Dotingly called as “The City of Victory”, Vijayawada sits perfectly between the banks of River Krishna and its tributary Budameru. The city lies in the rich coastal delta area of the state. Today an important industrial centre and a bustling town, Vijayawada has a perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and a small-town charm. Popularly known as ‘Bezawada’ (Bejawada) by the locals, the city grew in all angles - commercial, cultural and industrial.
The city offers many places to see and spend time on. Some famous landmarks and places to visit in Vijayawada are Prakasam barrage, Kanaka Durga temple, Gandhi Stupa on Gandhi Hills, the Mogalarajapuram caves, the Undavalli caves, the Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum on Bandar Road, Hazrat Bal Mosque, Rajeev Gandhi Park, St. Mary’s church, the Bhavani Island and Gunadala Church. There are some towns and villages nearby Vijayawada like Amaravati, Kuchipudi, Kondapalli, Gudivada, Chandavaram and Machalipatnam that gives a good tourist pleasure.