A mystery world of natural splendours, alluring unexplored locations picturesquely surrounded by medium sized hills, fascinating Buddhist pilgrimages which Andhra Pradesh is a home to. Andhra Pradesh tourism offers an interesting platter of visual treat and enchanting experiences. Connect with the wanderlust inside you in Amazing Andhra!
Being amongst the list of top offbeat destinations in India, Vijayawada, the third largest city of Andhra Pradesh restores its fame as the cultural capital of India. The city is nestled at the northern bank of River Krishna at a distance of about 300 Kms away from Hyderabad, the city of Nawabs. Also named as Bezwada or Vidyalawada or the burning city, the city is also named as the “land of victory”, the reason being that Goddess Durga restored in the place after slaying the fierce Demon. Hence “Vijaya” stands for “Victorious” while “wada” stands for “location”.
The city is full of surprises with ancient heritage buildings that speak of ancient Vedic civilization with architectural carvings on monuments that account for historical diversity & rule of several dynasties dating back to a hundred years ago. The virgin nature is blessed with dense forests misty hillocks, shimmering water body, magnificent green valleys, major rivers, water streams and islands that makes the region one of the attractive destinations ever.
Your reason to travel…
As human beings we are always guided by reason & historical yet mystical interest. And when it comes to the next weekend plan, no wonder the picturesque scenic spot that captivates the heart is plenty to cheer for with family and friends. Engulfed by waterbodies on the three sides and mountain on the fourth, the criss-cross Rivers outflowing over the landscape, the city offers a unique freshness to the travellers. Being located away from the hustle and bustle of city life the place offers a sublime peacefulness as well as a hub of entertainment for tourists. And if you are a real adventure junkie, you of course hit the right spot. Adding on, are delectable cuisines’ never to be missed and a must try-out.
Check out the major delightful attractions that make Vijayawada a “must-to” visit place for tourists.
- Enchanting Lake View – Prakasam Barrage
This dam is originally erected by the East India Company in 17th Century to benefit uninterrupted supply of water to the city dwellers. The dam houses releases water to three water canals that flow through the city linking River Krishna with other Guntur Districts. As a result, the barrage creates an enchanting panoramic lake that definitely deserves a visit by ardent travel freaks & photograph enthusiasts.
The best time to visit this place is November-March.
- Historic Akana & Mandana Caves
Built during the 6th or 7th Century BC by Akana & Mundana, the ministers of Quli Qutb Shah, the Nawab of Golkonda, these caves are interesting stopovers on the way to KanakaDurga temple. These caves are located at a distance of 3kms from the Vijayawada Railway station. The cave is a rock-cut architecture without any sculpture or design work with triple-celled pillars that are erected facing the east.
- Bhavani Island – Spectacular Nature’s Paradise
Bhavani Island is a spectacular 133 acre river island located in Krishna district close to the city. It is a pristine blue water lagoon ideal for spending a memorable holiday time in peaceful solitude. The picturesque water spot is surrounded by beautiful scenic greenery which is perfect for family picnics. This enticing River Island is ideal for picnickers, romantic couples, idlers, sport lovers and anyone who wants to breathe in at deepest recesses & spend a relaxing weekend within the ambience of this lovely serene place. For adventure enthusiasts, there are numerous fun-filled boat rides of different styles, adventurous sports activities offered by Champions Yacht Club with full membership options.
- Weekend adventures – Exciting water sports!
Scenic boat rides & exciting Water sports at Champions Yacht club are something that always beckons the water sports enthusiasts. Bhavani Island is a popular Island for water sports and adventurous activities to try out. A plethora of interesting series of water sports such as ski boat, jet boat rides, pedal boats, banana boat, swan boat rides, bumper boats, solar boat, paragliding, fly boarding, water cycle and the list is never ending! Try on this non-stop fun!
- Tanvi River Cruise – A restaurant that actually floats!
For those who want to experience a close-to-home anniversary dinner, a special date dinner, a get-together or an exceptional celebration, Tanvi River Cruiser party is here to make each of your moment truly memorable. Whatever the reason you are celebrating for-a place as beautiful at the deck of the Yacht on the full moon starry night over the waters will simply make you go “wow”…just like a fairy dream!
- Lotus Food City – A Waterfront Restaurant
Popularly known to be an ultimate food destination for youth, this restaurant with magnificent river front of the Krishna waters has a great eatery that caters for all. If you are a foody, you can try out a variety of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian culinary delights soaked within a splendid ambience. Enjoy great evening parties surrounded by placid water at all sides or simply walk through the lush green lawns of the garden that instantly transforms your demeanour the moment you step into this lush waterfront restaurant.
Have you started creating your own wander list (your bucket travel list) at Vijayawada? Well, these impressive spots provide zero reason to stay at home and 100% inspirational enough to get you on your toes to explore this unforgettable experience!