Places To Visit
The Prakasam Barrage extends across the width of the Krishna River, linking the districts of Krishna and Guntur. The construction started in the year 1852 and was completed three years later in 1855. The bridge was built later on and named after Sri Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The dam irrigates over 1.2 Million acres of land, and is the first major irrigation project of South India. Besides irrigating vast tracts of farmland, the dam provides a spectacular view of the lake and has become a major tourist attraction of Vijayawada.
The Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient vishwakarma sthapathis, are located in the village of Undavalli. In Tadepalle Mandal in the Guntur District, and near the southern bank of the Krishna River in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The caves are located 6 km south west from Vijayawada, 22 km north east of Guntur City.
The most striking feature of the cave is the 5 meter long statue of Buddha. Another prominent attraction of the cave is Vishnu, a sculpture of Sri Vishnu who is made with a single granite stone.
The Kondapalli Fort is located to the west of Kondapalli in the Krishna District, near Vijayawada. In the 14th century, Prolaya Vema Reddy of Kondavid built this fort as a recreational and business centre. This fort has three successive entry gates, out of which the main entrance gate is called the Dargha Darwaja.
Made out of a single block of granite, this main entrance gate is 3.7 m wide and 4.6 m high.Another entrance gate of the fort is the Golconda Darwaza, which serves as a gateway to the Jaggaiahpet Village.The major attraction of the fort is the Tanisha Mahal or Palace, which is located on a crest between two hills
Spread over an area of 133 acres, Bhavani Island is a river island that offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a place to rest, relax and enjoy oneself with its mangroves, well-manicured gardens, pristine woodlands, rolling meadows and shimmering water bodies.
Bhavani Island is a popular picnic spot, where children can run around carefree while adults can enjoy the energising and refreshing ambience. Situated in Krishna River, the island is quite close to Prakasam Barrage. There are great boating facilities, which allow visitors to explore the river. The swimming pools on the island are well-maintained and clean. Visitors, who do not want to spend time in the pools, can opt for other water sports.