Tourist Places in Krishna district
Kanaka Durga Temple
The beauty of this temple is seen to be believed. The temple is situated on a hill on the banks of the Krishna river. The origin or installation of Kanaka - durga Devi at Vijayawada is unknown. She is said to be Swayambu or selfmanifest. She also takes the aspect of Chandi or destroyer of the demon Durgama who was causing havoc among the peace - loving inhabitants of Dakshinapatha.
The impressive structure of the Prakasam Barrage stretches 1223.5 meter long across the Krishna River. The barrage serves also as a road bridge and spans over a panoramic lake. The three canals associated with the barrage, run through the city of Vijayawada criss crossing it and giving it a Venetian appearance.
The idea of constructing a barrage across Krishna River dates as far back as to 1798 but started taking shape in 1852 and was completed only in 1855. The Andhra Pradesh Government later constructed a new regulator cum-round bridge that was named after Sri Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Completed in 1957, it helps irrigate over 12 lakhs acres of agricultural land. The Krishna delta has been transformed into the granary of Andhra Pradesh thanks largely to the Prakasam Barrage Project.
The Kondapalli Fort
The Kondapalli Fort had been witness to the rise and fall of many dynasties. What was conceived, and eventually served as a recreational mansion, was later converted into a thriving business center. With time the Kondapalli Fort became a military training base for the British rulers.
How to Reach Kondapalli Fort
Road : Vijayawada is located 275 Kms from Hyderabad. It is well connected by Road.
Rail : Vijayawada Railwaystation.
Air : Hyderabad Airport.
A Place for archaeology lovers, Victoria Museum has a carefully preserved collection of ancient sculptures, paintings, idols, weapons, cutlery and inscriptions
Rajiv Gandhi Park is located near the new Vijayawada bus stand in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. It was built by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. A mini zoo, a musical fountain, built-up structures of dinosaurs and pre-historic animals are the main attractions.
Recently built by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, the Rajiv Gandhi Park is presently the gateway to the city. The park is named after Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, to commemorate his contributions to the development of the country.
This park is maintained with great care, and receives the visitors with grant welcome with its inspiring horticultural network. Added to this a musical fountain and a mini zoo makes merry for the tourists. This is a special attraction to the citizens during the summer period to spend their hot summer evenings in the outdoor.
is an Island in the Krishna River, at a distance of 4 km from Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh. It spreads over an area of 130 acres near to the to Prakasam Barrage. It is an ideal picnic spot with boat riding facility.
Bhavani Island is a unique aquatic joint blessed by the placid waters and rows of shady bowers. The picnickers can spend an exclusive day out with the family, friends and relatives at a low budget. Fringed by mangroves and manicured gardens, the woodlands, sparkling water bodies and undulating meadows, Vijayawada Bhavani Island is just the right destination for fun, frolic and amusement. It has something to offer for all. The children can play to their heart's content in the open air, the old can enjoy the serenity and for the romancing couples it is always a favorite haunt.
There is enough scope for the development of more aquatic and marshy-land oriented activities in the Bhavani Island. A 15 crore investment on its developmental plans are already in progress making it more attractive to the visitors. The Bhavani Island is easily accessible from the corners of the city of Vijayawada. This allows even the evening walkers to visit the island for the fresh air and the lush green surrounding.