Vijayawada is the 3rd main city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located very nicely between Budameru and Krishna River. The literal meaning of Vijayawada is the “City of Victory”. It is a big railway junction on the Chennai-Kolkata lane. One has to start from here to visit the Buddhist center in Amaravathi. It is the publishing capital in the state. It is centrally situated between the south and the north.
This city never sleeps. It is also the commercial center for the coastal region of the state. It gets a Venetian look, as many canals intersect the city. The city is also famous for Andhra food. It is situated at a distance of 270 km from Hyderabad, the state capital.
It is believed that Arjuna established this city around the Indrakiladri hills and the Malleswara temple to commemorate the darshan of Lord Shiva.
Main attractions in the city
The main attractions in the city include the Kanaka Durga temple, Prakasam barrage, the Moghalarajapuram and the St.Mary’s Chruch.
Places to Visit around the City
Important places to visit around the city include Amaravathi, Kondapalle, Undavali, Gandhi hill monuments, Bhavani Island Leisure spots, VMC Sibar Disneyland Leisure Spots, Rajiv Gandhi Park Leisure Spots, Hazrat Bal Mosque Pilgrim Centres and Victoria Jubilee Museum Museums.
Undavalli, which is situated a distance of 10 km from the city, is famous for the cave temple.
Amaravathi is the famous Buddhist center. You can find beautiful stone carvings here. You could also see a museum having good Buddhist relics. It is situated at a distance of 66 km from Vijayawada.
Kondapalle is famous for the small cottage, which is engaged in making wooden toys.
Best time to Visit
The ideal time to visit the city is between September and February.
How to Reach
It is well connected to other parts of the state and other states through road and rail. It also holds an airport to link Visakhapatnam, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Where to Stay
You can find very good hotels in the city, as the 3rd main city of the state. You could find number of hotels such as Hotel Paradise, Hotel Mamata, Krishna Residency, Hotel Manorama and Hotel Kandhari International in the city for comfortable stay.