Vijayawada

Vijayawada is a city on the banks of River Krishna in Krishna district of the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. It's known for the ornate Kanaka Durga Temple, which sits atop a hill overlooking the city. The Undavalli Caves feature ancient rock-cut temples, carved out of a sandstone hillside and adorned with elaborate statues.

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Akkanna and Madanna are cave temples located at the foot of the Indrakeeladri Hill which is at a distance of 3 Kms from the Vijayawada Railway Station. The caves are easily accessible by cabs, autos and buses easily.

The caves are located at the foot of the hill on top of which rests the famous Kanaka Durga Temple. Even though the temple was built in the 17th century, the caves themselves date back to the 6th and 7th century. Akkanna and Madanna were notable ministers in the Sultanate of Golconda in the 17th century. They were not responsible for the carving of the caves but the ca...

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Besant Road, Vijayawada
Within Vijayawada city limits
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One of the busiest roads in the past and one of the busiest roads in Vijayawada today, the Anne Besant Road is a hub for commercial and business activity. The road is located on the way to the famous Kanaka Durga Temple and is easily accessible by public transport.

A thin crowded lane with shops and stalls selling a variety of objects from clothes to cosmetics to imitation jewellery and handicrafts at reasonable prices. It also features some of the best eateries from small stalls to upscale restaurants of all kinds and cuisines to satisfy your hunger cravings. With almost 50 movie ...

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Bhavani Island named after the goddess Bhavani or Kanaka Durga is an island situated in the River Krishna, 4 kms upstream of Vijayawada. It is located close to the famous Praksham Barrage. The island can be reached by taking a boat from Vijayawada.

Considered as one of the largest river islands, the picturesque island has an area of 133 acres. The island gives you a sense of relaxed exhilaration and makes you feel one with nature. Loved by the young and the old alike, the island attracts all kinds of travellers by offering a number of different adventurous activities like banana bo...

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Gandhi Stupa, Vijayawada
Within Vijayawada city limits
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The Gandhi Hill or the Gandhi Stupa is located in the heart of the city is a major attraction in the city. The Gandhi Hill is located within Vijayawada city limits.

It is the first Gandhi memorial that has seven Stupas and is built on a hill. The Stupa is located at a height of 492 feet from the main sea level. It was inaugurated in October, 1968 by the then president of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. The Stupa is 52 feet tall and encloses stone slabs with inscriptions of Gandhi's teaching on it. The monument was built in the memory and honour of the Father of the Nation. There is also ...

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Hinkar Tirth
22 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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At a distance of 16 kms from Vijayawada, in the Mangaladri Hills lies the famous Hinkar Tirth, an important place of worship for the Jains. One can take a bus or cab to reach the temple.

The Hinkar Tirth is the biggest Jain temple in Andhra Pradesh and is visited by devotees from all over the country. People visit the place not only to worship but also to experience the peaceful environment. The temple is made mostly of marble and renowned for its Jain style architecture and the intricate carvings on the walls and pillars showcasing the history of Jainism. It is the only Jain templ...

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ISKCON, Vijayawada
Within Vijayawada city limits
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ISKCON Vijayawada is a Hindu temple which is a branch of the ISKCON located in Vijayawada. It is located within Vijayawada city limits.

ISKCON Vijayawada is a cultural and educational movement that teaches people about the Krishna consciousness the way it was taught in the ancient Vedic literatures specially the Bhagavad-Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam. The ISKCON temple in Vijayawada is located in the green village of Undavalli. The temple is dedicated to Radha-Krishna, The avatars of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi on earth. The temple is devoted to understanding the motives of Bh...

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Jaggayya Peta
80 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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Jaggayapeta is a census town in the Jaggayapeta Mandal of the Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. It is about 80 Kms from Vijayawada and is well connected by buses and cabs.

The town is located on the banks of a tributary of the river Krishna called the Paleru river. Jaggayapeta was once ruled by Sri Rajah Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu who is said to have founded two towns named Jaggayapeta after his father and Achampeta named after his mother Atchamma. The place was earlier called Betavolu or "Dongala Betavolu" meaning Robbers Betavolu because it was infested with thieves and robbers...

