Vijayawada is an important port in south India and is considered to be the cultural capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Situated at the head of the Krishna Delta, Vijayawada derives its name from that of its presiding deity goddess Vijaya.Being a busy port and a major junction on the Calcutta-Chennai railway line, this city has grown into an important industrial centre.Vijayawada is at a distance of 70 km from the sea and is surrounded by bare granite hills. The place is famous for its rock mountains and the rivers that cut through them. Vijayawada is famous for its delicious mangoes and pickles as also its delicious, spicy cuisine.Mogalarajapuram temple, Jain temple, Victoria Jubilee Museum and Hazrathbal Mosque within the city and Kondapalli, Amravati, nearby are some of the numerous places of tourist interest that one must not miss while on a trip to Vijayawada.Vijayawada also houses one of the famous dams of the country. The Krishna Delta Irrigation Scheme irrigates almost one million hectares of land making the entire region one of the richest grain producing areas of the country. The Prakasham Barrage is over 1000 metre long and has a railway route and a road running across it.Tourism-of-India provides complete information about Vijayawada, India. Tourism-of-India offers package tours for Vijayawada.