED DESTINATION BECAUSE OF ITS GLORIOUS PAST AND PROMISING FUTURE. The Travel and Tourism industry is well on its way to become one of the most powerful growth engines in the coming decade and is anticipated to generate nearly 338 million jobs by the year 2005 with an annual growth rate well over 5%. With economic growth and globalization, MNCs increasingly need to send their high-level executives to India. Thus, there is a constant need for furnished accommodation, and every star hotel targeting MNC executives and others looking to India as a new Business destination. The hospitality industry in Rajamahendravaram has grown steadily following the increased tourist traffic and business activity because of the natural gas availability in the KG basin. Hotels constitute an important part of the infrastructure required for the growth of trade, commerce and industry Rajamahendravaram is very close to so many holy places and attracts plenty of Pilgrims from all over India.