Vijayawada ( Telugu: విజయవాడ, also known as Bezawada ) is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. With around one million inhabitants ( census 2011) it is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is located in the Krishna district about 275 km east-southeast of Hyderabad.
Vijayawada on the north bank of the river Krishna. The average altitude is 125 meters, where the landscape is rather flat to slightly undulating.
The climate is hot and humid with temperatures of 17 ° C to 45 ° C.
The surroundings of Vijayawada has fertile soil and watered by Krishna and its canals. Main crops are sugar cane, rice and mango trees. Vijayawada is known for its automotive, iron and textile industries.
- Kanaka Durga Temple: The temple was supposedly built by Arjuna to the goddess Durga, after he got the Pasupataastram of Shiva. In the Vedas it is said that the temple deity Swayambhu (self - manifested ) and thus is very strong. This and the frequent mention of the temple in religious texts (such as the Bhagavad Gita ), he is a popular place of pilgrimage. The temple is located on a nearby hill, from where you can overlook the city. During the festival Dasahra the faithful come to a ritual bath in the Krishna to the temple here to celebrate pujas.
- Gunadala - Matha Shrine: 1925 lay brother Arlati Pime, Rector of St. Joseph's Orphanage, a trail to a nearby hill and he was creating a statue in a niche that soon attracted believers. After numerous extensions in 1971, the St. Mary's Church was built and consecrated. Once a year a large festival is held in honor of Mary.
- Besant Road: commercial area with many theaters and cinemas
- Prakasam barrage
- Undavalli caves
- Rajiv Gandhi Park
- Gandhi hill
- Victoria Museum
- Mogalarajapuram caves
- Bhavani island
- Hazarat Bal Mosque
- Hinkar Thirtha
- Kondapalli Fort
- Subramanya Swamy Temple
- Sri Sri Maha Lakshmi Nagarala Ammavaru Temple