Flights to Vijayawada
The city of Vijayawada is among the largest and most important cities in Andhra Pradesh. Situated on the banks of River Krishna, the city is surrounded by Budameru River on the north, the Bay of Bengal in the east and Indrakeeladri Mountain in the west. All the flights to Vijayawada land at the Vijayawada domestic airport and the city is well connected to major cities across the country. The city is also known by its historic name, Bezwada.
The city of Vijayawada experiences tropical climate with hot summers and monsoon season. Tourists can plan a trip to Vijayawada at anytime of the year barring the summer months, especially in May and June, when the temperature reaches 470C. Krishna Pushkaran is the main event in Vijayawada which is held once in 12 years.
Vijayawada is a famous city from the perspective of heritage, culture and religion. Amravati, Gunadala Matha Shrine, Hinkar Thirtha, Kanaka Durga temple and Subramanya Swamy temple are important religious attractions. If you are inclined more towards history and culture then visit the Kondapalli fort, Lenin statue, Mogalarajapuram caves, Undavalli caves and Victoria museum. Bhavani Island, Gandhi hill, Manglagiri and Rajiv Gandhi Park are among the natural attractions where tourists can relax and enjoy a picnic.
Numerous low fare flights from all over the country connect Vijayawada. The nearest international airport connecting Vijayawada to the rest of the world is at Hyderabad, which is 263 km from here. Rajahmundry airport is the nearest domestic airport.
Eating & Shopping
Owing to urbanization and influence of varied cultures, numerous restaurants, cafés and eating joints have mushroomed in the city. There are vast options to choose ranging from fast food joints selling burgers and pizzas to coffee shops and ethnic restaurants. The city is eloquent for its hot and spicy Andhra cuisine, which can be enjoyed at Hotel Ilapuram, Sweet Magic and Shanthi Hotel. Kobbari Chekkalu and the raw coriander chutney are not to be missed food items in Vijaywada.
When in Vijayawada, tourists should include a trip to MG Road, Eluru Road, Kondapalli and Besant Road, which are the main shopping places in the city. Some of the most popular buys in Vijayawada are - Mangalagiri saris and Kalamkari painting that depict mythological eras with creations of Hindu Gods and goddesses, pearls, silver jewellery and semi precious stones.
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