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Tourism

Kanaka Durga Temple
The Durga temple is located on the top of a hill called Indrakeeladri at the entrance of the city. The "Dasara" festival is celebrated in a very big way here with large number of pilgrims taking part in the festivities. A holy dip in river Krishna (2 kms from RTC Bus stand) is also a big highlight of the place.

Gandhi Hill
The first Gandhi memorial with 7 stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 feet. The 52 feet stupa was unveiled on 6th October 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India. Library, Planetarium, toy train, etc are the other attractions here.

Rajiv Gandhi Park
The park has been developed by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation with utmost care and interest. A mini zoo and water fountain are among other attractions

 
Mogalrajapuram Caves
The caves are located in the heart of Vijayawada City at "Kasthuribaipet and Mogalrajpuram". The caves are said to be excavated in 5th Century AD. The idols of Lord Nataraja, Vinayaka and Arthanareeswara can be seen here.
 
St.Mary’s Church - Gunadala
The holy church is situated on a rocky hill on the Eastern side of Vijayawada City. A grand fair held during February every year attracts people of different religions. This is located at a distance of about 7 kms from RTC Bus stand.
 
Bhavani Island
Bhavani Island with a total area of 130 acres is situated in the middle of river Krishna. Journey to the island by boat is a very pleasant experience. An ideal place for picnics and other special occasions. This island is under the control of APTDC. Meetings and marriages can also organized on this island with prior permission.
Victoria Museum
This museum has a well preserved collection of ancient sculptures, painting, idols, weapons, cutlery and inscriptions of Queen Victoria. It is located on Bunder Road of Vijayawada City.
 
Sibar Disney Land
Located at Ajit Singh Nagar just 5 kms From Vijayawada Railway station and Bhavani Island, it offers family entertainment with water slides, wave pool, kids pool, joy rides etc. Facilities like food courts, and gift shops are available here.
 
Kondapalli Fort
This 7th Century Fort on the hill with an impressive three storied rock tower has witnessed the glory of many dynasties. It served a business center in olden days. The fort was used as a military training base by the British rulers. It is now a good picnic spot. Kondapalli village is situated 16 kms from Vijayawada. The village is famous for toys made with a special wood that's found on the hills here. These toys are famous the world over as 'Kondapalli Toys'.
 
Kuchipudi
Located about 60 kms away from Vijayawada, this is the birth place of Siddhendra Yogi, the originator of the classical Kuchipudi dance form. A dance school by the name Siddhendra kalakshetram trains many students every year, promoting the Kuchipudi dance form.
 
Manginapudi Beach
Located near Machilipatnam, the beach attracts lakhs of pilgrims during Magha Poornam as it is ideal for sea bathing. The Panduranga Swamy Temple is a famous pilgrim center. APTDC has developed proper infrastructure in and around the beach.
 
Srikakulam
The temple of Andhra Maha Vishnu is very famous here. It is said that the literary classic “Amuktamalyada” written by king Sri Krishna Devaraya was a result of the inspiration of this temple. It is situated on banks of the river Krishna. There are two famous temples - “Andhra Maha Vishnu Temple” and “Sri Kakuleswara Swamy Temple”.
 
Ghantasala
It is a historical town where many Buddhist sculptures were found. Alexander Rea excavated the stupa at Ghantasala, which had a circumference of 112 feet and a height of 23 feet. The ruined Maha Chaitya or stupa that was excavated here is of a unique design. A cube of solid bricks is set in the centre, inscribed with 12 constellations of the zodiac. A Buddhist museum is an attraction here.
 
Hamsala Devi (Sagara Sangamam)
This is the sacred place where river Krishna meets the Bay of Bengal. A beautiful destination, lakhs of pilgrims worship Lord Venugopala Swamy in Magha Poornima.
 
Panduranga Swamy Temple
Located at Chilakalapudi at Machilipatnam, this temple constructed in 1929 year was built by Sri Bakta Narasimha.
 
Church, Machilipatnam
A Catholic church built during the Dutch era (nearly 200 years old) is worth a visit.
 
Mopidevi
Sri Valli Devasena Subramanyeswara Temple is famous here.
 
Movva
Legend has it that when Modgalya Sage was doing penance, an illiterate named Varadaiah, become literate and went on to become a great poet called Kshetraiah.
 
Vedadri
Yoga Nanda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple and Siva temples are the key highlights here.
 
Kolletipeddamma Temple
The temple was built 800 years back by the Chola Dynasty. During the Jatra, or the yearly festival, held in March every year, lakhs of devotees participate and seek the blessings of the Divine Mother.
 
Prakasam Barrage
The imposing Prakasam Barrage, across the river Krishna is 1223.5 mt long. A pleasant walk down the barrage with the gentle breeze on your face and a beautiful view of the shimmering lake can be a great way to spend your evening. Andhra Pradesh largely owes its richness in agriculture to the Prakasam Barrage as the project has helped in the irrigation of lakhs of acres of agricultural lands.
 
Challapalli Fort
The fort was built in the year 1576 and is being ruled by Jamindars till today. Cultural programmes were hosted and poets were given patronage during the era of Chellapalli Raja Y. Siva Rama Prasad.
 
Pedana
This town is famous for its beautiful Kalamkari weavings on bed sheets, door curtains etc. These designs incorporate elements of nature like flowers, leaves, birds, horses, elephants etc and convert them into colourful patterns.
 
Dhananbadu
Buddhist monument is situated near Jaggaiahpet which belongs to Mahayana time.
 
Muktyala
Bhavani Mukteswara Swamy temple, which was built in 1863 is one of the most popular temples here. Mukteswaram temple, built on the river bed of Krishna is open for 6 months for devotees. The temple is submerged under Krishna river for the other 6 months.
 
Tirumala Giri
Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple situated on a hill top, is 4 kms away from Jaggaiahpet.
 
Penuganchiprolu
This is where the famous Tirupathamma Ammaravari temple is located and is about 55 km from Vijayawada. The yearly Jatra or fair is very famous and is attended by thousands of devotees.
 
Pedakallupalli
Sri Durga Nageswara Swamy temple was built in 1292 AD by Somasivacharyulu. Later in 1782 AD, compound walls were constructed by Raja Yarlagadda Kodanda Ramanna of Challapalli. During 1795 AD, Gopuram was built by Sri Nageswara Naidu.