Vijayawada is located on the banks of the holy river Krishna. A traveler's delight; Vijayawada is famous for its beautiful Hindu & Buddhist temple. The cuisine of Vijayawada is spicy & deliciously varied. The city is renowned for delicious mangoes, which are used to prepare pickles. It is known as the political, cultural, pilgrimage & educational center of the state. It is known as the city that never sleeps. It is believed that Arjuna, of the epic of Mahabharata prayed at the Indrakeeladri Hill & won the blessings of Lord Shiva.