Travel to Vijayawada



Vijayawada Tourism



Krishna District's biggest and largest city is Vijayawada. It is third largest in Andhra Pradesh in terms of area, after Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. Vijayawada means 'Land of Victory'. The name of thi place was derived from the deity Kanaka Durga, who was also called as Vijaya. The city also has a popular historic name, known as Bezawada. The Indian Railway uses it for assigning the station code "BZA".

This big city originates on Krishna River's northern bank. Different dynasties have ruled this place from time to time. This city is very well-known and recognised for Andhra Pradesh's number of educational institutions. The city has a good connectivity of rail, road, and air. The city also has India's second largest railway junction. This city is known as Andhra Pradesh's commercial capital. This sociologically dominant, agriculturally rich and politically active is also a transportation and industrial hub.

People here talk about the various stories and tales after which the name Vijayawada originated. Initially, its name was Chandrala that meant victory which came after Gajapathis' family. Later, this place was also known where Shiva has blessed Arjuna on hill Indrakiladri. Another legend states that this place was where Goddesses Durga relaxed after killing the demon. Because she had won against the demon, the place was called Vijayawada that means city of victory.

Shopping

This city is a delightful place for many tourists with so many interesting places. Apart from this, shopping experience is very exhilarating here. From handloom to handicrafts products, furniture and textiles, this place is good for many purchasable items. Moreover, one can get pearl to silver jeweller too.

One can shop at MG Road, Besant Road and Eluru Road. Paintings of Kalamkari and Mangalagiri saris can be bought in this town, along with juicy mangoes and other mouth watering sweets.

Distance to Vijayawada
  • From hyderabad - 267 KM
  • From chennai - 396 KM
  • From mumbai - 978 KM
  • From bangalore - 633 KM
  • From delhi - 1766 KM
Vijayawada Distance Chart

Places to see in and around Vijayawada

  • Kondapalli Fort- It is as old as 14th century and is built on some hillock near the city. Reddy kingdom of Kondaveedu's founder Prolaya Vema Reddi built this three-storey rock. It is also said that this place was built in 7th century.
  • Lenin Statue- One of India's Lenin Statues is in Vijayawada. This statue shows the struggle done by working class and shows the communism ideologies in India as well as the world.
  • Mogalarajapuram Caves- It is said to be as old as 5th century and is a well-known cave with three temples. One of them has Ardhanariswara carving.
  • Undavalli Caves- Near Vijayawada in Guntur district's Undavalli village
  • this cave is four-stories high. Lord Krishna's gigantic statue is very famous here.
  • Victoria Museum- This place will interest archaeological enthusiasts. This museum has conserved idols and ancient sculptures with inscriptions; weapons and paintings are also there.
  • Bhavani Island- This beautiful island is on Krishna River. The island is one of the biggest islands on this river. The area of this island is 130 acres near Prakasam Barrage. It is used as a picnic spot.
  • Gandhi Hill- Gandhi Stupa is also well known as Gandhi hill in Vijayawada. It has a planetarium which attracts many tourists to this place. Dr. Zakir Hussain has unveiled a big Gandhi structure (15.8 meter) here.
  • Mangalagiri- It is situated on Vijayawada to Guntur Road. This mount looks like an elephant.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Park- It is the city's gateway and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has built it.
  • Amaravati- This pilgrimage centre dates back to third and twelfth century BC. It is on banks of river Krishna. This place is a major worship place for Buddhists in India.
  • Hinkar Thirth- It is a world renowned and very well-known Jain temple in Mangalagiri hills.
Best Time to visit

Vijayawada has a tropically dry and wet climate. The summers get very hot and winters are moderate. During May to June, the temperature rises to 47 Degree Celsius. During winters, the temperature falls to 20 to 27 Degree Celsius. The rainfall in this area is 103 cm and it comes from northeast and southwest monsoon. The humidity here is almost 78%. Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy gave this place a nickname "Blaze-wada" because the place has scorching heat during summers.

Nearest Airport

Vijayawada has a good connectivity by air. Gannavaram domestic airport is around 19 kilometre from Vijayawada. The airport connects to various cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai. Airlines of several companies like Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet serves to Vijayawada Airport. Almost 180,000 passengers come to this airport annually.

Nearest Railway Station

Vijayawada has the second largest as well as busiest railway station in India. Per day, the junction has more than 270 trains after Mumbai and Howrah. Vijayawada Junction generates the highest revenue in the region of South Central Railway. It is located along Chennai to Delhi and Chennai to Howrah rail route. Central government has given Vijayawada Junction A-1 status.

Languages Spoken

People in Vijayawada mostly talk in their local language Telugu. Other than Telugu, they can talk in English.



Last Updated on : January 14, 2014













     


     

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