Located in the Krishna District, Vijaywada in English means The Place of Victory. It is popularly known as Bezawada or Blazewada for the high temperature in the region. Vijayawada is located on the banks of the River Krishna and surrounded by the Indrakeeladri Hills on the west and the Budameru Canal on the west. The city is located around 275 kilometers from Hyderabad and is also an important business hub of Andhra Pradesh.
A tour to Vijaywada can include visits to some very interesting sites and destinations. Some of the tourist attractions of Vijayawada are the Kanaka Durga Temple which is popular for the inscriptions of many dynasties, the Gunadala Matha Shrine which is popularly known as St Mary’s Church, the Prakasam Barrage built over River Krishna, Undavalli Caves, the beautiful horticultural garden, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Victoria Museum, the Hazrat Bal Mosque and many more.
Vijaywada is well connected by rail, road and air. In fact, the city is an important link to the different regions of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest airport is at Gannavaram, which is about 20 kilometers away. Vijayawada is located on the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi route and trains from different parts of the city travel through it. Well-maintained motorable roads connect Vijayawada to different cities of the country.