About Vijayawada - Andhra Pradesh
About Vijayawada - An Introduction
Vijayawada the third largest city of Andhra Pradesh is located on the banks of the Krishna River in krishna District. Vijayawada was eailer known as Bezawada is at distance of 282 Kms sfrom hyderabad.
History of Rajahmundry
This city got its name from Chalukya ruler Rajaraja Narendra who ruled this city around 1022 AD. This city was orginally known as Raja Mahendri or Raja Mahendravaram which Later underwent name changes like Rajahmahendramu, Rajamandramu, Rajahmundhri and finally now Rajahmundry during the Mohammedans & British rule .
Nannayya, the famous poet laureate also called 'Adi Kavi' (The first Poet) of Telugu belonged to this place. He, along with Tikkana and Yerrana, was responsible for the translation of Jaya, Sanskrit version of Mahabharata, into Telugu. Nannaya was the person to change telugu from an oral language to a language with script
Rajahmundry is also known for its Asia's 2nd largest rail-cum-road bridge on the river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry.
How to Reach Vijayawada:
By Air : Gannavaram is the nearest domestic airport, which is 19 kms away and Hyderabad is the nearest international airport, which is 282 kms away.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Vijayawada, which is 1 km.
By Road : Vijayawada is well connected by APSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby such as Hyderabad, Rajamundry, Bhopal and Vishakhapatnam .