For travel to Vijayawada, look for cheap flights to the Vijayawada Airport, nestled in the town of Gannavaram on National Highway 5, approximately 21 kilometres from the city of Vijayawada. This mid-sized domestic airport connects the interiors of Andhra Pradesh, and is served by several airlines, including Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India, with connections to and from the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
Vijayawada Airport offers many basic amenities such as luggage carts, wheelchairs, and a snack bar. However, no shopping is available at the airport. Vijayawada Airport continues to grow its various routes, carriers and infrastructure. To reach the city of Vijayawada after your Vijayawada flights, you may take either a taxi or the more inexpensive bus to the centre of the city.
Once in Vijayawada, you can get around by several means of affordable public transportation. City buses connect the city, but often get overcrowded and are best avoided during the peak hours. You may purchase tickets once you board the bus, so make sure that you have adequate change. Auto rickshaws are abundant throughout the city, and can be flagged down on most major streets. Agree on a price with the driver before starting your trip. Cycle rickshaws are less common, but if you do encounter one, they are a great way to cover the city over short distances. Again, agree on a price before starting your trip.
Vijayawada offers very few taxis, although there are some for hire that you may call to arrange for a customer pick-up. In addition, you can rent a car through many popular and internationally known car rental agencies such as Enterprise and Hertz.
Vijayawada flights can get you to the city with plenty of time for sightseeing on the day of your arrival. Take advantage of your time here, as Vijayawada boasts many tourist attractions. At the entrance to the city, you can not help but find yourself in Rajiv Gandhi Park, which includes a mini zoo. Don't miss the Kanaka Durga Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to the goddess and protector of Vijayawada. For panoramic views of the Krishna river and the city, stroll along the Prakasham Barrage. If you are interested in learning more about Mahatma Gandhi, be sure to visit Gandhi Hill, which includes a Memorial Library as well as a sound and light show about Gandhi's life. For more views of the Krishna river and the city, take a stroll to the Subramanya Swamy Temple. For nature lovers, Bhavani Island, an estuary island in the Krishna river, is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Finally, located a short distance outside of Vijayawada and easily accessible via Bus Number 301, the Undavalli Cave Temples feature a large statue of Vishnu.
Finding cheap flights to Vijayawada will allow you to fully enjoy the shopping, dining and nightlife that the city has to offer. The most popular shopping areas in Vijayawada are on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Besant Road and in Kondapalli. Vijayawada is best known for its fashionable saris, traditional paintings, wooden toys, pearls, silver work and mango pickle delicacies.
Try the local Andhra cuisine when eating out, easily found at Hotel Ilapuram and at Sweet Magic, where you can also satisfy your sweet tooth. Sample the Chinese cuisine at Fortune Murali. Fast food restaurants featuring burgers and pizza are also widely available.
Vijayawada nightlife ranges from checking out the local bars and clubs, frequently found in the city’s five star hotels, to catching a Hindi movie on Besant Road, to watching a traditional dance performance. The choice is yours.
21 June 2017
guptaeti, New Delhi
22 June 2017