Signature Experiences

Picnic at Bhavani Island

One of the largest islands in Andhra Pradesh, Bhavani Island is set in the midst of Krishna River with the landmark Prakasam Barrage in close proximity. It is named after the goddess Kanaka Durga whose historic temple on Indrakeeladri Hill is accessible by road. Our Concierge will pack a gourmet picnic which you can savour on the island while soaking in the views. Thrill seekers can opt for adventure rides and witness the evening laser show which depicts the history of Vijayawada.

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Moonlight Dinner

Plan a proposal, ring in your wedding anniversary or celebrate any special occasion with an exquisitely curated meal under the stars at Vivanta Vijayawada MG Road. Our experienced chefs will customize a four-course menu paired with wine. A marvellously decorated table by the swimming pool with a chocolate box, roses and balloons completes this romantic experience that is guaranteed to delight and pamper your better half.

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Discover Vijayawada

As the political, cultural and educational capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is a dynamic city with an intriguing past. With the word ‘victory’ in its name, the city finds its mythological origin in the epic Mahabharata and the great warrior Arjuna. Given its central location, guests at Vivanta Vijayawada MG Road can explore the city’s icons without travelling too far. Visit the 5th century Mogalarajapuram Caves for exquisite rock carvings and standout statue of Ardhanareshwara – one of its kind in South India – depicting Lord Shiva and Parvati as the unity of opposites. The Undavalli Caves in Guntur showcase Buddhist, Jain and Hindu influences. Art and history lovers can spend hours at Victoria Jubilee Museum on Bandar Road, a classic example of Indo-European architecture style.

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Shop Local Souvenirs

Our concierge will guide you to the best markets to browse Vijayawada’s famous Mangalagiri cotton saris embellished with gold thread-work. Available in vibrant colours, these lightweight saris make wonderful gifts for loved ones back home. Another souvenir you must carry back with you are wooden toys from Kondapalli. Handcrafted from indigenous tella poniki wood by artisans known as ‘aryakshtriyas’, this charming toys are themed around rural life and mythology, with figures that have realistically expressive faces.

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