Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the government has decided to “located the capital in a central place of the state around Vijayawada” Vijayawada earlier known as Bezawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River and bounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the West and the Budameru River on the North. Vijayawada Situated along the Madras-Howrah and Madras-Delhi Railway route, this is the largest railway junction of the South Central Railway region. The very mention of Vijayawada first brings to mind delicious mangoes and pickles. Lying in the rich coastal delta of the state, the cuisine of Vijayawada is spicy and deliciously varied.
Tourist Places to Visit in Vijayawada – Tourist Attractions in Krishna Pushkaralu 2016
Vijayawada has so many Tourist attractions to visit. Here we Amravati capitals provides you List of Tourist Places to Visit in Vijayawada to give you the detailed information about each and every place for your Travel in Vijayawada.
Vijayawada famous Temples
Kanaka Durga Temple:
One of the most popular temples in and around Vijayawada, it is located on an Indrakeeladri hill overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna. The city derives its name from the goddess, also known as Vijaya. The deity in the Kanaka Durga temple is ‘Swayambhu’ or self-manifested, hence is considered very powerful. Nearby are the Vijayesvara temple and Malleshvaraswamy temple, said to have been installed by Arjuna and Yudhishtira, the Panch Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata Epic.
Mangalagiri Panakala Swami temple:
Located in Guntur district, 12 km from Vijayawada is the renowned temple of Lord Narasimha in Mangalagiri, on a hillock. The unique feature of this temple is that the mouth of the idol accepts half the quantity of panakam (jaggery dissolved in water) offered by devotees, irrespective of the size of the vessel.
Subramanya Swamy Temple:
One of the most popular temples in Vijayawada, it is located on a hill (Indrakeeladri) overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna. One can take to the steps on foot. During Skanda Shashti Festival, thousands of devotees come from the city. Many regular devotees will come from Tamil Nadu. This temple is maintained by the Iddipilli family.
Hinkar Thirtha (Jain Temple):
Mangalagiri, Guntur district A Jain temple here with great artistic work, it is slated to be the biggest Jain temple in the region.
Vijayawada Best Places to Visit
The original dam across the Krishna was built over a hundred years ago. It is 1,223.5 m (4,014 ft) long. Several canals through the city of Vijayawada terminate in a lake behind the barrage.
The Prakasam Barrage was constructed between the years 1852 and 1855. There are three canals of the barrage that run through the city. This makes Vijayawada look like a replica of the Venetian.
A must visit for all tourist for a getaway and a good fun time. Perhaps one of the largest islands on a river, Bhavani Island is located on Krishna River close to the city.
- The island also takes pride in the adventure sports and water sports facility.
- It has emerged a very popular picnic spot and has wonderful infrastructural facilities in terms of water games and boat rides.
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has maintained the place well and has made boating available at Durga Ghat and Punnami Ghat.
Located in Guntur district 5 km from Vijayawada, these caves are said to have been carved in the 7th century A.D. Buddhist monks used this two-storey cave structure as a rest house during the monsoon. The statue has been sculptured out of a single block of granite rock. There are also other caves located at the site which are dedicated to other Gods.
It is also known as the river museum and located at the side of Prakasam Barrage.
Rajiv Gandhi Park:
Rajeev Gandhi Park is one of the most popular attractions of Vijayawada. Park located at the side of Vijayawada main Bus Stand. Created by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation with great care, this park welcomes the tourists at the entrance of the city with its impressive horticultural network. This park is open from 2pm to 8pm.
The first Gandhi memorial with seven stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft (150 m). The 52 ft (16 m) stupa was unveiled on 6 October 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the President of India. Gandhi Memorial Library, a sound and light show on Mahatma Gandhi’s life and a planetarium are the other attractions.
A good picnic spot, the village is famous for toy-making with light-weight wood available on the hill forest. These toys are famous world-over as “Kondapalli toys.” Kondapalli village is situated 16 km from Vijayawada. A 7th-century fort on the hill with an impressive three-storeyed rock tower was witness to the glory of many dynasties. This fort was built by King Krishna Deva Raya. It served as a business centre.