Badava is a small village in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The biggest urban agglomeration of the region, Vijayawada city, is located at a distance of 53 km across the mighty Krishna river. Tourists travelling through the area should not expect much. However, cricket enthusiasts can get down and have a small game consisting of a few overs in the adjacent Naidu’s Cricket Stadium.
Places to Stay
The best and reputed places of lodging in the area are located in Vijayawada (53 km). Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Hotel Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 700), Haritha Berm Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Grand Residence (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Green Valley Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Badava is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Vijayawada are Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, the picturesque Prakasam Barrage, Moghalrajpuram Caves, Bhavani Island, Hazratbal Mosque and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vijayawada Airport at a distance of 71 km.
The Vijayawada Junction Railway Station is the nearest biggest railway station at a distance of 50 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Some of the private operators active are SRM Travels and Kesineni Travels. Ticketgoose.com is a popular bus booking site from where you can get your tickets easily.