The distance between these two cities is around 0Kms, and can be reached in approximately .Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Proddutur and Vijayawada. APSRTC is a major operator along this route. You have buses starting from , till . The lowest fare for these buses starts from Rs.0, and the maximum fare is around Rs.0.
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Proddatur is situated in Kadapa district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The origin of the name is related to a story from Ramayana. According to the epic, Sri Rama on his way back from Sri Lanka after killing Ravana asked Sita to find a place for them to rest at dusk. It is believed that this place came to be known as Podduturu or Proddatur, as dusk translates to ‘poddu’ in Telugu. Proddatur is well known for its shops dealing with both cotton and gold thus giving the city the name second Bombay. Dussera festival celebrations are as grand as the festivities in Mysore and thus the place is also known as the second Mysore. A Lord Shiva Temple, believed to be consecrated by Sri Rama, is found on the banks of Penna. A Dargah belonging to a Sufi saint known as Chausain Vali Dargah is also located here.
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.