One of the epic marvels of Mother Nature - Vijayawada is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. The name means ‘City of Victory’, owing to some famous legends which have gained popularity by the grace of the locals. The most famous among these legends states that Arjun prayed to Lord Shiva on top of Indrakeela Hill and won the Pasupat weapon. Hence the name Vijayawada signifies his victory here. Other than its historical importance, the City of Victory is also known as the commercial headquarters of Andhra Pradesh. The city became ISO 37120 Platinum level certified in October 2018 and is expected to reach a GDP of $17 billion by 2025. McKinsey Quarterly - the reputed business magazine - has aptly dubbed Vijayawada as the ‘Global City of the Future’.
Places To Visit In Vijayawada
Whether you come to Vijayawada on business or simply to explore the rich cultural heritage, you should definitely pay a visit to the following places:
Bhavani island is one of the largest river islands, which is located on the river Krishna in Vijayawada. This island serves as the perfect example as to why Vijayawada is the perfect weekend getaway from Hyderabad. If you are a nature lover or a water sports enthusiast, this island is the perfect place for both. With activities like water-skiing, kayaking, parasailing, fishing or picnics, this is the perfect vacation spot for the entire family.
The Undavalli caves serve as a majestic example of rock-cut architecture in India. These caves have been carved out of solid sandstone on a hillside and date back to the 4th and 5th centuries. The caves hold national importance and are a mixture of Jain and Hindu architecture. One of the earliest references of Gupta architecture, the Undavalli caves will mesmerize you with their charm and grandeur and fill you with awe and wonder.
The City of Victory attracts both business and leisure travelers to its premises. When you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Vijayawada, head to the Hotel Southern Grand, located in the heart of the city. With close proximity to the railway station and major tourist attractions, our hotel in Vijayawada will offer you the finest in terms of accommodation and dining. A perfect blend of opulence and comfort, stay at our hotel and embrace the vibrant lifestyle that is symbolic to Vijayawada.