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Vijayawada is a City in India

Oct 7, 2007
Vijayawada is also known as Bezawada. It is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh India and is located on the banks of the Krishna River to the south, bounded by the Indrakeeladri Hills on the west and the budameru stream on the north.

Once known as the political as well as publishing capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is a vital rail and road link between the North and the South and is now known as the city that never sleeps.

Public and private bus operators provide transport services to various parts of the country. Vijayawada also has one of the biggest bus terminals in the country.

Vijayawada lies in the rich coastal delta area of the state, a fact that is reflected in its spicy and deliciously varied cuisine. The most luscious mangoes are grown here and the region is renowned for its tradition of pickle making.

Despite its commercial cosmopolitan character itis very conservative when it comes to entertainment. If you are a fan of Carnatic music or Telugu folk songs, you can plan to go for music concerts, which are a plenty, or for a show of Kuchipudi style of classical dance.

India festival takes place once in 12 years. Hindus consider a dip in the river Krishna sacred and hence the people come to bathe in the holy waters of the Krishna River. People perform various pujas and rituals to wash away their sins.

There are plenty of things to see or do here, for example here are some of the following.

Kanaka Durga Temple is one of the most popular temples in and around Vijayawada. Located on a hill Indrakeeladri overlooking the city as well as the River Krishna. . Inscriptions of different dynasties are found in the temple.

Mogalrajapuram Caves are a site of great interest for lovers of history. The three cave temples date back to 5th century AD.

Rajiv Gandhi 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.

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

The best time to visit is from November to March. Summers are seen with temperatures of minimum 29 to maximum 41 degree C which sometimes go up to 45 degree C in the months of April and May. In winter the maximum temperature is 30 degree C while minimum is 20 degree C.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Vijayawada Rental Site
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