Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh

Description

 Vijayawada is a city in Andhra Pradesh, located on the banks of the Krishna River. It is located east of proposed Andhra Pradesh Capital City and is the second largest city in the state after Vishakapatnam. The city is a major trading and business center. 

It is one of the commercial hubs of Andhra Pradesh .The political, agricultural, industrial sectors are a boon for its recognition. It is the hub of transportation with one of the largest railway junctions  in India.

Gandhi Hills is the first Gandhi Memorial in the country, constructed on a hill, located at an elevation of 500 ft  in the city. 

Places to visit

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Prakasham Barrage

The original dam across the Krishna was built over a hundred years ago, and the present structure dates to the 1950s. 


Undavalli Caves

Located in Guntur district  five kilometers from Vijayawada, these caves are said to be carved in 7th century A.D.  A huge monolith of the Lord Buddha in reclining posture is a magnificent sight.


Gandhi Hill

The first Gandhi Memorial with seven stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft. Gandhi Memorial Library, a Sound and Light Show on Mahatma Gandhi's life and a planetarium are the other attractions.


Bhavani Island

Perhaps one of the largest islands on a river, Bhavani Island is located on Krishna River close to the city. 


Kondapalli Fort

Kondapalli village is situated 16 km from Vijayawada. This fort was built by King Krishna Deva Raya. 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".


Kanaka Durga Temple

 One of the most popular temples in and around Vijayawada, it is located on an Indrakeeladri hill overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna.During Vijayadashami festival, thousands of devotees from the city and its environs throng the temple after a holy dip in the River Krishna close by the temple.


Gunadala Mary Matha Church

The church is situated on a hillock on the eastern side of the city and now popularly known as St. Mary's church. 


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