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The Kanaka Durga Temple is a holy place of worship of Goddess Durga. There are several refernces about the Kanaka Durga Temple in the sacred Hindu literatures. According to the Vedas, the deity – Kanaka Durga is regarded as a 'Swayambhu' or self-manifested and hence, immensely powerful. The temple is situated on the Indrakeeladri hill, close to the banks of river Krishna.

The astonishing architecture of the Kanaka Durga Temple is built in Dravidian fashion. The temple is an eminent sanctum devoted to the Goddess Durga. The construction of the temple is exquisite and the main shrine...

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Kolleru Lake and Bird Sanctuary
65 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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Kolleru Lake is one of India's largest freshwater lakes located near Eco Tourism Resort on the Eluru Road in the state of Andhra Pradesh, about 65 kms away from the Vijayawada City. The Kolleru Lake, positioned between river Krishna and river Godavari deltas, is linked to the Krishna and Godavari irrigation systems by more than 65 major and minor irrigation canals. Owing to the massiveness of the lake, the Kolleru Bird Sanctuary has been established near the lake which has now become a home to birds migrating from Egypt, Siberia, and even Australia.

The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary ...

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Kondapalli Fort or Kondapalli Kila or Kondapalli Kota is believed to have been built by Prolaya Vema Reddy of the Kondavid Dynasty in 1360 mainly for pleasure and business purposes. Located in Kondapalli village, Krishna District, it is 18 kms from Vijayawada and is well connected by buses and cabs.

The Fort is situated on a hill with an impressive three storied high rock tower that is protected by three entries. The main entrance is called the Dargah Darwaza which is 12 feet wide and 16 feet high and is made from a single slab of granite. The Golconda Darwazah is the other entranc...

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Lenin Statue, Vijayawada
4 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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The Lenin Statue is situated near City Boys, in Krishna, Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The statue is located 4 kms away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. The Income Tax Department and the PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science are the closest, most well-known landmarks of the Lenin Statue.

The Lenin Statue is a road-side statue that encourages visitors to pay respect to the great leader that he was back in the 1890s. Lenin was the first successful communist revolutionist of Vijayawada, who had worked hard for the welfare of the people. The statue is situated amidst a...

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Mangalagiri
12.2 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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Mangalagiri is a locality that is situated 12. 2 kms away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. This distance can be covered within 25 minutes when driven via the Trunk Road.

Mangalagiri is home to varied tourist attractions such as the Mangalagiri Court and the Mangalagiri hill top. The hilltop has a temple that has been built many decades ago and is situated in Guntur. The literal translation of Mangalagiri is the Hill of Mars wherein 'mangala' means mars and 'giri' means hill.

The speciality of Mangalagiri is definitely the hill top. Many tourists touring at Vijayawada do...

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The Moghalrajpuram Caves is situated on Siddhartha College Road, in Moghalrajpuram, Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The caves are located 3. 3 kms away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. The three closest landmarks associated with these caves are the Moghalarajapuram Sub Post Office, Bindu Child Neuro Care and the Suraksha Hospital.

The formation or development of the caves are dated back to the 5th century. A lot of the structures of the cave has been lost to ruins but there are many temples in this cave that hold high spiritual and religious values. There are a total of ...

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Paritala Anjaneya Swami Temple
28.1 kms from Vijayawada city limits

The Paritala Anjaneya Temple is situated in Kanchikacherla mandal, in Paritala located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located 28. 1 kms away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. A few such landmarks are the Amrita Sai Temple, the Vuma Resort and the Primary Agriculture Co-operative Society.

The temple has a statue of Hanuman outside of the entrance. This statue is said to be the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world. This statue was installed at this temple in the year 2003. This Hanuman statue stands at a height of 135 feet tall, which is approximately 41 meters in hei...

