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About Vijayawada

Vijayawada is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is the second largest city in this state and serves as its commercial hub. The name of this city, Vijayawada, means ‘The Place of Victory’. The history behind this name is that Goddess Durga relaxed here after killing the demon. Her victory over the demon gave this place its name. Bezawada is the other name for this city. During the peak period of Buddhism, the much-known Chinese Huin Tsang had visited this place in 639 A.D.

Vijayawada is one of the fastest growing cities in Andhra Pradesh. McKinsey Quarterly, the famous business magazine, titled it as the "Global City of the Future". It has also been termed as the cleanest one in the state by the Ministry of Urban Development. This city is a blend of modern infrastructure against a strong historical backdrop. This feature makes this city unique and a perfect destination for tourists.


Transportation :

Road : The city is located nearly 275 Kms from the capital city i.e. Hyderabad.

Rail : Vijayawada Railway Station.

Air : Hyderabad Airport.

Area :

61.88 km2

Population :

A total of 14,91,202 with 7,50,770 males and 7,40,432 females (according to provisional data of census 2011)

Language :

Official language is Telugu

Climate :

Mostly Hot and Humid

Calling Code :

0866

Best Time To Visit :

Winters

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