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How To Reach Vijayawada
Vijayawada means “The Place of Victory”. This city is located on the bank of the river Krishna that flows through it. Vijayawada is India’s fastest-growing city in terms of commercialization and modernization. The city has its history which is pretty ancient. With over a dozen amazing tourist spots, Vijayawada is surely capable of attracting people who love traveling. And if you are one of those and have not visited this city yet, you must be wondering for options to reach the city. Well, Vijayawada has the best rail network in entire South India. So the best option to reach Vijayawada is a railway. It’s not only cheap but offers the most comfortable way to get here, whereas, airways remain the fastest but the most expensive way to reach the city. Let’s discuss these options in detail.
Vijayawada is extremely well connected with trains. It has direct connectivity from almost every major city in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and so on. So getting here by train is very simple and inexpensive. The nearest railway station for Vijayawada is the Vijayawada Junction railway station. This massive railway junction is the biggest and the 4th busiest railway station in India. It has 10 platforms with over 300 trains and 1.4 lacks passengers being served daily. About 38 trains originate from this station and some 40 trains terminate here. So check the IRCTC website for train details from your source station to Vijayawada and book your tickets.
Roadways offer yet another convenient mode of transport for reaching Vijayawada. Through roadways, you can reach Vijayawada directly from almost anywhere. The highways that connect Vijayawada with other cities in India and Andhra are extremely well connected and maintained. You can book private Volvo, AC, non-AC, Deluxe, Sleeper, Semi-Sleeper buses easily from any ticket booking website. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) runs several buses frequently to help you reach the city. If you are a close distance from Vijayawada, self-driving is also a good option which is preferred by many tourists.
Vijayawada being a prominent Andhra city has its own airport. The airport offers several domestic and international flights so it is quite convenient to reach Vijayawada from primary Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and so on. Being an international airport, foreign visitors can land directly to the city’s airport and then book a private cab to reach hotels and other places in the city. IndiGo, Spicejet, Air India, Vistara, Go Air run regular flights between Mumbai and Vijayawada. So check online for the available flights between your source city to Vijayawada and book your tickets.
Getting around in the city of Vijayawada is very convenient because the city is well developed. Therefore you have different means of transport available in the city to help you reach the popular tourist attractions. The local city buses are in good condition and affordable, so you can use them for sightseeing, but you must be aware of places and how to use the buses to get there. Also during peak office hours, you should avoid traveling in them as they can get extremely crowded. For quick hops, auto-rickshaw service is available almost 24/7. Always bargain with them as they generally charge more if they know that you are a traveler. The most convenient option is to book a private cab for a day. Ola cabs are available in the city so you can use them as well. Again, bargain and strike a deal you are comfortable with.