Fly To Vijayawada, India
Vijayawada, which means ‘Place of Victory’, sits on the banks of the Krishna River in the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh. The third largest city in the state, Vijaywada is bound by the Indrakiladri hills to the west and the Budameru River along its northern borders. South India’s largest railway junction is found here.
Lush vegetation sets the background of the temples and stupas which serve the local communities. An Indian festival that is celebrated every 12 years, the Krishna Pushkaram, takes place in this cultural capital. Vijayawada is 275km from Hyderabad.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Vijayawada do need a Visa for India. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy nearest to Vijayawada is in Mumbai, India. Gandhi Mansion, 20 Altamount Road, Mumbai, 400 026. Phone: + 91 22 2351 3725. Fax: + 91 22 2351 3730.
See and do
Attractions visitors to Vijayawada are encouraged to see include Gandhi Stupa, Hazrathbal Mosque, Mogalrajapuram Caves, Undavalli Caves and Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum.
A well-visited attraction in the city is the Mogalarajapuram Caves. Reportedly excavated in the 5th century, the caves are unique to this region. Key features of the caves include the carved deities of Lord Nataraja, Vinayaka and Arthanareeswara.
Though it’s advisable to visit in the evening, Gandhi Hill which is located quite close to Vijayawada Railway Station, is where you can see the works of Mahatma Gandhi's as well as historical photographs in the library and a Gandhi stupa. There is also a mini train ride, a children’s play park and a small planetarium to keep young visitors entertained.
Another pretty key attraction in the city is Ranjiv Gandhi Park where an impressive horticultural arrangement, a mini zoo and a musical water fountain are the main fascinations.
Archaeology enthusiasts will love the Victoria Jubilee Museum. The museum’s design features a classic example of Indo European architectural style. The museums wealth of exhibits include the Pre Proto Historic Gallery, Portrait wall, Origin of Arms and Armour and Queen Victoria.
Vijayawada Airport – VGA
Vijayawada Airport is located 18km from the city of Vijayawada.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Vijayawada Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity include Lotus Green Park, Hotel Marg Krihsnaaya, Quality Hotel DV Manor.
Airport Hub: Vijayawada Airport (code VGA) is a hub for Air Costa.