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Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India


Vijayawada, also called Bezwada, lies at the head of the delta of the mighty Krishna river. Surrounded by hills and intersected by canals, it has emerged as a major port and important junction on the east-coast train line from Kolkata to Chennai. While it's an important industrial center and a hectic city, many also regard it as the heart of Andhra culture and language. The main attraction here are the temples, including the ancient rock-cave temples. The city is a centre for Hindu pilgrimages. [Adapted from Encyclopedia Britannica]

Busy intersection

City by the Krishna river

View from above (more)

Random street


Colored chicks (more)


Visitor to the city (more)


Visitor to the city (more)


Pilgrim boy


Kanak Durga temple


Pilgrims (more)


Pilgrims


Siblings


Pilgrims climbing steps


Father and son


Sculpture over Shiva temple


Sculpture over Shiva temple


Bathing pilgrims


Of all shapes and sizes


For both genders


Sacred water?


Ready for a dip


Father and son


Two brahmins


Pilgrim in black

Undavalli Caves

Hindu rock-cut cave temples

Begun in 6th century CE

Second of four floors (more)

Reclining Vishnu (more)


Female sentry (1, 2)


Landscape from the caves


Landscape from the caves


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