Vijayawada Tourism

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Undavalli Caves Vijaywada

Undavalli Caves Vijaywada  Video Review

Undavalli Caves

Bhatnagar Archit
27th Jan 17

Fresh air you get

Fresh air you get  Video Review

Bhavani Island

Ankita Roy
30th Jan 17

Good place

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Besant Road

Sivarakesh
24th Oct 17

Sunset time at Prakasam Barrage

Sunset time at Prakasam Barrage  Video Review

Prakasam Barrage

Vijay Potluri
1st Mar 17

Prakasam Barrage

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Prakasam Barrage

Mohan Thulasingam
1st Nov 17

Prakasam barrage Visakhapatnam

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Prakasam Barrage

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1st Nov 17

Awesome place

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Prakasam Barrage

Vijay Potluri
24th Sep 16

Religious place to visit

Religious place to visit  Video Review

Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam

Vijay Potluri
23rd Jul 16

Nice Barrage

Nice Barrage  Video Review

Prakasam Barrage

Vijay Potluri
29th Jul 16

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Reviews (126)

Marayala

Marayala5.0/5

2 reviews

Nice hotel in the Vijayawada

Nice service and behaviour with the customers rooms are given as shown in the picture in the profile of the hotel. In the my enquiry most of them told to me that the visitor's are will be stay in this hotel only it is less distance from the Vijayawada airport

Lilian veronica gomes

Lilian veronica gomes4.3/5

1 review

Important to know a little of the culture and language

Good food of the South India ,. The cleanliness and the effort of keeping the city green is commendable Only Ola app cabs are available along with private cars and autos. Autos are quite reasonable There are hardly any traffic signals and at times vehicles cross suddenly. Driving should be done carefully.

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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Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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