20 Best Places To Visit in Vijayawada

20 Best Places To Visit in Vijayawada

Vijayawada, the famous city is in the capital region of Andhra Pradesh, is know as the Commercial head quarters of the state. This is the land of great heritage and history. The city is on the banks of the holy river Krishna which makes it a fertile land. It is know as the land of victory for many reasons. It is place which is said to be, where the goddess Durga relaxed after the victory over the demon.

the name Vijayawada came from many changes like Vijayavatika, Bejjamwada,  Bizayawada, Bizawada and Bezawada. The city is covered by many hills and canals. It is also called as Blazewada because of its hot climate. The temperature in the city ranges from 23°C to 45°C and is mostly humid. The population density is also high in the city, because of the good facilities available than the surrounding areas.

Vijayawada have a good reputed institutions for education. It have a great market for almost any product or service, it is a place where there will be a good scope for any business.It has the largest Railway network in India. The Vijayawadians are from different cultures, religions, languages and traditions. The city is the perfect example for the phrase “Unity in Diversity.”

Here are the most fabulous places you can check out here. Don’t forget to add all these to your itinerary before embarking on your trip:

1.Kanaka Durga Temple

exterior of kanaka durga temple

 

The Kanaka Durga Temple is one of the best places to visit in Vijayawada. Set along the banks of the Krishna River and surrounded by the picturesque Indrakiladri hills, this holy shrine is built in Dravidian style architecture and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Round the year, several thousands of devotees from all over the country visit this ancient temple to offer prayers and seek blessings.

2. Besant Road

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Every traveler desires to shop till they drop without which their holiday is totally incomplete. However, in Vijayawada you surely won’t miss out on shopping at all. Considered to be the most famous place amidst the shopaholics, Besant road is one of the best places in Vijayawada to treat your taste buds and do some crazy shopping. Housing some of the best eateries, cheap flea markets, and plush shopping malls, this busy commercial street depicts the spirit of the city that every tourist should witness.

Here are the most fabulous places you can check out here. Don’t forget to add all these to your itinerary before embarking on your trip:

3. Bhavani Island

bhavani island view

 

For those who want an offbeat vacation, you must take a trip to the Bhavani Island. Situated on the banks of Krishna River, this Vijayawada island covers about 130 acres of land. It is not only a perfect place for nature lovers but also offers several leisure activities like swimming, boat riding, and other water sports to tourists along with delicious food served at the restaurants on the island.

4. Prakasam Barrage:

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Prakasam Barrage is one of the favourite spots in Vijayawada. The best time to visit here is evenings. The colorful lightnings all over the bridge dances so rhythmically, which will surely be an eye feast. You can feel the nice breeze from the river Krishna and a nice view around you gives you peace even in that traffic. This is the famous route which connects Vijayawada and Guntur with a shortest distance. The Prakasam Barrage have a great history. It serves as a great source for most of the rich agriculture land of Andhra Pradesh.

5. Undavalli Caves

acrhitectural beauty of undavalli caves

 

Located at a distance of just 8 kms away from the city centre, Undavalli Caves are one of the best tourist places near Vijayawada. The four-storied rock-cut caves are a perfect example of Indian Gupta architecture. Dating back to the 4th century, the Undavalli Caves were previously Jain Caves which were then converted into a Hindu temple. Carved and cut out of sandstone on a hill and a being perfect tourist spot for history lovers, Undavalli Caves are a perfect combination of historical significance and architectural beauty.

5. Kondapalli Fort

outside views of Kondapalli For

 

The Kondapalli fort is yet another attractive tourist attraction and must be on your list ofVijayawada tourist places. Tracing its history back to the 7th century, this three-storied fort is built on a hill and offers spectacular views of the city. Originally, it was constructed for recreational activities and was later used as a military training base by the British. Those who visit this fort can also visit the Kondapalli Village, which is much famed for manufacturing the colorful lightwood toys.

6. Hazratbal Mosque

white achitectural marvel of mosque

 

Another important religious place as well as a noteworthy attraction of Vijayawada is the Hazratbal Mosque which is undoubtedly one of the best places to see during Vijayawada sightseeing. It is a spectacular white architectural marvel that is located in the heart of the city and draws hundreds of tourists to the site round the year.

7. Mangalagiri Hill

view of mangalagiri hill

Those who love ancient Indian architecture must visit this beautiful hill that houses the temples of Lakshmi Narasimha and Sri Panakala Narasimha Swamy. Considered to be one of the best places to visit near Vijayawada, the famous Jain temple called “Hinkar Thirtha” is yet another popular attraction on this hill

8. Victoria Museum

ancient paintings, sculptures in museum

 

Much famed to be one of the best historical places in Vijayawada, the Victoria Museum is a visual treat for archaeology enthusiasts. Walking through this museum will assuredly transport you back in time. Housing some of the ancient idols, paintings, sculptures, weapons, cutlery, and inscriptions, the museum also features a huge Buddha statue that makes it a perfect place to capture memorable pictures.

9. Rajiv Gandhi Park

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If you are looking to spend some quiet, idle, and relaxed time in the city, the Rajiv Gandhi park is one of the best places to visit in Vijayawada. A very well maintained park with beautiful flowers, thick grass, and lush greenery all around, the park also features a mini zoo, and hosts a musical show every evening.

