Vijaywada is the second largest city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Vijaywada is one of the sacred place and lies on the bank of river Krishna. According to mythology, Goddess Durga rested in Vijayawada by killing the demon. As she was victorious by killing The demon, the city was named as Vijaywada. Here are the places to visit in Vijaywada.
Located 8 km from Vijaywada, Undavalli Caves is an illustraion of excellence in Indian rock cut architecture. The cave belongs to 7th century embellished with fine sculptures , rock carving and architectures. The statue of Vishnu in reclining position is cut in a single granite rock. The location of the cave also offers amazing view of the city.
Mogalarajapuram caves is one of the prime attraction of city of Vijayawada. The caves are famous for three temples that are located inside the cave. The cave belong to 5th century and most of the sculptures are worn out. One of the temple is still well maintained and have status of Lord Vishnu and Shiva. The Ardhanareshwar murthy in the cave gives it a distinctive feature as the idol is not found anywhere else in India.
Prakasam barrage was constructed by Sir Arthur Cotton in 1957. The barrage consist of 160 pillars and built in Venetian style. The barrage provides water to acres of cultivated land. It also serves as a bridge and is lined with lights from start to end point. Prakasm barrage provides a scenic beauty to the location.
Spreaded over a sprawling 130 acres of land, Bhavani island is a river island formed by river Krishna. Water sports,Boat rides and fishing are important activities in the island.
Victoria museum in Vijaywada is constructed in 1887. The collection of the museum is more for professional than common man. But the huge collection of the museum inspires the common man too. The unique collections include intricate artifacts, paintings, pre-historic tools, stone, copper plates, arms, gold coins ,manuscripts and various other ancient objects are obtained from the excavations undertaken here.
Kondapalli town is a house of ancient fort and toys. The fort is also known as Kondapalli kota is a three storied fort on a hill that belongs to seventh century. The Kondapalli fort is used to be the training camp of British empire. Kondapalli is also known for bright toys. the toys are made of Paniki, a lightwood.
Kolleru lake is one of the largest freshwater lake located between Krishna and Godavari deltas. The Kolleru lake houses almost two lacs migratory birds that are found mainly from October to March. Most of the migratory birds that visit the place are from Siberia, Australia and Egypt. The wide range of birds that are seen here include Bill Storks, Glossy Ibises, Teals, Cormorants, Common Redshanks.
The first memorial of Gandhi was constructed on the top of the hill and hence named Gandhi hill. A 15.8 m Gandhi was unveiled in 1968. The Gandhi memorial library has a rich collection of books.