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INFORMATION ABOUT VIJAYAWADA
Vijayawada, the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh is located on the banks of the river Krishna. Vijaywada literally meaning 'The Place of Victory', derived its name from the presiding deity Kanaka Durga also known as Vijaya. Earlier known as Bezwada it was an important centre of the Vishnukundin rulers in the 5C -6C and the headquarters of the Early Chalukyas of Badami. The city is a major railway Junction in South India. Vijayawada is a thriving business centre and a convenient base to visit the varied historical sites in the vicinity.
The discovery of pre-historic remains belonging to the stone-age man all along the banks of the Krishna River from Machilipatnam to Nagarjuna Sagar provides evidence that this part of the river valley was inhabited by the stone age man. Besides being an important religious centre for Buddhists and Hindus, Vijayawada is also a centre of Andhra culture. The Chalukyas of Kalyan and the great king Sri Krishna Deva Raya once conquered this place, and the famous Chinese traveler Xuanzang (Hsuan-Tsang) visited this place in 639 when Buddhism was at its zenith in the region.
The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing
ACCOMODATION/STAY OPTIONS IN VIJAYAWADA
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