10. Kolleru Lake

peaceful lake is close to nature

 

Famed to be the largest freshwater lake in India, Kolleru Lake is one of the most beautifulplaces to visit in Vijayawada. Attracting migratory birds from across the world, nearly two lakh visitors visit the lake during peak season every year. From Glossy Ibises to Redshanks, and from Teals to Bill Storks, Kolleru lake is a wonderful place to spend the day for those who love being close to nature.

 

11. Hinkar Thirtha:

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The beautiful Jain temple, Hinkar Thirtha is located 5 kms away from Vijayawada. This huge temple is full of beauty and amazing amazing architectural work. This temple is majorly made of marble and beautiful sculptures all over. The large steps at the entrance, huge pillars, many sculptures and carvings made out of marbles and granite will make you feel awesome. Once you enter into the temple you will surely get amazed by the peacefulness you feel. You can see the three major deities idols and its pleasure being there.

More over the surroundings are covered with greenery and can also find places to sit and relax. This temple is a perfect symbol of Jain culture and its existence in Andhra. It is place to get the perfect peace and devotion.

12. Yanamalakuduru Temple:

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The Yanamalakuduru temple which is located at a height of 612 feet, on a hill is the temple of the deity Ramalingeshwara swamy. It is a beautiful place and from the temple you can see a splendid view of the Vijayawada city. The temple development took so well at is the maintenance of the temple is so neat.

The time of Sivarathri festival is the best time to visit the temple. This festival celebrations takes place here very grandly and many thousands of people visit here to watch the Prabha mahotsavam. The huge Hanuman idol is a special attraction of the temple. This temple is a perfect devotional place with nice view, which gives you some good time.

13. Gandhi Hill:

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The Gandhi Hill is the famous location at a height of 500 feet. It is know for the Planetarium and the Light and Sound show. The train trip on the hill be an exciting thing on the Gandhi Hill. You can find a good play place for children and relaxing time for elders. There is a park on the hill for families to chill. As the location is on the hill, the view of the Vijayawada city is very clearly seen from there. You can enjoy the cool wind which gives you a relaxed feel.

14. Gunadala St. Mary’s Church:

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The Gunadala St. Mary’s Shrine is the most famous Church in Vijayawada. Its location in the beautiful hill. You need to get on to the top of the hill by walk. This will be a nice experience. Before you start climbing the tree, you see a beautiful church and then you can start going on. At the middle of the hill you can find the beautiful and peaceful idol of St. Mary. After giving your prayers and offerings there when move on to the top you can reach out the amazing statue of Jesus Christ on the cross. The way is partly with steps and partly slopes. The Vijayawada city view you get to see from the hill is absolutely worth going there.

The best time to visit the church is during the St. Mary’s festival, which will be held in February. Thousands of devotees visit here from so many places to this famous celebrations. Not only Christians but, you can also find many attending this festival.

15. Haailand:

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The Haailand Resorts and Theme Park is located on the NH-5, at a distance of about 43 kms from Vijayawada City. This a favorite spot for many visitors. You can get a perfect level of joy here. The place is full of energy and a perfect spot for fun to visit with family and friends. There are many interesting and adventurous rides over there. The water rides are full of joy and there are many beautiful resorts to relax . It is a place to enjoy to the full extent and bring out the child in out.

16. Amaravathi:

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Amaravathi is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and is famous for many things. This is about 44 kms away from Vijayawada. The places to visit in Amaravathi are, the Amaralingeswara temple, Dhyana Budha Statue, Amaravathi Archaeology museum.

The Amaralingeswara temple is one among the Pancharama Kshethras. The Shivalingam in the temple is very tall and temple has a good history. The Dhyana Budha Statue is a must watch in Amaravathi. The 125 feet Budha Statue is surely a tourist attraction in Amaravathi. There is also an Archaeology museum where you can see many ancient monuments from the time of Budha. Being the capital of the state Andhra Pradesh it has many good places to visit.

17. Multiplexes In Vijayawada:

Vijayawada being a city on fast track in development, there are no less multiplexes in the city to make you entertain. You can watch movies, taste good food, enjoy the shopping and many more there. In M.G road of Vijayawada you can find multiplexes like PUP Square, Trendset Mall, PVR Ripples, Lifestyle and many more.

Vijayawada, the city of victory has many places to visit and is a place with good people and great history. Happy to see the Vijayawada city’s development and wish it develops still more into a world class city.

18.Akkanna and Madanna Caves:

Akkanna & Madanna Caves are located at the foot of the Indrakeeladri Hill, on which the famous Kanaka Durga Temple is present. These are at a distance of 3 Kms from Vijayawada Railway Station.

According to the records, these beautiful caves were brought to a shape by Akkanna and Madanna who were the ministers of Quli Qutb Shah, the Nawab of Golconda. However, some historical records claim that these caves belong to 6th or 7th Century AD.
The caves are triple-celled with pillared hall measuring 48 x 29 feet facing towards East. These are devoid of any ornamental molding or sculpture. The caves can be visited while going to Kanaka Durga Temple.

19.Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam

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20.Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple (suyambu), Vijayawada