Vijayawada Tourism

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Shashank goel5.0/5

23 reviews

Best place for quick holiday

It is a very peaceful city. People are really very good here, polite, helpful and happy going. Not much crowded on one side of city but on the other part it is like another metro.
The best part is this is a very clean city. Swach Bharat is very seriously implied here.

Prasanth4.3/5

2 reviews

Vijayawada Capital of Andhra

City is on the banks of river Krishna people who are habituated cool climate can't enjoy here in summer but there are lot of visiting places in and around Vijayawada Durga temple caves Bhavani island water games Mangalagiri temple Hailand lot of things are there
People who visits in winter try to make out to brahmaya lake in the morning 5-6 AM you can see a climate of hilly areas it is a man dig lake in between of 3 mountain view will be very nice snow will be in the morning, this comes in the route of nuzivid
In the route of machilipatnam you will have lot temples of Lord Shiva architecture of each and every temple varies a lot.
Forts temples Krishna river like this we can write a book for guidance in and around Vijayawada. According to history I gone through about Vijayawada it was there from Before christ

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Vijayawada Overview

History of Vijayawada

Vijayawada is the third biggest city in Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the head of the Krishna delta and surrounded by the Budameru River on the north and the Indrakiladri Hills on the west. The meaning of Vijayawada is The Place of Victory. Legends suggest that the name of the city was derived, when Lord Shiva blessed Arjuna on the Indrakiladri Hills. Another legend states that Goddess Durga rested here after killing the demon and she came to be known as victorious or the Vijaya as she defeated the demon, thus the name.According to the records of Vishnu Puranam, King Madhava Varma, the ancestor of Poosapati Kings, built the kingdom of Vijayawada.

He also constructed the temple of Kanaka Durga at Indrakiladri. Besides, this place is also an important religious centre for Hindus and Buddhists. The Chalukyas of Kalyan and Krishna Deva Raya once reined over this place for years. The fate of the city took a turning point after the construction of three irrigation canals Ryves, Eluru and Bandar along with a barrage in 1855, and the rail bridge over the river Krishna in 1892. The city witnessed immense growth in this century and became an important trade centre in the pre independence era.

Things to Do in Vijayawada

The major attractions of Vijayawada are temples like Kanaka Durga (goddess of power) and Mangalagiri temple. There are popular Buddhist sites such as Amravati, Gudivada, Ghantasala, etc. The Krishna Pushkaram is a popular festival here that is held once every twelve years. Apart from these temples, other tourist attractions here are Prakasham Barrage, Gandhi Hill, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Victoria Museum, Hazarat Bal Mosque, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Gunadala Matha Shrine, and Bhavani Island. The Kondapalli Reserve Forest in the western outskirts that sprawls over an area of 121.5 square kilometres is also another attraction. This forest is a source of soft wood that is used for making Kondapalli Toys.

Accommodation in Vijayawada

Travellers can use air, rail and road transport to reach the city. Vijayawada is the largest junction of the Southern Railways. There are number of express and super fast trains that pass through the Vijayawada station. Besides, there is a domestic airport situated at Gannavaram, about 20-km from the city. It is connected to cities like Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. The climate of the city is tropical, with hot summers and moderate winters. The best time to visit Vijaywada is between October to March.

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