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Vijayawada

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This is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh next to Hyderabad and a largest railway hub in Andhra Pradesh. and also a busiest Rail way station in Asia with 24 hrs of train service. All platform in this station are of half kilometer length. The present name is derived from the presiding deity, Kanakdurga also called Vijaya. It is also known as Bezawada . It is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India and is located on the banks of the Krishna River, bounded by the lndrakeeladri Hills on the west and the Budameru river on the north.

Vijayawada has been ruled by different dynasties from time to time, including the Chalukyas of Kalyan and the great ruler Krishna Deva Raya. Literary meaning "the place of victory", the most interesting thing about Vijayawada is its location. This is the heart of Andhra Pradesh, historically a cultural, political and educational centre. The purest for of Telugu is spoken in Vijayawada, and political thinking within Andhra Pradesh originated and evolved here.

The present name is derived from the presiding deity, Kanakdurga also called Vijaya. Vijayawada is in Krishna District, about 275 km from the state capital Hyderabad and is known as the business capital of Andhra Pradesh. The topography of Vijayawada is marked by small and medium sized hills and plain lands in between them. The hills of Vijayawada are actually a continuation of the Eastern Ghat chains. The temperature in the summer months changes from hot to hotter, rising up to 46 degree centigrade. The winter months are pleasant and the temperature is also mild.

Telegu is also the most widely spoken language of Andhra Pradesh. However, the cosmopolitan character of the city of Vijayawada has led to the use and popularity of Hindi, Tamil and English as languages in Vijayawada. The second most spoken language in the country, Telugu occupies a special position among all the other Vijayawada languages.

The temperature ranges between 10 degree Centigrade and 30 degree Centigrade. With the River Krishna flowing through it, the Indrakeeladri Hills in the west and the Budameru stream in the north, the climate of Vijayawada is essentially a tropical one.

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