Placess of Vijayawada…

Kanaka Durga Temple: One of the most popular temples in and around Vijayawada, it is located on a hill (Indrakeeladri) overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna. One can either motor up the ghat road or take to the steps on foot. Inscriptions of different dynasties are found in the temple. During Dasara Festival, thousands of devotees from the city and its environs throng the temple after a holy dip in the River Krishna close by

Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple

Prakasam Barrage: Built across the river Krishna, Prakasam Barrage has created a panoramic lake. Its three canals that run through the city give Vijayawada a Venetian look.

Vijayawada Prakasam Barrage

Undavalli Caves: Eight kilometers from Vijayawada, these caves are said to be carved in 7th century A.D. Buddhist monks used this two-storeyed cave structure as a rest house during the monsoon. A huge monolith of the Lord Buddha in reclining posture is a magnificent sight.

Vijayawada Undavalli Caves
Rajiv Gandhi Park: Created by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation with great care, this park welcomes the tourists at the entrance of the city with its impressive horticultural network. A mini zoo and a musical water fountain are added to it.

Vijayawada Rajiv Gandhi Park

Gandhi Hill: The first Gandhi Memorial with seven stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft (150 m). The 52 ft (16 m) stupa was unveiled on 6 October 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the President of India. Gandhi Memorial Library, a Sound and Light Show on Mahatma Gandhi’s life and a planetarium are the other attractions.

Vijayawada Gandhi Hills

Victoria Museum: A place for archaeology lovers, Victoria Museum has a carefully preserved collection of ancient sculptures, paintings, idols, weapons, cutlery, and inscriptions.

Mogalarajapuram Caves: These caves are said to be excavated in 5th century A.D. The caves are reputed to be the first of their kind in South India. The idols of Lord Nataraja, Vinayaka & Arthanareeswara are carved here.

Vijayawada Mogalarajapuram Caves

Bhavani Island: Perhaps one of the largest islands on a river, Bhavani Island is located on Krishna River close to the city. AP Tourism is converting this 133-acre (54 hectare) island into an attractive tourist spot and a River Front Resort. Journey to the island by boat is very pleasant.

Vijayawada Bhavani Island

Hazarat Bal Mosque: A holy relic of the Prophet Mohammed is kept here which is displayed once a year. A large number of non-Muslims too join the celebrations

Vijayawada Hazarat Bal Mosque

Mangalagiri: 12 km from Vijayawada is the renowned temple of Lord Narasimha in Mangalagiri, on a hillock. The unique feature of this temple is that the mouth of the idol accepts half the quantity of panakam (jaggery dissolved in water) offered by devotees, irrespective of the size of the vessel.

Vijayawada Mangalagiri

Hinkar Thirtha (Jain Temple), Mangalagiri: A Jain temple here with great artistic work, it is slated to be the biggest Jain temple in the region.

Vijawada Hinkar Thirtha (Jain Temple), Mangalagiri

Kondapalli Fort: Kondapalli village is situated 16 km from Vijayawada. A 7th century fort on the hill with an impressive three storeyed rock tower was witness to the glory of many dynasties. It served as a business centre. Finally the fort was used as a military training base by the British rulers. A good picnic spot, the village is famous for toy making with light-weight wood available on the hill forest. These toys are famous world-over as “Kondapalli toys”.

Vijayawada Kondapalli Fort

Amaravati: Amaravati, formerly called as Dhanyakataka and Andhranagari, is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country. Acharya Nagarjuna constructed the country’s largest stupa here, 2000 years back. Amaravati is considered the most sacred pilgrim centre for Buddhists in South India. It also has an Amareswara temple

Vijayawada Amaravati


7 Responses to “Placess of Vijayawada…”

  1. Nice Article on Vijayawada and other places, rajiv gandhi park is situated in vijayawada, But another rajiv gandhi national park is in Karnataka, To know about that visit here Rajiv Gandhi National Park

  2. hai ravi shankar,
    It is a nice effort.I think u have done a decent job.If you are intersted I have some suggestions. The existing kanaka durga temple is not the original one. previously devi was worshipped on a hill in mogulrajpuram.Later devi went to the indrakeeladri.
    If possible, you can place pictures of popular personalities of vijawada like viswanath satyanaraya, gora etc.,
    I am Ramu presently living in switzerland hailing from vijayawada. if u r intersted you are welcome to contact me at my mail.

  3. What time does the rajeev gandhi Park open?
    is it still in good condition?
    Need timings for Gandhi Hill and Victoria Museum as well..
    thanks in advance,..

  4. nice pictures sir………….

  5. hi, this is abid. i want your help for future co-ordinance. thank you.

  6. really good :D

  7. lovely picture and well information sir

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