Vijayawada, the “Land of victory” and the host city to the academic feast of APASICON 2019, is home to a rich and varied heritage. Colloquially known as “Vidyala Wada which translates to “the land of education”, it attained unparalleled importance as the capital of the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh and has been recognized as a “Global City of the Future”
Vijayawada, as one of the fastest growing cities of world and oldest cultural epicentres of Andhra Pradesh, has a veritable trove of tourist attractions catering to varied tastes.
Religious Places : Kanaka Durga Temple, Mangalagiri Panakala Swami Temple, Hazarat Bal Mosque, Hinkar Thirtha, Gunadala Mary Matha Church.
Heritage Sites : Undavalli caves, Mogalarajapuram Caves.
Landmarks : Amaravati capital region, Prakasam Barrage, Dhyana Buddha, Gandhi Hill.
Entertainment : Bhavani Island, Haailand.
Shopping : The city offers a vibrant shopping experience with upscale boutiques, unique handloom products, artisanal craft stores and colourful street markets alongside the ubiquitous Malls carrying all the popular brands, a stone throw away from city centre. GI Tagged Kalamkari Printed fabrics and the handmade Kondaplli Toys are a must buy.
Transport : The Pandit Nehru Bus Station and the Vijayawada railway station. The Vijayawada Airport at Gannavaram provides air connectivity to major metropolitan cities of the country.