Situated in the banks of river Krishna, Vijayawada is the world’s third most densely populated urban population urban area in the world. The city is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. The city also was recently recognised as a “Global city of the future”. Though the city is very modern matching the world standards, the city is also old with rich heritage. The olden names of the city are Vijayavatika’ and ‘Bezawada’. The city is easily accessible from various parts of the country. The tickets to Vijayawada can be booked in ticketgoose.com, India’s leading bus ticket booking portal. Orange travels and YBM travels are the major bus operators servicing this route. Come let us explore the city!
Some important places in Vijayawada are:
Prakasam Barrage is one of the beautiful places in Vijayawada. It is a structure which is constructed across Krishna rive. It stretches 1223.5 m across the river. The dam was constructed in 1855 and it is one of the oldest structures constructed in Vijayawada. The best time to visit is definitely evening by 6-7pm. When the lights are on and the mesmerise you. The view from barrage is fantastic and the cool breeze gives a serene feel. The place must be visited during twilight times to enjoy the ambiance.
The Undavalli Caves is situated about 6 km from Vijayawada. It was founded on 7th AD. They are associated with the Vishnukundi kings of 420-620 A.D.. These caves are dedicated to Anantha Padmanabha and Lord Narashimha. The architecture of the place is rock cut architecture and it is one of the finest architectural examples of its type. It is one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance. The cave is complex yet interesting. The atmosphere is beautiful and nearby garden is a good spot to relax.
Paritala Anjaneya Temple
Paritala Anjaneya Temple is a temple residing statue of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the tallest statues of Hanuman in the world. The place is approximately 30 km from the city of Vijayawada, The statue was inaugurated in 2003 and stands at a height of 41m. Since the place is near to a highway, the place is easily accessible and it is popular among tourists. The pleasant atmosphere of the temple gives peace of mind.
The Gandhi Hill a hill in situated behind the Vijayawada railway station. The hill was formally called as ORR hills. A Gandhi memorial was constructed on this hill and hence, this hill is called as Gandhi hill. The Gandhi stupa is a renounced spot in vijayawada. It was constructed in the 70’s. The place also have a planetarium and also have light and sound show that explains the life of Gandhiji. The place is a good spot to spend time with families.
The Amaravati Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Amaravati, which is 45 km away from Vijayawada. The place is maintained by Andhra tourism. The entry fee is just Rs 5/-. The place has a modal of Amaravathi Mahachaitya. It opens at morning 10:00 and closed at 5:00 pm and Friday holiday. There is a very big Buddha doll. There is a park around the Museum and the place is maintain well.
Vijayawada is a developing city and the city has a lot to offer. The city should be visited at least once in the life time. Book online bus tickets to Vijayawada in ticketgoose.com