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Vijayawada city of Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada (Vijaya - Victory and Wada – place, mean Place of Victory) also known as Vijayavata and Rajendracholapura located in Krishna District about 275 km away from Hyderabad city. It is the third biggest city in Andhra Pradesh (after Hyderabad and Vizag) with an area of 62 (approx) sq km. According to the census report 2011 India, approximately 1048240 people reside in Vijayawada city.

Prakasam Barrage, Vijayawada City

(Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati Town, Andhra Pradesh)

A hillock (Indrakiladri Hill) and two rivers namely Krishna and Budameru have bounded the Vijayawada city entirely. Krishna River placed on the east and west sides of the city and Budameru River on the north. Total Western parts of the city are covered by Indrakiladri Hill. The regions on the Bank of Krishna river of Vijayawada city contain a highly fertile soil which is suitable for high-quality agriculture. Prakasham barrage of the city provides irrigation facilities with three canals, namely Eluru, Ryves and Bandar.

Climate of Vijayawada

The climatic characteristic of Vijayawada is tropical wet and dry climate, with hot summers and moderate winters. Usually, three major seasons are observed in the city namely summer, winter and monsoon.

Summer Season: Normally, the summer season of Vijayawada continues from March to end-June. During this season temperature ranges varies between 32°C and 37°C. Some time temperature reach up to 46°C in May.

Winter Season: Normally, the winter season of Vijayawada continues from End-November to February. During this season temperature ranges varies between 20°C and 28°C.

Monsoon Season: Normally, the monsoon season continues from July to October. In this season, weather Vijayawada remains hot and humid. The average annual rainfall of the city is about 103 cm.

Languages and religions in Vijayawada

Initially Vijayawada was a small town and inhabitants were mainly survived with agriculture. To day, it is third largest city in Andhra Pradesh with lots of well-recognized colleges, institutions and industries. People of the city spend a better life due to the efficiency of daily necessities.

Hinduism is the main religion in Vijayawada with a percent of above 85% of population. Rest citizens of the city belong to Muslim, Christian and Buddhist. Telugu is the most spoken language of Vijayawada, Urdu and English are also used in few areas of the city. Telugu is accepted as official language of the city.

How to Reach Vijayawada City?

Travel by Roadway: Vijayawada city has a well-connected road network with several National Highway (like NH-5, NH-9, NH-221, etc.) and state Highways. National Highways No-5 has connected the city to Chennai and Kolkata and the NH-9 from have connected it to Machilipatnam and Mumbai. Another National highway No-221 connects the city to Jagdalpur in Madhya Pradesh state.

Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganam also known as Pandit Nehru bus station is the 2nd largest bus station in Asia next to Chennai. Regular bus services from the every larger cities of India accessible here and lots of state buses of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) provide a good service to reach major destinations from Vijayawada.

Local transports of the city are also well. Lots of state government and private bus services are available here. One can travel by Cabs, buses and auto rickshaws to their destinations with a fare charge of around Rs 14 per kilometer. Contact above these number to hire a private car.

Friend Travels: 0866-2487999 
Victory Travels: 0866-2545567.

Travel by Air: There have a domestic airport in Vijayawada City which located at Gannavaram, about twenty km from the city. Flights from major cities of India like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Vishakapatnam and Mangalore are available here. Vijayawada Airport is currently being served by Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and Air India.

Travel by Rail: Vijayawada Junction is the largest railway junction on the South Central Railway network. It is located along the Chennai - Howrah and Chennai - Delhi rail route. Other major Railway Stations of the city are Madhuranagar, Gunadala, Rayanapadu, Kondapalli, Nidamanuru, Krishna canal junction and Ramavarappadu. You can reach into the city from other big cities of India through the stations.

Tour spots in Vijayawada City

Prakasham Barrage is founded from Krishna River which located across the neighboring District Guntur. The Barrage canals (three canals) run through Vijayawada city and give a Venetian look.

Kanaka Durga Temple is a popular Hindu temple located on Indrakeeladri hill in Vijayawada city. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Poosapati Madhava Varma during 13th century. During the Festival Dusehra or Dasara, thousands of Hindus arrive to this temple after a holy bathe in the River Krishna close by the temple.

Gandhi Hill is a memorial hill of Mahatma Gandhi (Father of Nation) where 7 Stupas of Gandi were constructed on this hill at a height of 501 ft. you also found here a Gandhi Memorial Library, a Sound and Light Show on his life and a planetarium. Toy train journey when traveling to this hill is another attraction.

Victoria Museum is popular for some great collection of ancient sculptures, paintings, idols, weapons, cutlery and inscriptions.

Rajiv Gandhi Park is constructed by the Municipal Corporation of the city which welcomes the tourists at the entrance. A mini zoo and a musical water fountain are added to this park.

