Vijayawada, a city that has been given the name that literally means the place of victory, is the third largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of river Krishna (a significant river in Hindu Mythology) and is one of the most sacred places in India. It is a picturesque location bounded by the mystic Budameru River on the north and the invincible lndrakeeladri Hills. It is a mid-size city located around 275 km from the capital of the state that is Hyderabad, and is home to a population of around 900,000, which also consists of floating populations coming from the neighboring towns and villages.
Tourism is one of the major factors of the city’s sources of revenue. There are several interesting and incredible places to visit in the city. However, since it is not that big in terms of area of expansion, so it will not take much to explore the city. Rickshaws are perhaps the best mode of exploring Vijayawada. Even 15 years ago they were the prime mode of getting around and touring the city. However, there has been significant decrease in their use, still it is quite possible to spot one on the streets. Replacing the old rickshaws are the auto-rickshaws, cars, taxis, and buses. One can contact the tour guide to better explore the Vijayawada tourism, rather than doing it himself.
Some of the popular interesting places to visit in Vijayawada include – Undavalli caves, Gandhi Hill, Hazarat Bal Mosque, Amaravati,, Lenin Statue, Hinkar Thirtha, Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kondapalli Fort, Rajiv Gandhi Park, and Prakasam Barrage.
Reaching the city
Situated in along the Chennai-Delhi and Chennai Howrah train route the city is very well-connected to all major states of the nation. It has the largest railway junction coming under South Central Railways. Besides trains, the other popular way to reach the city is by planes. popular airways like SpiceJet and Jet Airways offers several direct and indirect flights connecting the city to Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Once one reaches the city, then the next thing that comes in his mind is the accommodations. The following is a list of 3 good hotels in Vijayawada that you may like to consider.
Fortune Murali Park Hotel
Located at very apt location which is 5 km from the railway station and 9 km from Undavalli caves, the Fortune Murali Park hotel is one of the finest 4 star hotels. Many tourist attractions in the city are easily accessible from the hotel. It proudly offers convenient accommodation facilities and personalized services to tired travelers. The guests can choose from 94 well furnished rooms categorized in Fortune Club Room, Deluxe Room, and Suite. Guests here can enjoy amenities that include – Wi-fi, Disabled Friendly, Restaurant, Laundry Service, Air Conditioning, Lift, Concierge, Meeting / Conference Room, Bar / Lounge, Safe / Deposit Box, 24 Hour Reception, Foreign Exchange, Parking, Separate non-smoking rooms, Gym / Fitness Center. The hotel also features a fantastic restaurant offering variety of food, beverages, and snacks.
The Gateway Hotel M G Road
Easily accessible from the railway station and airport is this hotel. It is a 4 star rated luxurious property in the region that is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. It features 108 well thought designer rooms available in Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, and Executive Suite. The hotel is well equipped by all modern amenities including – Foreign Exchange, Restaurant, Concierge, 24 Hour Reception, Dry Cleaning, Safe / Deposit Box, Valet Parking, Baby Sitting / Child care, Business Center, Separate non-smoking rooms, Gym / Fitness Center, Laundry Service, Meeting / Conference Room, News Paper, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioning, Lift, Disabled Friendly, Wi-fi, Parking.
Quality DV Manor
A fine rated 4 star hotel the Quality DV Manor is located around 6 km from railway station, 4 km from Kanaka Durga temple, and 7 km from Gandhi Hill. The ambiance and the personalized services that one gets here are things that are hard to get anywhere else. It boasts of its well furnished and spacious 115 rooms categorized as Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Club Deluxe, Club Superior, Club Elite, Club Suite, and Presidential Suites. Each single rooms is complimented with LCD TV, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe, Wi-Fi, and telephone. The other amenities include – Cable / Satellite TV,Bar / Lounge, Separate non-smoking rooms, Safe / Deposit Box, Restaurant, 24 Hour Reception, Baby Sitting / Child care, News Paper, Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk, Lift, Business Center, Laundry Service, Fridge, Concierge, Doctor on Call, Valet Parking, Air Conditioning, Meeting / Conference Room, and Security Guard.
To put everything together, Vijayawada is one of the finest places in India to spent your holidays in the midst of magnificent structures, sacred temple, rich culture, and welcoming locals.