Tourist Attractions in Vijayawada
Kanaka Durga Temple:
Situated on Indrakiladri Hill, Kanaka Durga Temple is the most popular temple enjoying
panoramic view of Vijayawada. The main deity of the temple is Kanaka Durga, who is
regarded as the Goddess of power, riches and benevolence. The temple features
various inscriptions inside that represent diverse dynasties.
Prakasam Barrage was constructed in 1957 and enjoys the wonderful sight of the city
with its colossal size across Krishna River. It comprises both railway track and road.
Earlier served as an orphanage, Gundala Church is also known as St. Mary's Church. It
is located on the eastern side of the town over a hillock. The church celebrates an
annual event known as 'Our Lady of Lourdes' amidst hundreds of people.
The Gandhi Stupa:
Gandhi Stupa is positioned on Gandhi Hill and the first memorial built in the memory of
Mahatma Gandhi in the whole country. One can see here his teachings inscribed on
stone slabs. Some other attractions of the hill are Gandhi Memorial Library,
Planetarium, and Sound and Light Show.
It is a significant sacred place in Vijayawada that houses a holy relic of Prophet
Mohammad to be exhibited once during year. People from all over the place come to
visit this at the mosque.
Akkana and Madanna Caves:
Built in the 17th century, Akkana and Madanna Caves are the rock-cut caves that are
accompanied by one more cave dating back to the 2nd century. The cave houses trinity
of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.
Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum:
Set up by the State Archaeological Department, Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum
displays stunning sculptures, beautiful paintings, several idols, weapons, variety of
crockery and inscriptions dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries.
Shopping in Vijayawada
Vijayawada is an exciting destination for shopaholics as it offers a number of things for
buying. You can buy here handloom products, handicrafts, chic furniture, textiles, pearl
& silver jewelry and much more during Vijayawada trip. Along with these curios, the city
offers several wonderful antiques, leather goods, pearls and several semi precious
stones. Other important things to buy from Vijayawada are kalamkari paintings and
Best Time to Visit Vijayawada
The best time to enjoy Vijayawada vacation is in winters during month of November to
February. The weather of Vijayawada is really pleasant in these months as cool breeze
enchants the soul of the tourists. In winters, temperature remains between 30°C and
15°C making it ideal for tour. Summer arrives in April and remains up to June with
temperature up to 47°C. The atmosphere is really humid and warm. Monsoon remains
between July and October through rainfall from both south-west monsoon and north-
east monsoon. Winter is the ideal time to visit this wonderful destination.
How to Reach Vijayawada
Vijayawada from one city to another is easy, since a well-laid out connectivity is
available to link it with other parts of the country. Yet, before booking Vijaywada holiday
packages, check-out the options to reach there.
Vijayawada has its own airport, which is located 20 km away from the city. It is
connected with destinations like Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam through regular flights.
Reaching Vijayawada by rail is convenient as it enjoys great connectivity of railways. It
is well-connected to with all major cities of India through numerous express and super
fast trains. Vijayawada is the largest junction that connects the northern and southern
parts of India through railways.
Vijayawada is connected with rest of Andhra Pradesh and other states through a good
network of district roads and state highways. A number of APSRTC buses run between
Vijayawada and other major cities in and outside the state.