Gunadala Matha Shrine is a church dedicated to mother Mary. Initially it was a Statue in 1925 which installed by Rf. Arlati at Gundala and later a church was constructed in 1971, now it popularly known as St. Mary’s church.

Namburu town is famous for spiritual centers like kaligardens and Hreenkar theerth (Jain temple).

Kondapalli village is situated just 16 km away from Vijayawada city where you will found a beautiful ancient fort which was constructed by King Krishna Deva Raya during seventh century. It is a suitable spot for picnic.

Subramanya Swamy Temple is located on Indrakeeladri hill. It is one of most popular Hindu Temple in Vijayawada city. Lots of Hindu devotees arrive here during Skanda Shashti Festival. This Temple is being maintained by Iddipilli Family.

Sri Nagarala Sri Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Vijayawada city located in Chiitinagar. Lots of Hindu devotees arrive here during the festival Dusehra or Dasara. This Temple is being maintained by Nagaralu Community.

Besides of these you will found more tour spots which are situated little away from the city. Some important of these are Lenin Statue, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Mangalagiri: of Guntur district 12 km from Vijayawada, Amaravati in Guntur City, Undavalli caves in Guntur district, Hinkar Thirtha (Jain) Temple, Bhavani Island, Hazarat Bal Mosque and many more.

Hotels, Restaurants and Accomodations in Vijayawada City

High Budget Hotels (5 Stars and 4 Stars).
Fortune Murali Park
MG Road, Labbipet, 40-1-28, Vijayawadha
Tele-Phone: 0866-3988008
Quality Hotel DV Manor
MG Road, Venkateswarapuram, 40-1-47, Vijayawadha
Tele-Phone: 0866-6634455
The Gateway Hotel MG Road
MG Road, 39-1-63, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6644444
Medium Budget Hotel (3,2 and 1 Stars)
Asoka Hotel
Governorpet, G R Road, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6662247
Gujarati Atidi Gruh
Rr Apparao Street, 12-11-21, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2565145
Hotel Adhikar
Bundar Road, DV Manor, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2472402
Hotel Amrutha
Governorpet, 29-1-31, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2437853
Hotel Anandvihar
Main Road, Near Satyanarayana Talkies, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2476786
Hotel Grand Residency
Prakasam Road, Governorpet, Block E, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6641001
Hotel Green Valley
Convent Street, 12-10-8, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2567567
Hotel Leela Residency
E Road, Opposite Old Bus Stand, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-3295635
Hotel Mamata
Eluru Road, Opposite Old Bus Stand, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2571251
Hotel Manorama
Old Bus Stand, Gandhi Nagar, Governorpet, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2571621
Hotel Menaka
Near Old L I C Office, Governorpet, Besant Road, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6660049
Lodges in Vijayawada City
Divyasri Lodge
Old Bus Stand, Governorpet, 27-47-5, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2578698
Hotel Kanakadurga Lodge
Auto Nagar, 100 Feet Road, 54-9-23, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6622755
Hotel Monica Lodge
Governorpet, Behind Police Control Room, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2571334
Hotel Sindhuri AC Boarding and Lodging
Governorpet, Atchutaramaiah St, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6622777
Kanaka Durga Rest House
Gr Road, Governorpet, 27-23-58, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2571144
Kanakdurga Rest House
Kanduvalari St, 11-41-16, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2421148
Guest houses in Vijayawada City
Madapati Venkateswararao Pantulu Guest House
Rr Apparao Street, Opposite Rajkumari Theatre, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-2564233
Samrat Guest House
Near JC Centre, Labbipet, Mogalrajpuram M, Vijayawada
Tele-Phone: 0866-6661268

General Information Vijayawada City

Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Area 62 sq km
Population 1048240 (census 2011)
Time Zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District Krishna District
STD Code 0866
Country code 0091 or +91
Best time to visit October to February.
Attractions at Vijayawada Major tourist spots in Vijayawada city are Prakasham Barrage, Kanaka Durga Temple, Gandhi Hill, Victoria Museum, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Gunadala Matha Shrine, Namburu town, Kondapalli Fort, Subramanya Swamy Temple, Sri Nagarala Sri Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru Temple, Lenin Statue and Hazarat Bal Mosque and many more.
Language Telugu, Urdu and English
climate Summer - temperature vary from 32°C to 40°C
Winter - temperature vary from 18°C to 24°C.
Tourist Enquiry Vijayawadha Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation 

Location: Opposite PWD Grounds, M.G. Road,
Vijayawada City, Andhra Pradesh, India...
Postal Code: 520010
Tele-Phone: 0866-2570761
Fax-Number: 0866-2571800.