Attractions around Vijayawada

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Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake, the largest fresh water lake near Vijayawada, is rich in flora and fauna that attracts migratory birds from Australia, Siberia, Egypt and Philippines between the months of October and March.


Kondapalli Fort

Kondapalli fort situated in Kondapalli village about 16 km from Vijayawada. This 7th century fort on the hill has witnessed the glory of many dynasties and served as a business center in the old days.


Hinkar Thirtha (Jain Temple) - Mangalagiri

Hinkar Thirtha (Jain Temple) - Mangalagiri near Vijayawada is the biggest Jain temple in the region with beautiful architecture.

Buddhist Sites

Dhyanakataka, Bhattiprolu, Goli Guntupalli, Ghantasala and Chinna Ganjam are some important Buddhist sites in and around Vijayawada. Many stupas and viharas were built during the Satavahana and Salivahana dynasties.

Gunadala Mary Matha Shrine

The Church of Gunadala Mary Matha Shrine is known for the annual feast that is organized to commemorate the appearance of Mother Mary at Lourdes on February 11, 1858. There is also an iron cross that is erected at the top of the hill.

Hazratbal Mosque

Hazratbal Mosque near Vijayawada is home to a holy relic of Prophet Mohammed that is displayed once a year.

Amravati Museum

Amravati, near Vijayawada, has an archaeological museum that houses Buddhist relics and antiquities discovered from excavations at various Buddhist sites.



Adurru, a small village near Vijayawada, is known for the archaeological excavations that were conducted in 1953 by ASI in an area of 2 acres to discover Buddhist stupas, chaityas and viharas.


Mogalarajapuram Caves

Mogalarajapuram Caves near Vijayawada has 3 famous caves that date back to 5th-6th century. There is also a beautifully carved image of Lord Ardhanariswara, Lord Vinayaka and Lord Shiva in Nataraja form.

Undavalli Caves

Undavalli caves are 7th century caves that are located around 8 km from Vijayawada. There is a huge monolith of Lord Vishnu in reclining posture that is sculpted out of a single block of granite.


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