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, Andhra Pradesh

(Vijayawada is also known as Bezawada / Vijaywada)
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State: Andhra Pradesh
District: Krishna
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Telugu, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 22 to 41°C, Winter 15 to 30°C
Altitude: 11 m
Pincode: 5200xx
STD code: 0866
Juicy Mangoes, tongue watering sweets and plenty of beautiful springs Vijayawada, the third largest city of the state Andhra Pradesh in India and also known as Bezawada, is placed on the banks of the renowned River Krishna in the south, the Budameru River on the north, the Bay of Bengal in the east and Indrakeeladri Mountain in the west. Vijayawada, literally means place of victory, is a very important place in South India, having the credit of being the largest railway junction in South India. Vijayawada is located in the stretch of the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi rail routes and national highways 5 and 9 also touch the city.

Mainly inhabited by agricultural community, plenty of canals going through this place irrigate the farm land throughout the Krishna delta. Vijayawada is a significant trade and commerce hub and an important administrative center of Krishna District. Vijayawada was an integral part of Vijayanagar Empire under the great king Sri Krishna Devarayar.

Vijayawada is mentioned in various legends and myths. It is believed that Lord Shiva blessed Arjuna, great warrior of epic Mahabharatha, locating at the top of a hill known as lndrakeeladri and Arjuna created Vijayawada. Another myth states that Goddess Durga relaxed in this holy place after destroying a Rakshasa and hence the name Land of Victory or Vijayawada. This place attracts lots of tourists, main tourist attractions are Undavalli Caves, Prakasam Barrage, Gandhi Stupa on Gandhi Hill, The Mogalarajapuram Caves and Kanakadurga Temple.
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Travel within city

Travelling within the city of Vijayawada is quite easy, as the internal transportation in the city is top notch and all parts of the city are very well connected. You can opt for buses, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, taxis and cabs while travelling around the city as all these options are good ones.


Buses knit the entire cityscape together and regular buses will always be available to all parts of the city. All buses in the public sector are run under the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. City buses can be quite crowded during the peak hours, and all buses ply from Krishnalanka to other parts of the city. Bus fares will range around Rs 5 to 20, depending on the distance covered.

Auto Rickshaw

Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are also available in Vijayawada, with auto rickshaws being the faster mode of transport. They do not run on meter and fares have to be fixed or negotiated in advance. Tariffs during night travel may be one and a half times the actual rate. Cycle rickshaw rides are cheap and fares will range anywhere within Rs 5-15, but these rickshaws are very slow.


Cabs in Vijayawada are available in plenty, and these cabs charge fares of around Rs 14 per kilometer. Cabs, buses and auto rickshaws will all be available from major places like the railway station.

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Comments (13) Reviews (2)
This is very useful
Posted by harika 4 year, 26 days ago
its to cool and plesant seen to see
Posted by srikanth 4 year, 10 months ago
vijayawada oka amithanandam antha thinna thinalanipincha oka amurutham imean anta antha chusina tharagani oka everest shikaram
Posted by pinki 7 year, 28 days ago
Posted by sai 5 year, 3 months ago
It is true. I was there for a few years to do my PG and it was such a lovely place.Meeru cheppedi antha aksharala nijam. chala manchi place, anni vidanalalo - Ramesh
Posted by Ramesh 6 year, 10 months ago
vijayawada roudism ka jhanm sthall hie
Posted by sai 5 year, 3 months ago
vijayawada is a nice place we are enjoying a lot there with my friends and family
Posted by sneha(sweety) 5 year, 9 months ago
Posted by jj 5 year, 4 months ago
hai this tharak naidu i love vijayawada i like prakasam barrage and river krishna so and famous temple and shopping bazaar
Posted by ThotaTharak.Naidu 7 year, 16 days ago

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