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Prakasam Barrage
Within Vijayawada city limits
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The Prakasam Barrage is situated on the Prakasam Barrage Road, in Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The barrage is located 2. 3 kilometres away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. The three closest landmarks associated with the Prakasam Barrage are the Krishna River Park, Lord Hanuman Temple and Sitamma Vaari Paadaalu.

The idea for constructing this dam on the Krishna River was first thought out in the year 1798. After many years of endorsements and approvals along with moderate revisions by many captains, this project was started in the year of 1954 and was completed in the ...

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The Rajiv Gandhi Park is situated in Krishnalanka, Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The park is located 5. 4 kilometers away from the entrance of Vijayawada.

This park is very closely located to the bus station and visitors can easily get navigated by locals as this is one of the most famous parks of Vijayawada. The park opens to a spectacular vision of a statue of India's former Prime Minister. The Rajiv Gandhi Park was built by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporations. Like any other park, this park is filled with lush greeneries. There are a wide variety of flowers, plant...

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Sri Nagarala Sri Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru Temple
5.7 kms from Vijayawada city limits

The Shri Maha Lakshmi Ammavari Temple is situated on Vijayawada Road, in KP Nagar, Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located 5. 7 kms away from the Vijayawada Bus Station. The Poojitha Hospital, Dr. B R Ambedkar Statue and Capital Cinemas are the closest, most well-known landmarks of this temple.

Shri Maha Lakshmi Ammavari Temple is also known as the Shri Nagarala Shri Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru Temple because this temple is maintained by a community called the Nagarala. The temple was built many decades ago and since then has been dedicated to the Goddess Lakshmi...

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Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam
5 kms from Vijayawada city limits

Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam is located in Vijayawada. It is for about 5 kms from the city.

Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam temple is well maintained and you will have a beautiful look of the city view from the top of the temple. A well maintained temple and definitely one of the best places to visit and worship and have a look at the city. The temple is located on 612 feet of Munigir Hills. The temple Shikhara was reconstructed by Dhanekula Siva Narayana in 1983. Punah Prana Prathista was performed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya Peetadhipathi Sri Bharathiteerdha ...

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Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the prominent temples in Vijayawada. Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple in Vijayawada is dedicated to Sri Subramanya Swamy. The general of the ground forces of the devas and the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. THe temple is located within Vijayawada city limits.

The three forms of Sri Subramanya Swamy in a same location are regarded to be singular and the temple is frequented by devotees from faraway locations. Learned about this unique Sri Subramanya Swamy kshetram, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, the 69th acharya and pontiff of the renowned ...

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The Gunadala Matha Shrine or the St. Mary's Gunadala Matha Church or simply the St. Mary's Church is situated on the Gunadala Hill and is a major religious site for the Christians. It is located at a 6 kms distance from the Vijayawada Railway Station and is easily accessible by public transport.

The Church stands on a hill on the eastern side of town. A unique feature of the church is the 18-foot-tall iron cross that stands on the peak of the hill and is an attraction in itself. Legend has it that Mother Mary herself was seen on the hill by the priest then in February 1858 after wh...

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Undavalli Caves
6 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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The Undavalli Caves, is a historic monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient viswakarma sthapathis, are located in Undavalli of Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The caves are located 6 kms south west from Vijayawada. It is one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance.

Caves are associated with Vishnukundina kings influential dynasty ruling over significant part of contemporary India in 420 - 620 AD. Caves were dedicated by local governor Madhava Reddy to the Anantapadmanabha Swamy and Na...

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Victoria Museum, Vijayawada
20 kms from Vijayawada city limits
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Victoria Jubilee Museum is located on Bandar Road in Vijayawada City. It is for about 20 kms from the city. The museum leaves you fascinated not only by its artifacts from the past but also with a huge Buddha statue. The sprawling, glistening white, marble statue was brought from Alluru.

It was constructed in ashlar masonry and is a classic example of the Indo European architectural style. The foundation stone fro the building was laid by Robert Sewell, the then District Collector, Krishna on June 27th 1887, to mark the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Queen Victoria's coro...

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