Vijayawada, also called as "Bezawada",
is 257-km from Hyderabad and is located on the banks of the Krishna
River and is bounded by the Indrakiladri hills on the West and the
Budameru River on the North. Situated along the Chennai - Howrah
and Chennai-Delhi rail route, this is the largest railway junction
of the South Central Railway. The city forms a part of the Krishna
district, spread over an area of 58-sq- kms (urban area).
or the "City of Victory" if literally translated gets
its name from the legend, which says it was here on the Indrakiladri
Hill, that Arjuna, the Pandava Prince, won the blessings of Lord
Shiva for his penance. During the British rule the city experienced
significant growth. Vijayawada is a must-visit if one wants to go
temple hopping in Andhra. The abode of Kanaka Durga, goddess of
power, riches and benevolence, is the presiding deity of the city.
The city is also a base for visiting the Buddhist sites located
around Vijayawada like Amaravati, Gudivada, Ghantasala and so on.
From Vijayawada are the towns of Kuchipudi, Mangalagiri and Kondapalli,
which are famous for dance, temple and handicrafts respectively.
Another important feature of the place is the Krishna Pushkaram
an all-India festival that is held once in twelve years.
Vijayawada is known as the political as well as publishing capital
of Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is a vital rail and road link between
North and the South and is now known as 'the city that never sleeps'.
A major business centre, it is the hub of commercial activity in
the coastal area. The Prakasam barrage, the Kanakadurga temple,
the St. Mary's church and the Moghalrajapuram caves are some of
the attractions in the city, known for its cinema theatres and typically
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