- Rishikonda Beach
- Ramakrishna Beach
- Indira Gandhi Zoological
Take a bite of those juicy mangoes and the tongue watering sweets, explore the beauty of nature during the spring – book your Vijayawada Tours right away. This is the largest city of the state Andhra Pradesh in India. The city is also known as Bezawada. As you visit the city you will realize the beauty of a place situated on the banks of the renowned River Krishna in the south, the Budameru River on the north, the Bay of Bengal in the east and Indrakeeladri Mountain in the west. As the name suggest Vijayawada means place of victory. This is one of the important place in South India and a must place to visit.
Bhavani Island: This fascinating Island is located upstream the river Krishna, close to Prakasam Barrage. A Vijayawada Tour without visiting this place would be incomplete. Visit this place and marvel at the picturesque beauty of the island. This place is sonsidered as one of the favourite picnic spots by the locals and also the tourists.
As you book your Vijayawada Tour, you will come across agricultural community; plenty of canals going through this place irrigate the farm land throughout the Krishna delta. Vijayawada is a significant trade and commerce hub and an important administrative center of Krishna District. Vijayawada was an integral part of Vijayanagar Empire under the great king Sri Krishna Devarayar.
Major Tourist Attractions on Vijayawada Tours
Prakasam Barrage: As you plan your Vijayawada Tour you should not forget to visit this place. Prakasam Barrage was completed in 1957. This is an impressive 1223.5 m long, modern regulator and road bridge that stretches across the river Krishna. Its panoramic lake and the three canals that run through the city give a fascinating view.
Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum: This is another place which you should not miss out on your Vijayawada Tour. This Museum is situated on Bandar Road. A visit to this place will let you marvel at the beautiful sculptures and attractive paintings which are worth seeing. 'Buddha' Alluru inscriptions of first and second centuries, and Mahishasura Mardhani are some of the important exhibits which you will find here.
Gundala Church: This Church is situated on a hillock on the eastern side of the town, at Gundala. It attracts a large number of devotees. A fair is held annually in the month of February, in which thousands of devotees participate.
Undavalli Caves: These interesting caves are located in the village of Undavalli. These caves are at a distance of 8-km from Vijayawada and nearly 280-km from Hyderabad. The high hill overlooking the Krishna River hosts fine specimens of cut-in architectural and sculptural models.
KanakaDurga Temple: Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and benevolence is considered the presiding deity of Vijayawada. The temple is beautifully set on the Indrakiladri hill. The deity in the Kanaka Durga temple is regarded as Swayambhu or self-manifested hence is considered very powerful. It is said that Adi Sankara visited this temple and installed the Sri Chakra here.
How to Reach:
By Air: The domestic airport located at Gannavaram, about 20-km, from the city connects Vijayawada to Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. It's about a 30-minute flight from Hyderabad.
By Rail: Situated along the Chennai – Howrah and Chennai – Delhi rail route, this is the largest railway junction of the South Central Railway.
By Road: Good motor able roads connect Vijayawada with all the places within the state and also with the major cities in India.