Located in the district of Krishna in Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is the biggest city in the district as well as the 3rd biggest city of this state of southern India. Even famously called Bezawada, the city derived its name from Vijaya or Kanaka Durga, who is the presiding deity.
The name of the city means “Land of Victory”. Based on the eastern part of the hills of Indrakiladri, this city is bordered by the Budameru River and hills towards its north, low hill ranges towards its north west and south west and the Krishna River towards its east and west.
HOW TO REACH
Madhura Nagar Rail Way Station , S Narayanapuram Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Vijayawada Rural. Ramavarappadu Rail Way Station (near to Vijayawada) , S Narayanapuram Rail Way Station (near to Vijayawada) are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns. How ever Vijayawada Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 3 KM near to Vijayawada Rural
Vijayawada are the nearby by towns to Vijayawada Rural having road connectivity to Vijayawada Rural
S.R.R.College/Vja APSRTC Bus Station , Govt.Press/Vja APSRTC Bus Station , Maruthi Nagar APSRTC Bus Station are the nearby by Bus Stations to Vijayawada Rural .APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to here.
WHAT TO SEE
Bhavani Island: –
Geographically positioned amid the river Krishna, this is among the largest river islands. This island has got a few cottages, where one can stay and enjoy the fun and adventure sports. The place can be reached by boat.
This hill is famous for being the location of the 1st Gandhi Memorial in the nation, which is featured with 7 stupas. Apart from the 52ft. high stupa, built at an altitude of approximately 500ft., this hill attracts people for the planetarium, the library as well as the “light and sound” show on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gunadala Matha Shrine:–
Popularly called St. Mary’s Church, this holy place has got Our Lady’s statue, which dates back to the year 1925. This hillock church attracts people mostly during their annual festival called “Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes”.
Hazarat Bal Mosque:–
This mosque in Vijayawada is known for housing Prophet Mohammed’s holy relic that is displayed once in every year. During this time of the year, the mosque is being visited by several non-Muslims as well.
Kanaka Durga Temple:–
According to the historical documents, this renowned temple of Andhra Pradesh was built by Maharaja Poosapati Madhava Varma, who was one of the ancestors of the Kings of Vijayanagaram Poosapati.
Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple:–
This is one of the tallest temples in India, which is located in Mangalagiri. This nearby town is one of the famous centres of pilgrimage in the country.
Believed to be excavated during the 5th Century A.D., this is among the ancient caves of south India. The statue of Lord Arthanareeswara, Lord Nataraja and Lord Vinayaka were carved there, though none of them are available there presently.
This is a suburban area of the cities of Vijayawada and Guntur, this place is known for the spiritual centers like Hreenkar Theerth Jain Temple and Kaligardens
Prakasham Barrage: –
Built over the Krishna River, this barrage has become a place of tourist attraction for the panoramic lake created by it. Apart from that, the three canals running through this city creates a Venetian look.
Rajiv Gandhi Park:–
Maintained by the Municipal Corporation of Vijayawada, this park has got an impressive horticultural display near its entrance. The other attractions of this park are a musical fountain as well as a small zoo.
This museum has carefully preserved some of the ancient cutlery, idols, inscriptions, paintings, sculptures and weapons.