Vijayawada translates to 'place of victory' and it holds an important position in south India because it is home to the region's largest railway junction. The city name has mythological connections, as it is claimed that Arjuna was blessed by Lord Shiva at the top of the Indrakeeladri Hill and after that Arjuna created Vijayawada. Also, known as Bezawada, this city is located on the banks of the Krishna River and overlooks the Bay of Bengal. The Indrakeeladri Hill forms a spectacular backdrop to the city on the west.
According to myth, Goddess Durga rested at Vijayawada after killing a demon and that is how the place got its name. Nonetheless, Vijayawada is a veritable paradise for people to learn more about the region's history and culture. The city is renowned for some beautiful temples, Buddhist shrines and of course, the famous Prakasam Barrage.
Vijayawada Airport is located in Gannavaram about 13 km from Vijayawada. Vijaywada is well connected to the airport by road and taxis for the city are available near the airport.
Vijayawada junction is a very busy junction with more than 270 trains visiting it per day. It is well connected with various railway stations in India.
Vijayawada is well connected to roads to national highways NH 16 and NH 65.M.G. Road and Eluru road are the main roads of the city.
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