Discover the Hidden Gems: Top 10 Must-Visit Vijayawada Tourist Places

Discover the Hidden Gems: Top 10 Must-Visit Vijayawada Tourist Places
16 Jun, 2024

Vijayawada is located on the banks of the Krishna River and surrounded by the Indrakeeladri Hills. The hills were called “Indrakeeladri Hills'' as Lord Indra and his associates frequently visited them. The river Krishna is a permanent water supply together with the Buckingham Canal on the river’s southern bank is Vijayawada’s most significant feature.


Present on the banks of River Krishna, Vijayawada is the second-largest populated city in the state. The city is also known as the ‘commercial, political and media capital of Andhra Pradesh’, the city is one of the most rapidly growing urban cities in India.


Covered by hills and canals, Vijayawada is also home to numerous caves and rock-cut temples carved out of these caves. Among the most popular places to visit in Vijayawada are Bhavani Island, Victoria Museum, Hazratbal Mosque, Rajiv Gandhi Park, and Kolleru Lake etc., in addition to temples and several caves. The city is mostly a base to explore the nearby attractions like the Undavalli Caves, Kondapalli Fort, and Mangalagiri Hill etc.


Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada


The Kanaka Durga Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. Present in Vijayawada, the temple is surrounded by the hills of Inrakeeladri, right along the banks of the Krishna River. People visit this temple every year to show their respect and devotion to the Goddess Durga and seek her blessings. The Kanaka Durga Temple is one of the Shaktipeethas that are present in the country.


Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada


The Undavalli Caves are present in the city of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Carved out of a solid sandstone on a hillside, these caves date back to the 4th to 5th centuries and is a paradise for history lovers. One of the preserved monuments of national importance, this attraction was originally the Jain caves and was later converted into a Hindu temple. The Krishna River flows behind these caves. Tourists can even take the boat ride on the river enjoying the natural beauty.


Bhavani Island, Vijayawada


Bhavani island is one of the largest islands on a river and is located over the Krishna river at Vijayawada. The island is full of lush green surroundings and beauty of the Krishna river. There are also numerous activities to enjoy on the island- like water-skiing, kayaking, parasailing, as well as opportunities to enjoy some leisurely time snoozing on hammocks, fishing and picnicking with your family.


Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada


Kondapalli Fort was built in 14th-century located in the village of Kondapalli in Vijayawada. The fort is considered of great historical importance and attracts tourists from all over the world. The fort served as a military fortification during the British era and was said to have been built as a centre of recreation, business and trade during the 14th century.


Mogalarajapuram Caves, Vijayawada


Mogalarajapuram Caves are ancient cave from 5th century and one of the most significant landmarks of the heritage of Vijayawada. These caves has religious and spiritual value as they house idols of Lord Nataraja and Lord Vinayaka amongst many more, a few cave temples and a shrine for Goddess Durga.


Subramanya Swamy Temple, Vijayawada


The Subramanya Swamy Temple is dedicated to the Lord Kartikeya, Temple is located in Vijayawada. The temple worships all three forms of Lord Subramanya- Sri Dandayudhapani Swamy as a boy, Sri Valli Devayanai- his original form and lastly in the form of a serpent. The temple also houses a silver covered Garuda pillar which holds great religious significance for the devotees. These deities are worshipped on a daily basis by pilgrims from all across the country.


Victoria Museum, Vijayawada


The Victoria Museum, has a rich and ancient collection of sculptures, idols, inscriptions, paintings, cutlery and weapons. The museum is not only filled with artifacts from the past but also with a huge Buddha statue, this sprawling, glistening white, marble statue was brought from Alluru.


Hinkar Thirtha, Vijayawada


The Hinkar Thirtha is the most renowned Jain temples in Vijayawada. Built in the Jain style of architecture, the temple is most beautiful structures in Vijayawada. Hinkar Thirtha Jain Temple is dedicated to Mool Nayak, devotees from all over the world visit this temple every year to seek the blessings of Mool Nayak. The temple has excellent architecture and the sculptures made in this temple are carved on granite stone.


Prakasam Barrage, Vijayawada


The Prakasam Barrage has 160 pillars and offers an astounding view of the holy River Krishna. The bridge connects the Kolkata-Chennai highway and facilitates the irrigation of over 1.2 acres of farm land. The Prakasam Barrage entire bridge is lit up with soft yellow lights and is an amazing sight to witness.


Besant Road, Vijayawada


The Besant Road in Vijayawada is the most busiest trade centers in the city. This place has grown into a pivot of commercial hustle in recent times. Filled with multi-cuisine restaurants providing quality services, the foodies in the town love this road. The road is filled with cinema halls, it is a heaven of film fraternities and lovers. Besant Road is a commercial, trade and entertainment center, Besant Road is a street to visit to witness the everyday, livelihoods and bits of the spirit of the town.


Best time to Visit Vijayawada


The best period to visit Vijayawada is the winters, especially in the months of October to March. The summers are very hot, and the monsoons, show up with heavy rainfall. During the winter season two major festivals are celebrated here are the Deccan festival lasting for five days in February and the Lumbini festivals in December.


Conclusion


Vijayawada offers an amazing travelling experience to all the travelers who come here to enjoy their holidays. Vijayawada has everything to offer from beautiful landscapes to peaceful river banks. Vijayawada is a stunning, serene and captivating destination for travelers. So, pack your bags and move on a journey to Vijayawada and enjoy your one in life traveling experience.

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