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History of Vijayawada

There is evidence to suggest tha Vijaywada existed from the time of the Stone Age. The history of Vijaywada can be traced back to the reign of the Chalukyas and during the time of Krishnadeva Raya was designated as the Chalukya kingdom's cultural and religious capital. Many a foreign traveller including Huyen Tsang the Buddhist visited Vijaywada.

Under British rule in the early 1900's Vijaywada grew by way of infrastructure as also facilities like the Prakasam Barrage and bridges were built to make rail and road connectivity easier.


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