Bhadrachalam and Vijayawada are located at a distance of 280Kms from each other. Vijayawada can be reached in about 3hrs 30min.APSRTC operates close to 20 buses from Bhadrachalam to Vijayawada. The first bus starts from 11:00 AM and you can catch buses till 11:30 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.159, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.205.
APSRTC provide a number of options in the type of buses like EXPRESS, Ultra Deluxe for your to choose from.
Bhadrachalam is a very important pilgrimage. There are many places and spots to see in Bhadrachalam. If you are planning for a devotional weekend, then it is the best place to visit. Bhadrachalam is actually a very sacred place. It comes only second after Tirupati. There are innumerable temples with marks of historicity. You can spend your whole vacation just by being religious at Bhadrachalam.
Vijayawada is one of the biggest cities of Andhra Pradesh. Located atop the Krishna delta, the city lies between River Budameru on the north and the Indrakiladri Hills on the west. The meaning of the word Vijayawada is – ‘The Place of Victory’. It is said that the city was named Vijayawada when Lord Shiva blessed Arjuna on the Indrakiladri Hills. Another version is that the city got the name as Goddess Durga killed a demon she became ‘Vijaya’ (victorious) and the place where she rested became ‘Vijayawada’. Vijayawada is an ancient city and was ruled by kings like Madhava Varma, Chalukyas and Krishna Deva Raya among others. Vijayawada is now a well-developed trade centre of the state. It is well connected with other parts of the state by means of roadways and railways. Several bus services are available to various cities like Hyderabad, Secundarabad, Chennai, Pune, Vizag, and Bangalore among others.