Places around Vijayawada with Nature

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1/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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2/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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3/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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4/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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5/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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6/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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7/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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8/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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9/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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10/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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11/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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12/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature

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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13/13 Places to Visit in Vijayawada with Nature
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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