Vijayawada is an important port in south India and is considered to be the cultural capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Situated at the head of the Krishna Delta, Vijayawada derives its name from that of its presiding deity goddess Vijaya. Vijayawada is at a distance of 70 km from the sea and is surrounded by bare granite hills. The place is famous for its rock mountains and the rivers that cut through them. Vijayawada is famous for its delicious mangoes and pickles as also its delicious, spicy cuisine. The moment you mention Vijaywada to locals, they will talk about beautiful springs, mouthwatering sweets and juicy mangoes. Also, known as Bezawada, this city is located on the banks of Krishna River and overlooks the Bay of Bengal. The Indrakeeladri Hill forms a spectacular backdrop to the city on the west.
Location of Vijaywada
Vijayawada, third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, is located on the bank of Krishna River. Situated on the eastern side of Andhra Pradesh, at a distance of 275 kms from Hyderabad, the city of Vijayawada is a major trade and business center.