Hotels, Attractions & Eateries: A Comprehensive Guide to a Getaway in Vijaywada

The best time to visit Vijayawada would be between the months of October and March when it experiences mild winters. You must witness the Deccan festival and the Lumbini festival. It takes just an hour and 20 minutes to reach Vijayawada from Bangalore. Just go online and look for the cheapest Bangalore to Vijayawada flights and you are done. Aptly called ‘The place of victory’, Vijayawada will have you spellbound with its numerous sights, sounds and flavours.

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Hotels:

  1. The Gateway Hotel, MG Road, Vijayawada

Its advantage lies in its proximity to the business district. For patrons of business, there is a business centre with internet as well as meeting rooms.  For general customers, there are options for fitness as well as fine dining. Breakfast is included in the package. You have room service as well as laundry service. The distance from the airport is 21 km.

  1. Quality hotel, DV Manor

You will have a refrigerator in your room. A business centre with internet as well as meeting rooms, provide utmost ease of doing business. There are options for fitness, and the food is excellent too. It is located at a distance of 19.2 km from the airport. It takes just 26 minutes from the Vijayawada airport after you land by any of the flights from Bangalore to Vijayawada.

  1. Treebo Sun Square

You get free parking as well as free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the cost. There is laundry service. Airport transportation is available. This value for money hotel is located at a distance of 21 km from the airport and 700 meters from the Vijayawada Railway Station. You also have room service as well as laundry service.

  1. Hotel Kosala

For businessmen, there is a business centre with internet access. Rooms have a mini bar. Conference facilities are provided. The restaurant provides sumptuous food and breakfast is part of the package. It is located at a distance of 19.3 km from the airport and 3.8 km from the railway station.

  1. Hotel Southern Grand

It is located in Gandhinagar. The airport is 19 km away and the railway station 500 meters away. The rooms come with a minibar and you have personalized room service.  The restaurant has excellent food and breakfast is part of the booking charges. You have free Wi-Fi as well as parking.

Restaurants:

  1. Barkaas Arabic Restaurant

For those who are diehard fans of biryani, this is the restaurant you should not miss! Located near DV Manor, this restaurant is open from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and then from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Arabic platter is out of this world.

  1. Crossroads restaurant

Located on Prakasam Road, it offers a delicious variety of Indian and Asian food. The specialities include Chicken Kalmi kebab, Apollo fish, Veg Manchurian and the Ulavacharu Chicken Biryani to name a few. The food is reasonably priced and is value for money.

  1. Aromas Multi-cuisine Restaurant

Located on MG Road, this restaurant offers some mouth-watering options. You must try the noorani egg biryani, chicken tikka and the paneer tikka. Their veg biryani isn’t bad either. The Asian menu also offers a wide variety of options.

  1. Tabla Restaurant

Located on MG Road, this restaurant offers some exciting Indian and Asian options. It offers some of the best non-veg biryani, especially the chicken biryani. You must also try the chilli chicken.

  1. Illapuram Restaurant

Located in Gandhinagar, this restaurant offers some of the best South Indian vegetarian food. You must try the South Indian Thali as well as the North Indian Thali. For those with a sweet tooth, try the Basundi.

Attractions:

  1. Kanaka Durga Temple

The timings for this temple are from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. It is located on Yanamalakuduru Road. This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The goddess is found in the Mahisasurmardini form at this temple with the slain demon king Mahishasura. The name “Kanaka” means “gold” in Sanskrit.

  1. Undavalli Caves

Located near Prakasam Barrage, the timings are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. There is no entry fee. One can find exemplary rock-cut architecture carved out of sandstone on a hillside. You will be spellbound by the caves, considered as the earliest examples of Gupta architecture. It is a seamless blend of nature and architecture.

  1. Rajiv Gandhi Park

For those who want to get away from the crowds, this park is a well maintained paradise and also boasts a mini zoo, as well as a musical show.

So what are you waiting for, get your cheapest tickets for flights from Bangalore to Vijayawada and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

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